The research of the Bansal Lab is based in disease ecology (also known as ecological epidemiology). This includes population and community level studies of the interactions between hosts and their pathogens, and covers diseases of both humans and animals. In particular, we focus on spatial and temporal heterogeneity in transmission, due to variation in host-dependent parameters (e.g. contact patterns, age, or compliance with public health recommendations). We use and develop a variety of mathematical and statistical modeling tools to answer our questions, in particular tools of network science. Here are some of the topics we have worked on:

Human Infections: towards a mechanistic understanding & control

Livestock and Wildlife Infections: contact dynamics and containment

Network Epidemiology: models & algorithms