Fardad Haghpanah

Postdoctoral Fellow




Fardad Haghpanah is a Postdoctoral Fellow based in CDDEP’s Washington, DC office. His current research focuses on modeling infectious disease transmission, specifically for COVID-19, hospital-acquired infections, and antimicrobial resistance. Fardad obtained his PhD in Systems Engineering from Johns Hopkins University. His doctoral research was focused on the development of multi-scale evacuation models to support emergency and disaster response. He applied modeling and simulation skills to develop a wide variety of state-of-the-art models for emergency decision making, including agent-based models, fluid dynamics models, system dynamics models, nonlinear regression, and optimization. Before his PhD, he graduated summa cum laude with a master’s degree in Disaster Risk Mitigation from Politecnico di Milano, where he focused on critical infrastructure protection and resilience strategies in his thesis. Fardad obtained his bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from Sharif University of Technology. In addition to research, Fardad has taught computer programming and disaster risk management to undergraduate students at JHU.

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Research/Topics of Interest

Agent-based models
Antibiotic resistance
Apply models to public health
Climate/environmental drivers
Compartmental models
Decision models
Machine learning models
Network models
Outbreak science
Public health application of models
Public health policy/interventions
Social networks/contact patterns
Spatial transmission patterns
Statistical models

Pathogens/Diseases of Main Interest/Expertise

Pandemic influenza
Vaccine-preventable diseases

Countries of Work/Collaboration

United States



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