Infectious Disease Epidemiology Group

Laith Abu-Raddad, PhD
Principal Investigator
Professor of Healthcare Policy and Research
Assistant Dean for Extramural Research Funding
Director of the Biostatistics, Epidemiology, and Biomathematics Research Core
Laith Abu-Raddad


Our research interests focus on studying the epidemiology of diseases and assessing the impact of interventions. Our main interest is on infectious disease epidemiology with an emphasis on sexually transmitted infections. In addition to HIV and other sexually transmitted infections, we conducted or are currently working on research projects in relation to hepatitis C virus, tuberculosis, influenza, SARS, within-host virology, and the ecology and evolution of infectious diseases. Our methodology expertise emphasizes conventional epidemiologic methods as well as quantitative methods including mathematical modeling and related standard epidemiologic statistical analyses.