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The Impact of Anthropologically Motivated Human Social Networks on the Transmission Dynamics of Infectious Disease

Abstract Understanding the consequences of changes in social networks is an important an-

thropological research goal. This dissertation looks at the role of data-driven social

networks on infectious disease transmission and evolution. The dissertation has two

projects. The first project is an examination of the effects of the superspreading

phenomenon, wherein a relatively few individuals are responsible for a dispropor-

tionate number of secondary cases, on the patterns of an infectious disease. The

second project examines the timing of the initial introduction of tuberculosis (TB) to

the human population. The results suggest that TB has a long evolutionary history

with hunter-gatherers. Both of these projects demonstrate the consequences ... (more)
Created Date 2019
Contributor Nesse, Hans P (Author) / Hurtado, Ana Magdalena (Advisor) / Castillo-Chavez, Carlos (Committee member) / Mubayi, Anuj (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Cultural anthropology / Epidemiology / Hunter-gatherers / Infectious disease transmission / SARS / Social networks / Subcritical epidemics / Superspreading
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 103 pages
Language English
Note Doctoral Dissertation Anthropology 2019
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
Additional Formats MODS / OAI Dublin Core / RIS

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