Andrea Buchwald

Research Associate




Dr. Buchwald is an infectious disease epidemiologist with expertise in the transmission dynamics of vector borne disease who is currently employed as a research associate at the Center for Innovative Design and Analysis. She received her PhD in epidemiology from the University of Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore. Her dissertation research focused on the transmission and infection dynamics of asymptomatic Plasmodium falciparum. She currently spends most of her time working with the Colorado COVID-19 Modeling Group to track and project the outbreak trajectory of the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic in the state of Colorado. Additional research interests include the continued study of asymptomatic malaria, the association between climate and urbanization on Aedes mosquito-borne infections in West Africa, and Schistosomiasis in China.

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Research/Topics of Interest

Agent-based models
Apply models to public health
Between-host modeling
Climate/environmental drivers
Compartmental models
Machine learning models
Public health application of models
Public health policy/interventions
Spatial transmission patterns
Statistical models

Pathogens/Diseases of Main Interest/Expertise

Pandemic influenza
Respiratory diseases
Season influenza
Vector-borne diseases

Countries of Work/Collaboration

United States



Grover E, Paull S, Kechris K, Buchwald A, James K, Liu Y, Carlton EJ. (2022). Predictors of bovine Schistosoma japonicum infection in rural sichuan, china. International journal for parasitology

Buchwald AG, Bayham J, Adams J, Bortz D, Colborn K, Zarella O, Buran M, Samet J, Ghosh D, Herlihy R, Carlton EJ. (2021). Estimating the Impact of Statewide Policies to Reduce Spread of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 in Real Time, Colorado, USA. Emerg Infect Dis, 27(9)

Laufer RS, Driscoll AJ, Baral R, Buchwald AG, Campbell JD, Coulibaly F, Diallo F, Doumbia M, Galvani AP, Haidara FC, Kotloff KL, Keita AM, Neuzil KM, Orenstein EW, Orenstein LAV, Pecenka C, Sow S, Tapia MD, Ortiz JR, Fitzpatrick MC. (2021). Cost-effectiveness of infant respiratory syncytial virus preventive interventions in Mali: A modeling study to inform policy and investment decisions. Vaccine

Shah Z, Naung MT, Moser KA, Adams M, Buchwald AG, Dwivedi A, Ouattara A, Seydel KB, Mathanga DP, Barry AE, Serre D, Laufer MK, Silva JC, Takala-Harrison S. (2021). Whole-genome analysis of Malawian Plasmodium falciparum isolates identifies possible targets of allele-specific immunity to clinical malaria. PloS Genet, 17(5)

Buchwald AG, Grover E, Van Dyke J, Kechris K, Lu D, Liu Y, Zhong B, Carlton EJ. (2021). Human Mobility Associated with Risk of Schistosoma japonicum Infection in Sichuan, China. American journal of epidemiology

Yimgang DP, Buchwald AG, Coalson JE, Walldorf JA, Bauleni A, Kapito-Tembo A, Mathanga DP, Taylor TE, Laufer MK, Cohee LM. (2021). Population Attributable Fraction of Anemia Associated with P. falciparum Infection in Children in Southern Malawi. Am J Trop Med Hyg, 104(3)

Joannides J, Dzodzomenyo M, Azerigyik F, Agbosu EE, Pratt D, Nyarko Osei JH, Pwalia R, Amlalo GK, Appawu M, Takashi H, Iwanaga S, Buchwald A, Rochford R, Boakye D, Koram K, Bonney K, Dadzie S. (2021). Species composition and risk of transmission of some Aedes-borne arboviruses in some sites in Northern Ghana. PlOS One, 16(6)

Vareta J, Buchwald AG, Barrall A, Cohee LM, Walldorf JA, Coalson JE, Seydel K, Sixpence A, Mathanga DP, Taylor TE, Laufer MK.. (2020). Submicroscopic malaria infection is not associated with fever in cross-sectional studies in Malawi. Malar J, 19(1)

Buchwald AG, Graham BS, Traore A, Haidara FC, Chen M, Morabito K, Lin BC, Sow SO, Levine MM, Pasetti MF, Tapia MD.. (2020). RSV neutralizing antibodies at birth predict protection from RSV illness in infants in the first three months of life. Clin Infect Dis

Buchwald AG, Hayden MH, Dadzie SK, Paull SH, Carlton EJ. (2020). Aedes-borne disease outbreaks in West Africa: A call for enhanced surveillance. Acta Trop, (209)

Buchwald AG, Adams J, Bortz DM, Carlton EJ. (2020). Infectious Disease Transmission Models to Predict, Evaluate, and Improve Understanding of COVID-19 Trajectory and Interventions. Ann Am Thorac Soc, 17(10)

Buchwald AG, Tamboura B, Tennant SM, Haidara FC, Coulibaly F, Doumbia M, Diallo F, Keita AM, Sow SO, Kotloff KL, Levine MM, Tapia MD. (2020). Epidemiology, Risk Factors, and Outcomes of Respiratory Syncytial Virus Infections in Newborns in Bamako, Mali. Clin Infect Dis, 70(1)

Conway RG, Almeida JI, Kabnick L, Wakefield TW, Buchwald AG, Lal BK.. (2020). Clinical response to combination therapy in the treatment of varicose veins. J Vasc Surg Venous Lymphat Disord, 8(2)

Andronescu LR, Buchwald AG, Coalson JE, Cohee L, Bauleni A, Walldorf JA, Kandangwe C, Mzilahowa T, Taylor TE, Mathanga DP, Laufer MK.. (2019). Net age, but not integrity, may be associated with decreased protection against Plasmodium falciparum infection in southern Malawi. Malar J, 18(1)

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