September 08, 2017

Forecasting How Hurricane Evacuation Efforts Will Unfold: Institute Expert Featured on Buzzfeed News

With Hurricane Irma bearing down on Florida, Buzzfeed News asked experts to evaluate how mass evacuation efforts were likely to unfold. The Biocomplexity Institute's Madhav Marathe weighed in.

August 14, 2017

Using Big Data to Stop an Epidemic: Director Chris Barrett Interviewed by Healthcare Informatics

Leaders at the Biocomplexity Institute of Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech), in Blacksburg, Virginia, have been busy working on an exciting initiative: they have been developing an analytic modeling platform and simulation environment that make it possible to prepare for and prevent the spread of common infectious diseases such flu as well as rare diseases like Ebola and Zika.

July 13, 2017

From Epidemics to Economics: Biocomplexity Institute Agent-based Modeling Research Featured in PNAS

The Biocomplexity Institute's agent-based modeling systems helped fight Ebola in 2014, now they could help tackle other disease outbreaks, economic turbulence, and more.

June 23, 2017

Child Safety or Parental Duty: New Study Maps Out Core Concepts in the Vaccination Debate

A new study from the Biocomplexity Institute suggests that the debate around vaccination on social media may hinge more on different understandings of risk, responsibility, and credibility than any particular set of scientific data.

June 20, 2017

Biocomplexity Institute’s Ebola-tested Tools Help Set New Standard for Federal Disease Control

Biocomplexity Institute researchers are building an online network designed to help disease experts share information, identify warning signs of impending epidemics, and coordinate effective response strategies for ongoing outbreaks.

June 01, 2017

Vaccinating Kids Early During Flu Season Could Have Surprising Economic Impact, New Study Suggests

Researchers used a simulated flu outbreak to measure how targeting certain populations for vaccination can benefit society at large.

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