Eben Kenah

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Klaus C, Wascher M, KhudaBukhsh WR, Tien JH, Rempała GA, Kenah E. (2022). Assortative mixing among vaccination groups and biased estimation of reproduction numbers. The Lancet. Infectious diseases, 22(5)

Yang Y, Kenah E. (2022). Understanding how fast SARS-CoV-2 variants transmit from household studies. The Lancet. Infectious diseases

Gregory ME, MacEwan SR, Gaughan AA, Rush LJ, Powell JR, Kurth JD, Kenah E, Panchal AR, Scheck McAlearney A. (2022). Closing the Gap on COVID-19 Vaccinations in First Responders and Beyond: Increasing Trust. International journal of environmental research and public health, 19(2)

Gregory ME, MacEwan SR, Powell JR, Volney J, Kurth JD, Kenah E, Panchal AR, McAlearney AS. (2022). The COVID-19 vaccine concerns scale: Development and validation of a new measure. Human vaccines & immunotherapeutics

Figueiredo JC, Hirsch FR, Kushi LH, Nembhard WN, Crawford JM, Mantis N, Finster L, Merin NM, Merchant A, Reckamp KL, Melmed GY, Braun J, McGovern D, Parekh S, Corley DA, Zohoori N, Amick BC, Du R, Gregersen PK, Diamond B, Taioli E, Sariol C, Espino A, Weiskopf D, Gifoni A, Brien J, Hanege W, Lipsitch M, Zidar DA, Scheck McAlearney A, Wajnberg A, LaBaer J, Yvonne Lewis E, Binder RA, Moormann AM, Forconi C, Forrester S, Batista J, Schieffelin J, Kim D, Biancon G, VanOudenhove J, Halene S, Fan R, Barouch DH, Alter G, Pinninti S, Boppana SB, Pati SK, Latting M, Karaba AH, Roback J, Sekaly R, Neish A, Brincks AM, Granger DA, Karger AB, Thyagarajan B, Thomas SN, Klein SL, Cox AL, Lucas T, Furr-Holden D, Key K, Jones N, Wrammerr J, Suthar M, Yu Wong S, Bowman NM, Simon V, Richardson LD, McBride R, Krammer F, Rana M, Kennedy J, Boehme K, Forrest C, Granger SW, Heaney CD, Knight Lapinski M, Wallet S, Baric RS, Schifanella L, Lopez M, Fernández S, Kenah E, Panchal AR, Britt WJ, Sanz I, Dhodapkar M, Ahmed R, Bartelt LA, Markmann AJ, Lin JT, Hagan RS, Wolfgang MC, Skarbinski J. (2022). Mission, Organization, and Future Direction of the Serological Sciences Network for COVID-19 (SeroNet) Epidemiologic Cohort Studies. Open forum infectious diseases, 9(6)

Di Lauro F, KhudaBukhsh WR, Kiss IZ, Kenah E, Jensen M, Rempała GA. (2022). Dynamic survival analysis for non-Markovian epidemic models. Journal of the Royal Society, Interface, 19(191)

Vossler H, Akilimali P, Pan Y, KhudaBukhsh WR, Kenah E, Rempała GA. (2022). Analysis of individual-level data from 2018-2020 Ebola outbreak in Democratic Republic of the Congo. Scientific reports, 12(1)

Ara L, Al Amin M, Billah W, Mahmud S, Iqbal R, Rahman T, Tamal MEH, Kenah E. (2021). Effectiveness of social and behavioral change communication intervention to promote the use of 7.1% chlorhexidine for umbilical cord care in hard-to-reach rural Bangladesh: A mixed method study. Journal of global health, (11)

Lorbach JN, Nelson SW, Lauterbach SE, Nolting JM, Kenah E, McBride DS, Culhane MR, Goodell C, Bowman AS. (2021). Influenza Vaccination of Swine Reduces Public Health Risk at the Swine-Human Interface. mSphere

Vegvari C, Abbott S, Ball F, Brooks-Pollock E, Challen R, Collyer BS, Dangerfield C, Gog JR, Gostic KM, Heffernan JM, Hollingsworth TD, Isham V, Kenah E, Mollison D, Panovska-Griffiths J, Pellis L, Roberts MG, Scalia Tomba G, Thompson RN, Trapman P. (2021). during the COVID-19 pandemic. Statistical methods in medical research

Sharker Y, Kenah E. (2021). Estimating and interpreting secondary attack risk: Binomial considered biased. PLoS computational biology, 17(1)

Osborne MT, Kenah E, Lancaster K, Tien J. (2021). Catch the tweet to fight the flu: Using Twitter to promote flu shots on a college campus. Journal of American college health : J of ACH

Gregory ME, Powell JR, MacEwan SR, Kurth JD, Kenah E, Panchal AR, McAlearney AS. (2021). COVID-19 Vaccinations in EMS Professionals: Prevalence and Predictors. Prehospital emergency care : official journal of the National Association of EMS Physicians and the National Association of State EMS Directors

KhudaBukhsh WR, Kang HW, Kenah E, Rempala G. (2020). Incorporating age and delay into models for biophysical systems. Physical biology

Jing QL, Liu MJ, Zhang ZB, Fang LQ, Yuan J, Zhang AR, Dean NE, Luo L, Ma MM, Longini I, Kenah E, Lu Y, Ma Y, Jalali N, Yang ZC, Yang Y. (2020). Household secondary attack rate of COVID-19 and associated determinants in Guangzhou, China: a retrospective cohort study. The Lancet. Infectious diseases

Jing QL, Liu MJ, Yuan J, Zhang ZB, Zhang AR, Dean NE, Luo L, Ma M, Longini I, Kenah E, Lu Y, Ma Y, Jalali N, Fang LQ, Yang ZC, Yang Y. (2020). Household Secondary Attack Rate of COVID-19 and Associated Determinants. medRxiv : the preprint server for health sciences

KhudaBukhsh WR, Choi B, Kenah E, Rempa?a GA. (2020). Survival dynamical systems: individual-level survival analysis from population-level epidemic models. Interface focus, 10(1)

Choi B, Busch S, Kazadi D, Ilunga B, Okitolonda E, Dai Y, Lumpkin R, Saucedo O, KhudaBukhsh WR, Tien J, Yotebieng M, Kenah E, Rempala GA. (2019). Modeling outbreak data: Analysis of a 2012 Ebola virus disease epidemic in DRC. Biomath (Sofia, Bulgaria), 8(2)

Ball JD, Prosperi MA, Brown A, Chen X, Kenah E, Yang Y, Cummings DAT, Rivers CM. (2018). The role of benzathine penicillin G in predicting and preventing all-cause acute respiratory disease in military recruits: 1991-2017. Epidemiology and infection, 146(14)

Rojas DP, Dean NE, Yang Y, Kenah E, Quintero J, Tomasi S, Ramirez EL, Kelly Y, Castro C, Carrasquilla G, Halloran ME, Longini IM. (2016). The epidemiology and transmissibility of Zika virus in Girardot and San Andres island, Colombia, September 2015 to January 2016. Euro surveillance : bulletin Europeen sur les maladies transmissibles = European communicable disease bulletin, 21(28)

Kenah E, Britton T, Halloran ME, Longini IM Jr.. (2016). Molecular Infectious Disease Epidemiology: Survival Analysis and Algorithms Linking Phylogenies to Transmission Trees. PLoS computational biology, 12(4)

Kenah E. (2015). Semiparametric Relative-risk Regression for Infectious Disease Transmission Data. Journal of the American Statistical Association, 110(509)

Yang Y, Halloran ME, Chen Y, Kenah E. (2014). A pathway EM-algorithm for estimating vaccine efficacy with a non-monotone validation set. Biometrics, 70(3)

Sugimoto JD, Koepke AA, Kenah EE, Halloran ME, Chowdhury F, Khan AI, LaRocque RC, Yang Y, Ryan ET, Qadri F, Calderwood SB, Harris JB, Longini IM Jr.. (2014). Household Transmission of Vibrio cholerae in Bangladesh. PLoS neglected tropical diseases, 8(11)

Islam S, Kenah E, Bhuiyan MA, Rahman KM, Goodhew B, Ghalib CM, Zahid MM, Ozaki M, Rahman MW, Haque R, Luby SP, Maguire JH, Martin D, Bern C. (2013). Clinical and immunological aspects of post-kala-azar dermal leishmaniasis in Bangladesh. The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene, 89(2)

Kenah E. (2013). Nonparametric survival analysis of infectious disease data. Journal of the Royal Statistical Society. Series B, Statistical methodology, 75(2)

Kenah E, Miller JC. (2011). Epidemic percolation networks, epidemic outcomes, and interventions. Interdisciplinary perspectives on infectious diseases, (2011)

Kenah E, Chao DL, Matrajt L, Halloran ME, Longini IM Jr.. (2011). The global transmission and control of influenza. PLoS One, 6(5)

Kenah E. (2011). Contact intervals, survival analysis of epidemic data, and estimation of R(0). Biostatistics (Oxford, England), 12(3)

Luby SP, Agboatwalla M, Bowen A, Kenah E, Sharker Y, Hoekstra RM. (2009). Difficulties in maintaining improved handwashing behavior, Karachi, Pakistan. The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene, 81(1)

Yang Y, Sugimoto JD, Halloran ME, Basta NE, Chao DL, Matrajt L, Potter G, Kenah E, Longini IM Jr.. (2009). The transmissibility and control of pandemic influenza A (H1N1) virus. Science (New York, N.Y.), 326(5953)

Rahman KM, Islam S, Rahman MW, Kenah E, Ghalib CM, Galive CM, Zahid MM, Maguire J, Rahman M, Haque R, Luby SP, Bern C. (2010). Increasing incidence of post-kala-azar dermal leishmaniasis in a population-based study in Bangladesh. Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America, 50(1)

Halder AK, Gurley ES, Naheed A, Saha SK, Brooks WA, El Arifeen S, Sazzad HM, Kenah E, Luby SP. (2009). Causes of early childhood deaths in urban Dhaka, Bangladesh. PloS one, 4(12)

Luby SP, Hossain MJ, Gurley ES, Ahmed BN, Banu S, Khan SU, Homaira N, Rota PA, Rollin PE, Comer JA, Kenah E, Ksiazek TG, Rahman M. (2009). Recurrent zoonotic transmission of Nipah virus into humans, Bangladesh, 2001-2007. Emerging infectious diseases, 15(8)

Kenah E, Lipsitch M, Robins JM. (2008). Generation interval contraction and epidemic data analysis. Mathematical biosciences, 213(1)

Kenah E, Robins JM. (2007). Network-based analysis of stochastic SIR epidemic models with random and proportionate mixing. Journal of theoretical biology, 249(4)

Kenah E, Robins JM. (2007). Second look at the spread of epidemics on networks. Physical review. E, Statistical, nonlinear, and soft matter physics, 76(3 Pt 2)

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