Lauren Childs

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Childs L, Dick DW, Feng Z, Heffernan JM, Li J, Röst G. (2022). Modeling waning and boosting of COVID-19 in Canada with vaccination. Epidemics, (39)

Early AM, Camponovo F, Pelleau S, Cerqueira GC, Lazrek Y, Volney B, Carrasquilla M, de Thoisy B, Buckee CO, Childs LM, Musset L, Neafsey DE. (2022). . Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 119(30)

Stump E, Childs LM, Walker M. (2021). Parasitism of Aedes albopictus by Ascogregarina taiwanensis lowers its competitive ability against Aedes triseriatus. Parasites & vectors, 14(1)

Dick DW, Childs L, Feng Z, Li J, Röst G, Buckeridge DL, Ogden NH, Heffernan JM. (2021). COVID-19 Seroprevalence in Canada Modelling Waning and Boosting COVID-19 Immunity in Canada a Canadian Immunization Research Network Study. Vaccines, 10(1)

Walker M, Chandrasegaran K, Vinauger C, Robert MA, Childs LM. (2021). Modeling the effects of Aedes aegypti's larval environment on adult body mass at emergence. PLoS computational biology, 17(11)

Peak CM, Kahn R, Grad YH, Childs LM, Li R, Lipsitch M, Buckee CO. (2020). Individual quarantine versus active monitoring of contacts for the mitigation of COVID-19: a modelling study. The Lancet. Infectious diseases

Peak CM, Kahn R, Grad YH, Childs LM, Li R, Lipsitch M, Buckee CO. (2020). Comparative Impact of Individual Quarantine vs. Active Monitoring of Contacts for the Mitigation of COVID-19: a modelling study. medRxiv : the preprint server for health sciences

Carlsson RM, Childs LM, Feng Z, Glasser JW, Heffernan JM, Li J, Röst G. (2020). Modeling the waning and boosting of immunity from infection or vaccination. Journal of theoretical biology

Shea K, Borchering RK, Probert WJM, Howerton E, Bogich TL, Li S, Van Panhuis WG, Viboud C, Aguas R, Belov A, Bhargava SH, Cavany S, Chang JC, Chen C, Chen J, Chen S, Chen Y, Childs LM, Chow CC, Crooker I, Del Valle SY, España G, Fairchild G, Gerkin RC, Germann TC, Gu Q, Guan X, Guo L, Hart GR, Hladish TJ, Hupert N, Janies D, Kerr CC, Klein DJ, Klein E, Lin G, Manore C, Meyers LA, Mittler J, Mu K, Núñez RC, Oidtman R, Pasco R, Piontti APY, Paul R, Pearson CAB, Perdomo DR, Perkins TA, Pierce K, Pillai AN, Rael RC, Rosenfeld K, Ross CW, Spencer JA, Stoltzfus AB, Toh KB, Vattikuti S, Vespignani A, Wang L, White L, Xu P, Yang Y, Yogurtcu ON, Zhang W, Zhao Y, Zou D, Ferrari M, Pannell D, Tildesley M, Seifarth J, Johnson E, Biggerstaff M, Johansson M, Slayton RB, Levander J, Stazer J, Salerno J, Runge MC. (2020). COVID-19 reopening strategies at the county level in the face of uncertainty: Multiple Models for Outbreak Decision Support. medRxiv : the preprint server for health sciences

Greischar MA, Alexander HK, Bashey F, Bento AI, Bhattacharya A, Bushman M, Childs LM, Daversa DR, Day T, Faust CL, Gallagher ME, Gandon S, Glidden CK, Halliday FW, Hanley KA, Kamiya T, Read AF, Schwabl P, Sweeny AR, Tate AT, Thompson RN, Wale N, Wearing HJ, Yeh PJ, Mideo N. (2020). Evolutionary consequences of feedbacks between within-host competition and disease control. Evolution, medicine, and public health, 2020(1)

Erwin S, Childs LM, Ciupe SM. (2020). Mathematical model of broadly reactive plasma cell production. Scientific reports, 10(1)

Childs LM, Prosper OF. (2020). The impact of within-vector parasite development on the extrinsic incubation period. Royal Society open science, 7(10)

Shaw WR, Holmdahl IE, Itoe MA, Werling K, Marquette M, Paton DG, Singh N, Buckee CO, Childs LM, Catteruccia F. (2020). Multiple blood feeding in mosquitoes shortens the Plasmodium falciparum incubation period and increases malaria transmission potential. PLoS pathogens, 16(12)

Childs LM, El Moustaid F, Gajewski Z, Kadelka S, Nikin-Beers R, Smith JW Jr., Walker M, Johnson LR. (2019). Linked within-host and between-host models and data for infectious diseases: a systematic review. PeerJ, (7)

Paton DG, Childs LM, Itoe MA, Holmdahl IE, Buckee CO, Catteruccia F. (2019). Exposing Anopheles mosquitoes to antimalarials blocks Plasmodium parasite transmission. Nature, 567(7747)

Archer NM, Petersen N, Clark MA, Buckee CO, Childs LM, Duraisingh MT. (2018). in sickle cell trait erythrocytes is driven by oxygen-dependent growth inhibition. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 115(28)

Walker M, Blackwood JC, Brown V, Childs LM. (2018). Modelling Allee effects in a transgenic mosquito population during range expansion. Journal of biological dynamics, 13(sup1)

Nikin-Beers R, Blackwood JC, Childs LM, Ciupe SM. (2018). Unraveling within-host signatures of dengue infection at the population level. Journal of theoretical biology, (446)

Childs LM, Prosper OF. (2017). Simulating within-vector generation of the malaria parasite diversity. PloS one, 12(5)

Maxian O, Neufeld A, Talis EJ, Childs LM, Blackwood JC. (2017). Zika virus dynamics: When does sexual transmission matter?. Epidemics, (21)

Childs LM, Cai FY, Kakani EG, Mitchell SN, Paton D, Gabrieli P, Buckee CO, Catteruccia F. (2016). Disrupting Mosquito Reproduction and Parasite Development for Malaria Control. PLoS pathogens, 12(12)

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