Event Detail

Event Type: 
Mathematical Biology Seminar
Date/Time: 
Wednesday, January 25, 2012 - 08:00 to 09:00
Location: 
ROG 440

Speaker Info

University: 
Biomedical Sciences, Oregon State University
Abstract: 

The emergence of the 2009 H1N1 influenza A strain and delays in
production of vaccine against it illustrate the importance of
optimizing vaccine allocation. We have developed computational
optimization models to determine optimal vaccination strategies with
regard to multiple objective functions: e.g.~deaths, years of life
lost, economic costs. Looking at single objectives, we have found that
vaccinating children, who transmit most, is robustly selected as the
optimal allocation. I will discuss ongoing extensions to this work to
incorporate multiple objectives and uncertainty.