Jaline Gerardin

Assistant Professor




Jaline Gerardin is Assistant Professor of Preventive Medicine, a NICO member, and a member of the Center for Global Health at Northwestern. Her work has contributed to defining stratification metrics for intervention deployment and understanding the intervention mixes needed for malaria elimination across diverse endemic settings. Prior to her appointment at Northwestern, Jaline was the malaria lead at the Institute for Disease Modeling in Seattle, Washington.

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Research/Topics of Interest

Agent-based models
Apply models to public health
Climate/environmental drivers
Compartmental models
Health systems
Intra-host modeling
Public health application of models
Public health policy/interventions
Social determinants of health
Spatial transmission patterns
Surveillance/case detection

Pathogens/Diseases of Main Interest/Expertise

Vector-borne diseases

Countries of Work/Collaboration

United States
Burkina Faso



Richardson R, Jorgensen E, Arevalo P, Holden TM, Gostic KM, Pacilli M, Ghinai I, Lightner S, Cobey S, Gerardin J. (2022). Tracking changes in SARS-CoV-2 transmission with a novel outpatient sentinel surveillance system in Chicago, USA. Nature communications, 13(1)

Holden TM, Simon MA, Arnold DT, Halloway V, Gerardin J. (2022). Structural racism and COVID-19 response: higher risk of exposure drives disparate COVID-19 deaths among Black and Hispanic/Latinx residents of Illinois, USA. BMC public health, 22(1)

Goyal S, Gerardin J, Cobey S, Son C, McCarthy O, Dror A, Lightner S, Ezike NO, Duffus WA, Bennett AC. (2022). SARS-CoV-2 Infection Among Pregnant People at Labor and Delivery and Changes in Infection Rates in the General Population: Lessons Learned From Illinois. Public health reports (Washington, D.C. : 1974)

Metchanun N, Borgemeister C, Amzati G, von Braun J, Nikolov M, Selvaraj P, Gerardin J. (2022). Modeling impact and cost-effectiveness of driving-Y gene drives for malaria elimination in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Evolutionary applications, 15(1)

Holden TM, Richardson RAK, Arevalo P, Duffus WA, Runge M, Whitney E, Wise L, Ezike NO, Patrick S, Cobey S, Gerardin J. (2021). Geographic and demographic heterogeneity of SARS-CoV-2 diagnostic testing in Illinois, USA, March to December 2020. medRxiv : the preprint server for health sciences

Camponovo F, Lee TE, Russell JR, Burgert L, Gerardin J, Penny MA. (2021). Mechanistic within-host models of the asexual Plasmodium falciparum infection: a review and analytical assessment. Malaria journal, 20(1)

Holden TM, Richardson RAK, Arevalo P, Duffus WA, Runge M, Whitney E, Wise L, Ezike NO, Patrick S, Cobey S, Gerardin J. (2021). Geographic and demographic heterogeneity of SARS-CoV-2 diagnostic testing in Illinois, USA, March to December 2020. BMC public health, 21(1)

Ozodiegwu ID, Ambrose M, Battle KE, Bever C, Diallo O, Galatas B, Runge M, Gerardin J. (2021). Beyond national indicators: adapting the Demographic and Health Surveys' sampling strategies and questions to better inform subnational malaria intervention policy. Malaria journal, 20(1)

Chang S, Pierson E, Koh PW, Gerardin J, Redbird B, Grusky D, Leskovec J. (2020). Mobility network models of COVID-19 explain inequities and inform reopening. Nature

Armstrong E, Runge M, Gerardin J. (2020). Identifying the measurements required to estimate rates of COVID-19 transmission, infection, and detection, using variational data assimilation. Infectious Disease Modelling, (6)

Selvaraj P, Wenger EA, Bridenbecker D, Windbichler N, Russell JR, Gerardin J, Bever CA, Nikolov M. (2020). Vector genetics, insecticide resistance and gene drives: An agent-based modeling approach to evaluate malaria transmission and elimination. PLoS computational biology, 16(8)

Gerardin J, Reddy NR, Lim WA. (2019). The Design Principles of Biochemical Timers: Circuits that Discriminate between Transient and Sustained Stimulation. Cell systems, 9(3)

Collins KA, Ouedraogo A, Guelbeogo WM, Awandu SS, Stone W, Soulama I, Ouattara MS, Nombre A, Diarra A, Bradley J, Selvaraj P, Gerardin J, Drakeley C, Bousema T, Tiono A. (2019). Investigating the impact of enhanced community case management and monthly screening and treatment on the transmissibility of malaria infections in Burkina Faso: study protocol for a cluster-randomised trial. BMJ open, 9(9)

Selvaraj P, Suresh J, Wenger EA, Bever CA, Gerardin J. (2019). Reducing malaria burden and accelerating elimination with long-lasting systemic insecticides: a modelling study of three potential use cases. Malaria journal, 18(1)

Selvaraj P, Wenger EA, Gerardin J. (2018). Seasonality and heterogeneity of malaria transmission determine success of interventions in high-endemic settings: a modeling study. BMC infectious diseases, 18(1)

Gerardin J, Bertozzi-Villa A, Eckhoff PA, Wenger EA. (2018). Impact of mass drug administration campaigns depends on interaction with seasonal human movement. International health, 10(4)

Bershteyn A, Gerardin J, Bridenbecker D, Lorton CW, Bloedow J, Baker RS, Chabot-Couture G, Chen Y, Fischle T, Frey K, Gauld JS, Hu H, Izzo AS, Klein DJ, Lukacevic D, McCarthy KA, Miller JC, Ouedraogo AL, Perkins TA, Steinkraus J, Ten Bosch QA, Ting HF, Titova S, Wagner BG, Welkhoff PA, Wenger EA, Wiswell CN, . (2018). Implementation and applications of EMOD, an individual-based multi-disease modeling platform. Pathogens and disease, 76(5)

Gerardin J, Bever CA, Bridenbecker D, Hamainza B, Silumbe K, Miller JM, Eisele TP, Eckhoff PA, Wenger EA. (2017). Effectiveness of reactive case detection for malaria elimination in three archetypical transmission settings: a modelling study. Malaria journal, 16(1)

Brady OJ, Slater HC, Pemberton-Ross P, Wenger E, Maude RJ, Ghani AC, Penny MA, Gerardin J, White LJ, Chitnis N, Aguas R, Hay SI, Smith DL, Stuckey EM, Okiro EA, Smith TA, Okell LC. (2017). Role of mass drug administration in elimination of Plasmodium falciparum malaria: a consensus modelling study. The Lancet Global health, 5(7)

Gerardin J, Bever CA, Hamainza B, Miller JM, Eckhoff PA, Wenger EA. (2016). Optimal Population-Level Infection Detection Strategies for Malaria Control and Elimination in a Spatial Model of Malaria Transmission. PLoS computational biology, 12(1)

Nikolov M, Bever CA, Upfill-Brown A, Hamainza B, Miller JM, Eckhoff PA, Wenger EA, Gerardin J. (2016). Malaria Elimination Campaigns in the Lake Kariba Region of Zambia: A Spatial Dynamical Model. PLoS computational biology, 12(11)

Gerardin J, Eckhoff P, Wenger EA. (2015). Mass campaigns with antimalarial drugs: a modelling comparison of artemether-lumefantrine and DHA-piperaquine with and without primaquine as tools for malaria control and elimination. BMC infectious diseases, (15)

Ouédraogo AL, Gonçalves BP, Gnémé A, Wenger EA, Guelbeogo MW, Ouédraogo A, Gerardin J, Bever CA, Lyons H, Pitroipa X, Verhave JP, Eckhoff PA, Drakeley C, Sauerwein R, Luty AJ, Kouyaté B, Bousema T. (2016). Dynamics of the Human Infectious Reservoir for Malaria Determined by Mosquito Feeding Assays and Ultrasensitive Malaria Diagnosis in Burkina Faso. The Journal of infectious diseases, 213(1)

Gerardin J, Ouédraogo AL, McCarthy KA, Eckhoff PA, Wenger EA. (2015). Characterization of the infectious reservoir of malaria with an agent-based model calibrated to age-stratified parasite densities and infectiousness. Malaria journal, (14)

Eckhoff PA, Bever CA, Gerardin J, Wenger EA, Smith DL. (2015). From puddles to planet: modeling approaches to vector-borne diseases at varying resolution and scale. Current opinion in insect science, (10)

Eckhoff PA, Bever CA, Gerardin J, Wenger EA. (2014). Fun with maths: exploring implications of mathematical models for malaria eradication. Malaria journal, (13)

Chau AH, Walter JM, Gerardin J, Tang C, Lim WA. (2012). Designing synthetic regulatory networks capable of self-organizing cell polarization. Cell, 151(2)

Deeds EJ, Ashenberg O, Gerardin J, Shakhnovich EI. (2007). Robust protein protein interactions in crowded cellular environments. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 104(38)

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