Jon Zelner

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Cheng Q, Collender PA, Heaney AK, McLoughlin A, Yang Y, Zhang Y, Head JR, Dasan R, Liang S, Lv Q, Liu Y, Yang C, Chang HH, Waller LA, Zelner J, Lewnard JA, Remais JV. (2022). Optimizing laboratory-based surveillance networks for monitoring multi-genotype or multi-serotype infections. PLoS computational biology, 18(9)

Floyd CJ, Joachim GE, Boulton ML, Zelner J, Wagner AL. (2022). COVID-19 vaccination and mask wearing behaviors in the United States, August 2020 - June 2021. Expert review of vaccines

Adams C, Chamberlain A, Wang Y, Hazell M, Shah S, Holland DP, Khan F, Gandhi NR, Fridkin S, Zelner J, Lopman BA. (2022). The role of staff in transmission of SARS-CoV-2 in long-term care facilities. Epidemiology (Cambridge, Mass.)

Zelner J, Naraharisetti R. (2022). Declining COVID-19 mortality risk ratios must be interpreted with caution. Journal of epidemiology and community health

Ali T, Elliott MR, Antonucci TC, Needham BL, Zelner J, Mendes de Leon CF. (2022). Multidimensional Social Network Types and Their Correlates in Older Americans. Innovation in aging, 6(1)

Zelner J, Broen K, August E. (2022). A guide to backward paper writing for the data sciences. Patterns (New York, N.Y.), 3(3)

Zelner J, Eisenberg M. (2022). Rapid response modeling of SARS-CoV-2 transmission. Science (New York, N.Y.), 376(6593)

Zelner J, Masters NB, Naraharisetti R, Mojola SA, Chowkwanyun M, Malosh R. (2022). There are no equal opportunity infectors: Epidemiological modelers must rethink our approach to inequality in infection risk. PLoS computational biology, 18(2)

Andrus E, Mojola SA, Moran E, Eisenberg M, Zelner J. (2021). Has the relationship between wealth and HIV risk in Sub-Saharan Africa changed over time? A temporal, gendered and hierarchical analysis. SSM - population health, (15)

Zelner J, Riou J, Etzioni R, Gelman A. (2021). Accounting for uncertainty during a pandemic. Patterns (New York, N.Y.), 2(8)

Havumaki J, Cohen T, Zhai C, Miller JC, Guikema SD, Eisenberg MC, Zelner J. (2021). Protective impacts of household-based tuberculosis contact tracing are robust across endemic incidence levels and community contact patterns. PLoS computational biology, 17(2)

Broen K, Trangucci R, Zelner J. (2021). Measuring the impact of spatial perturbations on the relationship between data privacy and validity of descriptive statistics. International journal of health geographics, 20(1)

Masters NB, Eisenberg MC, Delamater PL, Kay M, Boulton ML, Zelner J. (2020). Fine-scale spatial clustering of measles nonvaccination that increases outbreak potential is obscured by aggregated reporting data. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 117(45)

Kubale J, Kuan G, Gresh L, Ojeda S, Schiller A, Sanchez N, Lopez R, Azziz-Baumgartner E, Wraith S, Harris E, Balmaseda A, Zelner J, Gordon A. (2020). Individual-Level Association of Influenza Infection with Subsequent Pneumonia: A Case-Control And Prospective Cohort Study. Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America

Kubale J, Balmaseda A, Sanchez N, Lopez R, Gresh L, Ojeda S, Harris E, Kuan G, Zelner J, Gordon A. (2020). Pneumonia following symptomatic influenza infection among Nicaraguan children before and after introduction of the pneumococcal conjugate vaccine. The Journal of infectious diseases

Zelner J, Trangucci R, Naraharisetti R, Cao A, Malosh R, Broen K, Masters N, Delamater P. (2020). Racial disparities in COVID-19 mortality are driven by unequal infection risks. Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America

Brouwer AF, Zelner JL, Eisenberg MC, Kimmins L, Ladisky M, Collins J, Eisenberg JNS. (2020). The impact of vaccination efforts on the spatiotemporal patterns of the hepatitis A outbreak in Michigan, 2016-18. Epidemiology (Cambridge, Mass.)

Masters NB, Delamater PL, Boulton ML, Zelner J. (2020). Measuring Multiple Dimensions and Indices of Non-Vaccination Clustering in Michigan: 2008-2018. American journal of epidemiology

Gunasekera KS, Zelner J, Becerra MC, Contreras C, Franke MF, Lecca L, Murray MB, Warren JL, Cohen T. (2020). Children as sentinels of tuberculosis transmission: disease mapping of programmatic data. BMC medicine, 18(1)

Contreras JD, Trangucci R, Felix-Arellano EE, Rodríguez-Dozal S, Siebe C, Riojas-Rodríguez H, Meza R, Zelner J, Eisenberg JNS. (2020). Modeling Spatial Risk of Diarrheal Disease Associated with Household Proximity to Untreated Wastewater Used for Irrigation in the Mezquital Valley, Mexico. Environmental health perspectives, 128(7)

Zelner J, Adams C, Havumaki J, Lopman B. (2019). Understanding the importance of contact heterogeneity and variable infectiousness in the dynamics of a large Norovirus outbreak. Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America

Zelner J. (2019). Is a more data-driven approach the future of Tuberculosis transmission modeling?. Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America

Zelner J, Petrie JG, Trangucci R, Martin ET, Monto AS. (2019). Effects of Sequential Influenza A(H1N1)pdm09 Vaccination on Antibody Waning. The Journal of infectious diseases, 220(1)

Malosh RE, Noppert GA, Zelner J, Martin ET, Monto AS. (2019). Social patterning of acute respiratory illnesses in the Household Influenza Vaccine Evaluation (HIVE) Study 2014-2015. Epidemiology and infection, (147)

Dalziel BD, Lau MSY, Tiffany A, McClelland A, Zelner J, Bliss JR, Grenfell BT. (2018). Unreported cases in the 2014-2016 Ebola epidemic: Spatiotemporal variation, and implications for estimating transmission. PLoS neglected tropical diseases, 12(1)

Lee GO, Surkan PJ, Zelner J, Paredes Olórtegui M, Peñataro Yori P, Ambikapathi R, Caulfield LE, Gilman RH, Kosek MN. (2018). Social connectedness is associated with food security among peri-urban Peruvian Amazonian communities. SSM - population health, (4)

Noppert GA, Malosh RE, Moran EB, Ahuja SD, Zelner J. (2018). Contemporary Social Disparities in TB Infection and Disease in the USA: a Review. Current epidemiology reports, 5(4)

Zelner J, Murray M, Becerra M, Galea J, Lecca L, Calderon R, Yataco R, Zhang Z, Cohen T. (2018). Protective effects of household-based TB interventions are robust to neighbourhood-level variation in exposure risk in Lima, Peru: a model-based analysis. International journal of epidemiology, 47(1)

Lau MSY, Gibson GJ, Adrakey H, McClelland A, Riley S, Zelner J, Streftaris G, Funk S, Metcalf J, Dalziel BD, Grenfell BT. (2017). A mechanistic spatio-temporal framework for modelling individual-to-individual transmission-With an application to the 2014-2015 West Africa Ebola outbreak. PLoS computational biology, 13(10)

Zelner JL, Murray MB, Becerra MC, Galea J, Lecca L, Calderon R, Yataco R, Contreras C, Zhang Z, Manjourides J, Grenfell BT, Cohen T. (2016). Identifying Hotspots of Multidrug-Resistant Tuberculosis Transmission Using Spatial and Molecular Genetic Data. The Journal of infectious diseases, 213(2)

Morris SE, Zelner JL, Fauquier DA, Rowles TK, Rosel PE, Gulland F, Grenfell BT.. (2015). Partially observed epidemics in wildlife hosts: modelling an outbreak of dolphin morbillivirus in the northwestern Atlantic. J R Soc Interface, 12(112)

Zelner JL, Murray MB, Becerra MC, Galea J, Lecca L, Calderon R, Yataco R, Contreras C, Zhang Z, Grenfell BT, Cohen T. (2014). Bacillus Calmette-Guérin and isoniazid preventive therapy protect contacts of patients with tuberculosis. American journal of respiratory and critical care medicine, 189(7)

Zelner JL, Murray MB, Becerra MC, Galea J, Lecca L, Calderon R, Yataco R, Contreras C, Zhang Z, Grenfell BT, Cohen T. (2014). Age-specific risks of tuberculosis infection from household and community exposures and opportunities for interventions in a high-burden setting. American journal of epidemiology, 180(8)

Zelner JL, Lopman BA, Hall AJ, Ballesteros S, Grenfell BT. (2013). Linking time-varying symptomatology and intensity of infectiousness to patterns of norovirus transmission. PloS one, 8(7)

Zelner JL, Trostle J, Goldstick JE, Cevallos W, House JS, Eisenberg JN. (2012). Social connectedness and disease transmission: social organization, cohesion, village context, and infection risk in rural Ecuador. American journal of public health, 102(12)

Zelner JL, King AA, Moe CL, Eisenberg JN. (2010). How infections propagate after point-source outbreaks: an analysis of secondary norovirus transmission. Epidemiology (Cambridge, Mass.), 21(5)

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