* Published work by lab members not involving Bansal is not listed here. Please see the individual websites of lab members to find additional work.


The global landscape of susceptibility to orthopoxviruses-- The legacy of smallpox vaccination
Juliana Taube, Eva Rest, Jamie Lloyd-Smith, Shweta Bansal
medRxiv, DOI: 10.1101/2022.07.29.22278217, 2022

Characterizing spatiotemporal trends in self-reported mask-wearing behavior in the United States
Juliana Taube, Zack Susswein, Shweta Bansal
medRxiv, DOI: 10.1101/2022.07.19.22277821, 2022

Disentangling the rhythms of human activity in the built environment for airborne transmission risk
Zack Susswein, Eva Rest, Shweta Bansal
medRxiv, DOI: 10.1101/2022.04.07.22273578, 2022

Ignoring spatial heterogeneity in drivers of SARS-CoV-2 transmission in the US will impede sustained elimination
Zack Susswein, Eugenio Valdano, Toby Brett, Pej Rohani, Vittoria Colizza, Shweta Bansal
medRxiv, DOI: 10.1101/2021.08.09.21261807, 2021

Characterizing superspreading of SARS-CoV-2 -- from mechanism to measurement
Zack Susswein, Shweta Bansal
medRxiv, DOI: 10.1101/2020.12.08.20246082, 2020

Mapping the human helminthiases-- a systematic review of geospatial tools in medical parasitology
Catherine Schluth, Claire Standley, Shweta Bansal, Colin Carlson
medRxiv, DOI: 10.1101/2020.10.30.20223529, 2021

Characterization of influenza vaccination recommendation across spatial scales in the United States
Madeline Kuney, Casey Zipfel, Shweta Bansal
medRxiv, DOI: 10.1101/2021.01.19.21250118, 2021


Pathogen transmission modes determine contact network structure, altering other pathogen characteristics
Melissa Collier, Greg Albery, Grant McDonald, Shweta Bansal
Proceedings B, DOI:10.1098/rspb.2022.1389, 2022

Addressing the socioeconomic divide in computational modeling for infectious diseases
Michele Tizzoni, Elaine Nsoesie, Laetitia Gauvin, Marton Karsai, Nicola Perra, Shweta Bansal
Nature Communications, DOI: 10.1038/s41467-022-30688-8, 2022

Climate change will drive novel cross-species viral transmission
Colin Carlson, Greg Albery, Cory Merow, Christopher H. Trisos, Casey M. Zipfel, Evan A. Eskew, Kevin J. Olival, Noam Ross, Shweta Bansal
Nature, DOI: 10.1038/s41586-022-04788-w5, 2022

Spatial clustering in vaccination hesitancy-- the role of social influence and social selection
Lucila Alvarez-Zuzek, Casey Zipfel, Shweta Bansal
PLoS Computational Biology, DOI: 10.1101/2022.01.11.22269032, 2022

Fine-scale spatial patterns of wildlife disease are common and understudied
Greg Albery, Amy Sweeney, Dan Becker, Shweta Bansal
Functional Ecology, DOI: 10.1111/1365-2435.13942, 2022

Dissecting recurrent waves of pertussis across the boroughs of London
Arash Saeidpour, Shweta Bansal, Pej Rohani
PLoS Computational Biology, DOI: 10.1371/journal.pcbi.1009898, 2022

Spatial aggregation choice in the era of digital and administrative surveillance data
Elizabeth Leee, Ali Arab, Vittoria Colizza, Shweta Bansal
PLoS Digital Health, DOI: 10.1371/journal.pdig.0000039, 2022

Characterizing the spatiotemporal heterogeneity of the COVID-19 vaccination landscape
Andrew Tiu, Zack Susswein, Alexes Merritt, Shweta Bansal
American Journal of Epidemiology,

Characterizing an epidemiological geography of the United States-- influenza as a case study
Grant Rosensteel, Elizabeth Lee, Vittoria Colizza, Shweta Bansal
American Journal of Epidemiology,


Revealing mechanisms of infectious disease spread through empirical contact networks
Pratha Sah, Michael Otterstatter, Stephan Leu, Sivan Leviyang, Shweta Bansal
PLoS Computational Biology, 17 (12), 2021

From flames to inflammation-- how wildfires affect patterns of wildlife disease
Greg Albery, Isabella Turilli, Maxwell Joseph, Janet Foley, Celine Frere, Shweta Bansal
Fire Ecology, 17 (23), 2021

Social fluidity mobilizes contagion in human and animal populations
Ewan Colman, Vittoria Colizza, Ephraim M. Hanks, Andreas P. Modlmeier, David P. Hughes, Shweta Bansal
eLife, DOI: 10.1101/170266, 2020

The missing season-- The impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on influenza
Casey Zipfel, Vittoria Colizza, Shweta Bansal
Vaccine, DOI: 10.1016/j.vaccine.2021.05.049, 2021

Highlighting socio-economic constraints on mobility reductions during COVID-19 restrictions in France can inform effective and equitable pandemic response
Eugenio Valdano, Jonggul Lee, Shweta Bansal, Stefania Rubrichi, Vittoria Colizza
Journal of Travel Medicine, DOI: 10.1093/jtm/taab045, 2021

Health inequities in influenza transmission and surveillance
Casey Zipfel, Vittoria Colizza, Shweta Bansal
PLoS Computational Biology, DOI: 10.1371/journal.pcbi.1008642, 2021

Unifying spatial and social network analysis in disease ecology
Greg Albery, Lucinda Kirkpatrick, Josh Firth, Shweta Bansal
Journal of Animal Ecology, DOI: 10.1111/1365-2656.13356, 2020

Negative density-dependent parasitism in a group-living carnivore
Greg Albery, Chris Newman, Julius Bright Ross, David MacDonald, Shweta Bansal, Christina Buesching
Proceedings of the Royal Society, B, DOI: 10.1098/rspb.2020.2655, 2020


Impacts of human disturbance in marine mammals-- Do behavioral changes translate to disease consequences?
Melissa Collier, Sania Ali, Janet Mann, Shweta Bansal
Ethology and Biology of Marine Mammals,

Socio-economic disparities in social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States
Romain Garnier, Jan R Benetka, John Kraemer, Shweta Bansal
Journal of Medical Internet Research, DOI: 10.2196/24591, 2020

Misconceptions about weather and seasonality must not misguide COVID-19 response
Colin Carlson, Ana Gomez, Shweta Bansal, Sadie Ryan
Nature Communications, DOI: 10.1038/s41467-020-18150-z, 2020

Getting personal-- how childhood vaccination policies shape the landscape of vaccine exemptions
Romain Garnier, Emma Nedell, Saad Omer, Shweta Bansal
Open Forum Infectious Diseases, DOI: 10.1093/ofid/ofaa088, 2020

The landscape of childhood vaccine exemptions in the United States
Casey Zipfel, Romain Garnier, Madeline Kuney, Shweta Bansal
Scientific Data, DOI: 10.6084/m9.figshare.13125419, 2020

Sex, synchrony, and skin contact-- integrating multiple behaviors to assess pathogen transmission risk
Stephan Leu, Pratha Sah, Ewa Krzyszczyk, Anni Jacoby, Janet Mann, Shweta Bansal
Behavioral Ecology, DOI: 10.1093/beheco/araa002, 2020


Sociality and tattoo skin disease among bottlenose dolphins in Shark Bay, Australia
Sarah Powell, Megan Wallen, Madison Miketa, Ewa Krzyszczyk, Vivienne Foroughirad, Shweta Bansal, Janet Mann
Behavioral Ecology, DOI: 10.1093/beheco/arz207, 2019

Global estimates of mammalian viral diversity accounting for host sharing
Colin Carlson, Casey Zipfel, Romain Garnier, Shweta Bansal
Nature Ecology & Evolution, DOI: 10.1038/s41559-019-0910-6, 2019

Ant colonies maintain social homeostasis in the face of decreased density
Andreas P Modlmeier, Ewan Colman, Ephraim M Hanks, Ryan Bringenberg, Shweta Bansal, David Hughes
eLife, 8:e38473, 2019

A multi-species repository of social networks
Pratha Sah, José David Mendez, Shweta Bansal
Scientific Data, 6:44, 2019


Feeding the disparities-- the geography and trends of breastfeeding in the United States
Romain Garnier, Ana Bento, Pejman Rohani, Saad Omer, Shweta Bansal
bioRxiv (Preprint only), 2018

Spatiotemporal Patterns and Diffusion of the 1918 Influenza Pandemic in British India
Olivia Reyes, Elizabeth Lee, Pratha Sah, Cecile Viboud, Siddharth Chandra, Shweta Bansal
American Journal of Epidemiology, 187:12, 2018

The reachability of contagion in temporal contact networks: how disease latency can exploit the rhythm of human behavior
Ewan Colman, Kristen Spies, Shweta Bansal
BMC Infectious Diseases, 18:219, 2018

Deploying digital health data to optimize influenza surveillance at national and local scales
Elizabeth Lee, Ali Arab, Sandra Goldlust, Cecile Viboud, Bryan Grenfell, Shweta Bansal
PLoS Computational Biology, 2018

Epidemiological investigation of tattoo-like skin lesions among bottlenose dolphins in Shark Bay, Australia
Sarah Powell, Megan Wallen, Shweta Bansal, Janet Mann
Science of the Total Environment, 2018

Disease implications of animal social network structure: A synthesis across social systems
Pratha Sah, Janet Mann, Shweta Bansal
Journal of Animal Ecology, 2018


Unraveling the disease consequence and mechanisms of modular structure in animal social networks
Pratha Sah, Stephan Leu, Paul Cross, Peter Hudson, Shweta Bansal
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 114(16), 2017

Data-driven models of foot-and-mouth disease dynamics: a review
Laura Pomeroy, Shweta Bansal, Mike Tildesley, Karla Moreon-Torres, Mark Moritz, Ningchuan Xiao, Tim Carpenter, Rebecca Garabed
Transboundary and Emerging Diseases, 64, 2017

Contact, travel and transmission: The impact of winter holidays on influenza dynamics in the United States
Anne Ewing, Elizabeth Lee, Cecile Viboud, Shweta Bansal
Journal of Infectious Diseases, 215(5), pg 732-739, 2017


Big data for infectious disease surveillance and modeling
Shweta Bansal, Gerardo Chowell, Lone Simonsen, Alessandro Vespignani, Cecile Viboud
Journal of Infectious Diseases, 214(S4), S375-S379, 2016

Mind the scales: Harnessing spatial big data for infectious disease surveillance and inference
Elizabeth Lee, Jason Asher, Sandra Goldlust, John Kraemer, Andrew Lawson, Shweta Bansal
Journal of Infectious Diseases, 214(S4), pg S409-S413, 2016

Mathematical models to characterize early epidemic growth: A Review
Gerardo Chowell, Lisa Sattenspiel, Shweta Bansal, Cecile Viboud
Physics of Life Reviews, 18, pg 66-97, 2016

Inferring social structure and its drivers from refuge use in the desert tortoise, a relatively social species
Pratha Sah, Kenneth Nussear, Todd Esque, Christina Aiello, Peter Hudson, Shweta Bansal
Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, 70(8), pg 1277-1289, 2016

Host contact and shedding patterns clarify variation in pathogen exposure and transmission in threatened tortoise Gopherus agassizii: Implications for disease modelling and management
Christina Aiello, Ken Nussear, Todd Esque, Patrick Emblidge, Pratha Sah, Shweta Bansal, Peter Hudson
Journal of Animal Ecology, 85(3), pg 829-842, 2016

Using heterogeneity in the population structure of U.S. swine farms to compare transmission models for porcine epidemic diarrhoea
Eamon O'Dea, Harry Snelson, Shweta Bansal
Scientific Reports, 6:22248, 2016

Increasing Herd immunity with influenza revaccination
Eric Mooring, Shweta Bansal
Epidemiology and Infection, 144(6), pg 1267-77, 2016


Livestock market data for modeling disease spread among US cattle
Ian Carroll, Shweta Bansal
bioRxiv (Preprint only), 2015

Detecting signals of seasonal influenza severity through age dynamics
Elizabeth Lee, Cecile Viboud, Lone Simonsen, Farid Khan, Shweta Bansal
BMC Infectious Diseases, 15 (587), 2015

Social, spatial, and temporal organization in a complex insect society
Lauren Quevillon, Ephraim Hanks, Shweta Bansal, David Hughes
Scientific Reports, 5:13393, 2015

Modeling infectious disease dynamics in the complex landscape of global health
Hans Heesterbeek, Roy Anderson, Viggo Andreassen, Shweta Bansal, Daniela De Angelis, Chris Dye, Ken Eames, John Edmunds, Simon Frost, Sebastian Funk, Deirdre Hollingsworth, Thomas House, Valerie Isham, Petra Klepac, Justin Lessler, Jamie Llyod-Smith, Jess Metcalf, Denis Mollison, Lorenzo Pellis, Juliet Pulliam, Mick Roberts, Cecile Viboud
Science, 347(6227), 2015

Nine challenges in incorporating the dynamics of behaviour in infectious diseases models
Sebastian Funk, Shweta Bansal, Chris Bauch, Ken Eames, John Edmunds, Alison Galvani, Petra Klepac
Epidemics, 10, 21-25, 2015

Eight challenges for network epidemic models
Lorenzo Pellis, Frank Ball, Shweta Bansal, Ken Eames, Thomas House, Valerie Isham, Pieter Trapman
Epidemics, 10, 58-62, 2015

Six challenges in measuring contact networks for use in modeling
Ken Eames, Shweta Bansal, Simon Frost, Ken Eames, Steve Riley
Epidemics, 10, 72-77, 2015

Assessing the use of antiviral treamement to control influenza
Sarah Kramer, Shweta Bansal
Epidemiology and Infection, 143(8), pg 1621-1631, 2015


Disease dynamics during wildlife translocations: disruptions to the host population and potential consequences for transmission in desert tortoise contact networks
Christina Aiello, Ken Nussear, Andrew Walde, Todd Esque, Patrick Emblidge, Pratha Sah, Shweta Bansal, Peter Hudson
Animal Conservation, 17, pg 27-39, 2014

Exploring community structure in biological networks with random graphs
Pratha Sah, Lisa O. Singh, Aaron Clauset, Shweta Bansal
BMC Bioinformatics, 15(220), 2014


Inferring contact network heterogeneity from common epidemic data
Conrad Stack, Shweta Bansal, V.S. Anil Kumar, Bryan Grenfell
Journal of the Royal Society Interface, 10(78), 2013

Mixed Methods Pilot Study of Sharing Behaviors among Waterpipe Smokers of Rural Lao PDR: Implications for Infectious Disease Transmission
Robyn Martin, Sahar Safaee, Khamphithoun Somsamouth, Boualoy Mounivong, Ryan Sinclair, Shweta Bansal, Pramil Singh
International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 10(6), pg 2120-2132, 2013

2012 and earlier

The impact of past epidemics on future disease dynamics
Shweta Bansal, Lauren Ancel Meyers
Journal of Theoretical Biology, 309, pg 176-184, 2012

Statistical Inference to advance network models in epidemiology
David Welch*, Shweta Bansal*, David Hunter
Epidemics, 3(1), pg 38-45, 2011

Fast Community Detection for Dynamic Complex Networks
Shweta Bansal, Sanjukta Bhowmick, Prashant Paymal
Complex Networks in Communications in Computer and Information Science, 116, 2011

The dynamic nature of contact networks in epidemiology
Shweta Bansal, Jonathan Read, Babak Pourbohloul, Lauren Ancel Meyers
Journal of Biological Dynamics, 4(5), pg 478-489, 2010

The shifting demographic landscape of influenza
Shweta Bansal, Babak Pourbohloul, Nathaniel Hupert, Bryan Grenfell, Lauren Ancel Meyers
PLoS One, 5(2), 2010

Exploring biological network structure with clustered random networks
Shweta Bansal, Shashank Khandelwal, Lauren Ancel Meyers
BMC Bioinformatics, 10(405), 2009

When individual behavior matters: homogeneous and network models in epidemiology
Shweta Bansal, Bryan Grenfell, Lauren Ancel Meyers
Journal of the Royal Society Interface, 4(16), 2007

Network fraility and the geometry of herd immunity
Matthew Ferrari, Shweta Bansal, Lauren Ancel Meyers, Ottar Bjornstad
Proc R Soc Lond B Bio Sci, 273(1602), 2006

A comparative analysis of influenza vaccination programs
Shweta Bansal, Babak Pourbohloul, Lauren Ancel Meyers
PLoS Medicine, 3(10), 2006

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