Isaac Chun-Hai Fung

Associate Professor of Epidemiology




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Buchanan BM, Evans HI, Chukwudebe NP, Duncan EA, Yin J, Adhikari BB, Zhou X, Tse ZTH, Chowell G, Meltzer MI, Fung IC. (2022). Monitoring Different Social Media Platforms to Report Unplanned School Closures Due to Wildfires in California, October and December 2017. Disaster medicine and public health preparedness

Evans HI, Handberry MT, Muniz-Rodriguez K, Schwind JS, Liang H, Adhikari BB, Meltzer MI, Fung IC. (2022). Winter Storms and Unplanned School Closure Announcements on Twitter: Comparison Between the States of Massachusetts and Georgia, 2017-2018. Disaster medicine and public health preparedness

Tariq A, Chakhaia T, Dahal S, Ewing A, Hua X, Ofori SK, Prince O, Salindri AD, Adeniyi AE, Banda JM, Skums P, Luo R, Lara-Díaz LY, Bürger R, Fung IC, Shim E, Kirpich A, Srivastava A, Chowell G. (2022). An investigation of spatial-temporal patterns and predictions of the coronavirus 2019 pandemic in Colombia, 2020-2021. PLoS neglected tropical diseases, 16(3)

Fung IC, Cheung CN, Handel A. (2020). SARS-CoV-2 Viral and Serological Testing When College Campuses Reopen: Some Practical Considerations. Disaster medicine and public health preparedness

Muniz-Rodriguez K, Chowell G, Cheung CH, Jia D, Lai PY, Lee Y, Liu M, Ofori SK, Roosa KM, Simonsen L, Viboud C, Fung IC. (2020). Doubling Time of the COVID-19 Epidemic by Province, China. Emerging infectious diseases, 26(8)

Ahweyevu JO, Chukwudebe NP, Buchanan BM, Yin J, Adhikari BB, Zhou X, Tse ZTH, Chowell G, Meltzer MI, Fung IC. (2020). Using Twitter to Track Unplanned School Closures: Georgia Public Schools, 2015-17. Disaster medicine and public health preparedness

Muniz-Rodriguez Kamalich, Chowell Gerardo, Cheung Chi-Hin, Jia Dongyu, Lai Po-Ying, Lee Yiseul, Liu Manyun, Ofori Sylvia K, Roosa Kimberlyn M, Simonsen Lone, Viboud Cecile G, Fung Isaac Chun-Hai. (2020). Epidemic doubling time of the 2019 novel coronavirus outbreak by province in mainland China. Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press

Liang H, Fung IC, Tse ZTH, Yin J, Chan CH, Pechta LE, Smith BJ, Marquez-Lameda RD, Meltzer MI, Lubell KM, Fu KW. (2019). How did Ebola information spread on twitter: broadcasting or viral spreading?. BMC public health, 19(1)

Biggerstaff M, Alper D, Dredze M, Fox S, Fung IC, Hickmann KS, Lewis B, Rosenfeld R, Shaman J, Tsou MH, Velardi P, Vespignani A, Finelli L, . (2016). Results from the centers for disease control and prevention's predict the 2013-2014 Influenza Season Challenge. BMC infectious diseases, (16)

Meltzer MI, Santibanez S, Fischer LS, Merlin TL, Adhikari BB, Atkins CY, Campbell C, Fung IC, Gambhir M, Gift T, Greening B, Gu W, Jacobson EU, Kahn EB, Carias C, Nerlander L, Rainisch G, Shankar M, Wong K, Washington ML. (2016). Modeling in Real Time During the Ebola Response. MMWR supplements, 65(3)

Drake JM, Bakach I, Just MR, O'Regan SM, Gambhir M, Fung IC. (2015). Transmission Models of Historical Ebola Outbreaks. Emerging infectious diseases, 21(8)

Fung IC, Gambhir M, Glasser JW, Gao H, Washington ML, Uzicanin A, Meltzer MI. (2015). Modeling the effect of school closures in a pandemic scenario: exploring two different contact matrices. Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America, (60 Suppl 1)

Zhou L, Situ S, Feng Z, Atkins CY, Fung IC, Xu Z, Huang T, Hu S, Wang X, Meltzer MI. (2014). Cost-effectiveness of alternative strategies for annual influenza vaccination among children aged 6 months to 14 years in four provinces in China. PLoS One, 9(1)

Fung IC, Antia R, Handel A. (2012). How to minimize the attack rate during multiple influenza outbreaks in a heterogeneous population. PloS one, 7(6)

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