ASU Electronic Theses and Dissertations
This collection includes most of the ASU Theses and Dissertations from 2011 to present. ASU Theses and Dissertations are available in downloadable PDF format; however, a small percentage of items are under embargo. Information about the dissertations/theses includes degree information, committee members, an abstract, supporting data or media.
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- 3 English
- 3 Public
- 3 Applied mathematics
- 2 Epidemiology
- 1 Anthroponotic Visceral Leishmaniasis
- 1 Drug resistance
- 1 Infectious Disease Epidemiology
- 1 Influenza
- 1 Leishmania donovani
- 1 Mathematical epidemiology
- 1 Mathematics
- 1 Ordinary Differential Equations
- 1 Parameter Estimation or inverse problem
- 1 STDs
- 1 Scaling
- 1 Stochastic modeling
- 1 Uncertainty and Sensitivity Analyses
- 1 Urban areas
- 1 Visceral Leishmaniasis
- 1 Volterra Integral Equations
In the field of infectious disease epidemiology, the assessment of model robustness outcomes plays a significant role in the identification, reformulation, and evaluation of preparedness strategies aimed at limiting the impact of catastrophic events (pandemics or the deliberate release of biological agents) or used in the management of disease prevention strategies, or employed in the identification and evaluation of control or mitigation measures. The research work in this dissertation focuses on: The comparison and assessment of the role of exponentially distributed waiting times versus the use of generalized non-exponential parametric distributed waiting times of infectious periods on the quantitative and …
- Morale Butler, Emmanuel Jesús, Castillo-Chavez, Carlos, Aparicio, Juan P, et al.
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Extraordinary medical advances have led to significant reductions in the burden of infectious diseases in humans. However, infectious diseases still account for more than 13 million annual deaths. This large burden is partly due to some pathogens having found suitable conditions to emerge and spread in denser and more connected host populations, and others having evolved to escape the pressures imposed by the rampant use of antimicrobials. It is then critical to improve our understanding of how diseases spread in these modern landscapes, characterized by new host population structures and socio-economic environments, as well as containment measures such as the …
- Patterson-Lomba, Oscar, Castillo-Chavez, Carlos, Towers, Sherry, et al.
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The Visceral Leishmaniasis (VL) is primarily endemic in five countries, with India and Sudan having the highest burden. The risk factors associated with VL are either unknown in some regions or vary drastically among empirical studies. Here, a dynamical model, motivated and informed by field data from the literature, is analyzed and employed to identify and quantify the impact of region dependent risks on the VL transmission dynamics. Parameter estimation procedures were developed using model-derived quantities and empirical data from multiple resources. The dynamics of VL depend on the estimates of the control reproductive number, RC, interpreted as the average …
- Barley, Kamal Kevin, Castillo-Chavez, Carlos, Mubayi, Anuj, et al.
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