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Casey Zipfel

PhD Candidate

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Casey Zipfel is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Biology at Georgetown University. Casey works in Bansal lab, where she focuses on integrating complex empirical data with mathematical modeling to improve our understanding of the interaction between human behavior and infectious disease dynamics. Casey approaches this problem through cases studies related to health inequities in respiratory-transmitted disease, childhood disease vaccination behavior, and COVID-19 surveillance and protective behaviors. Casey is a PhRMA pre-doctoral informatics fellow and a Chateaubriand STEM fellow.

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Research/Topics of Interest

Antibiotic resistance
Apply models to public health
Climate/environmental drivers
Compartmental models
Mobility
Network models
New methods development
Outbreak science
Public health application of models
Public health policy/interventions
Science communication
Social determinants of health
Social networks/contact patterns
Spatial transmission patterns
Statistical models
Surveillance/case detection
Time-series models
Vaccines

Pathogens/Diseases of Main Interest/Expertise

COVID-19
Measles
Pandemic influenza
Respiratory diseases
Season influenza
Vaccine-preventable diseases

Countries of Work/Collaboration

United States

Projects

Papers

Cassell K, Zipfel CM, Bansal S, Weinberger DM. (2022). Trends in non-COVID-19 hospitalizations prior to and during the COVID-19 pandemic period, United States, 2017 â€" 2021. medRxiv : the preprint server for health sciences

Carlson CJ, Albery GF, Merow C, Trisos CH, Zipfel CM, Eskew EA, Olival KJ, Ross N, Bansal S. (2022). Climate change increases cross-species viral transmission risk. Nature

Zipfel CM, Paul P, Gowler CD, Reddy SC, Stone ND, Jacobs Slifka K, Slayton RB. (2022). Modeling the effectiveness of healthcare personnel reactive testing and screening for the SARS-CoV-2 Omicron variant within nursing homes. Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America

Cassell K, Zipfel CM, Bansal S, Weinberger DM. (2022). Trends in non-COVID-19 hospitalizations prior to and during the COVID-19 pandemic period, United States, 2017-2021. Nature communications, 13(1)

Alvarez-Zuzek LG, Zipfel CM, Bansal S. (2022). Spatial clustering in vaccination hesitancy: The role of social influence and social selection. PLoS computational biology, 18(10)

Zipfel CM, Colizza V, Bansal S. (2021). The missing season: The impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on influenza. Vaccine

Zipfel CM, Colizza V, Bansal S. (2021). Health inequities in influenza transmission and surveillance. PLoS computational biology, 17(3)

Zipfel CM, Garnier R, Kuney MC, Bansal S. (2020). The landscape of childhood vaccine exemptions in the United States. Scientific data, 7(1)

Zipfel CM, Bansal S. (2020). Assessing the interactions between COVID-19 and influenza in the United States. medRxiv : the preprint server for health sciences

Carlson CJ, Zipfel CM, Garnier R, Bansal S. (2019). Global estimates of mammalian viral diversity accounting for host sharing. Nature ecology & evolution, 3(7)

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