Using "outbreak science" to strengthen the use of models during epidemics

Nat Commun. 2019 Jul 15;10(1):3102. doi: 10.1038/s41467-019-11067-2.


Infectious disease modeling has played a prominent role in recent outbreaks, yet integrating these analyses into public health decision-making has been challenging. We recommend establishing ‘outbreak science’ as an inter-disciplinary field to improve applied epidemic modeling.

MeSH terms

  • Civil Defense
  • Decision Support Techniques*
  • Disease Outbreaks*
  • Hemorrhagic Fever, Ebola / epidemiology
  • Humans
  • Interdisciplinary Communication
  • Public Health / trends