Elsa Hansen

Assistant Research Professor - Read Lab

Research Summary

Evolution, transmission and management of drug-resistance. Improving treatment of infectious disease and cancer using mathematical models and optimal control theory.

Huck Affiliations

Publication Tags

Parasites Antiviral Agents Vaccination Blood Planning Disease Outbreaks Erythrocytes Drug Therapy Effect Malaria Resources Optimal Control Pandemic Zoonoses Rate Expansion Isolation Policy Plasmodium Knowlesi Model Infectious Diseases Primates Time Optimal Control Optimal Policy Costs

Most Recent Papers

Antibiotics can be used to contain drug-resistant bacteria by maintaining sufficiently large sensitive populations

Elsa Hansen, Jason Karslake, Robert Woods, Andrew Read, Kevin Wood, 2020, PLoS Biology

Cancer treatment: Attempt cure or manage drug resistance

Elsa Hansen, Andrew Read, 2020, Evolutionary Applications: Special Issue Evolution and Cancer

Acounting for red blood cell accessibility reveals distinct invasion strategies in Plasmodium falciparum strains.

Francisco Cai, Tiffany Desimone, Elsa Hansen, Cameron Jennings, Amy Bei, Ambroise Ahouidi, Souleymane Mboup, Manoj Duraisingh, Caroline Buckee, 2020, PLoS Computational Biology

Modeling the human infectious reservoir for malaria control: does heterogeneity matter?

2013, Trends in Parasitology

Expansion of host cellular niche can drive adaptation of a zoonotic malaria parasite to humans

Caeul Lim, Elsa Hansen, Tiffany M. Desimone, Yovany Moreno, Klara Junker, Amy Bei, Carlo Brugnara, Caroline O. Buckee, Manoj T. Duraisingh, 2013, Nature communications

Mobile phones and malaria: modeling human and parasite travel

2013, Travel Medicine and Infectious Disease

Optimal antiviral treatment: A geometric picture

2011, Canadian Applied Math Quarterly Focus Issue on Pandemic Modeling

Optimal control of epidemics with limited resources

Elsa Katrina Hansen, Troy Day, 2011, Journal of Mathematical Biology on p. 423-451

Optimal antiviral treatment strategies and the effects of resistance

Elsa Katrina Hansen, Troy Day, 2011, Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences on p. 1082-1089

Optimal antiviral treatment strategies and the effects of resistance

2010, Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences

Most-Cited Papers

Expansion of host cellular niche can drive adaptation of a zoonotic malaria parasite to humans

Caeul Lim, Elsa Hansen, Tiffany M. Desimone, Yovany Moreno, Klara Junker, Amy Bei, Carlo Brugnara, Caroline O. Buckee, Manoj T. Duraisingh, 2013, Nature communications

Optimal control of epidemics with limited resources

Elsa Katrina Hansen, Troy Day, 2011, Journal of Mathematical Biology on p. 423-451

Optimal antiviral treatment strategies and the effects of resistance

Elsa Katrina Hansen, Troy Day, 2011, Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences on p. 1082-1089

Optimal antiviral treatment: A geometric picture

2011, Canadian Applied Math Quarterly Focus Issue on Pandemic Modeling

Optimal antiviral treatment strategies and the effects of resistance

2010, Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences

Strategies for the use of oseltamivir and zanamivir during pandemic outbreaks

2010, Canadian Journal of Infectious Diseases and Medical Microbiology

Acounting for red blood cell accessibility reveals distinct invasion strategies in Plasmodium falciparum strains.

Francisco Cai, Tiffany Desimone, Elsa Hansen, Cameron Jennings, Amy Bei, Ambroise Ahouidi, Souleymane Mboup, Manoj Duraisingh, Caroline Buckee, 2020, PLoS Computational Biology

Antibiotics can be used to contain drug-resistant bacteria by maintaining sufficiently large sensitive populations

Elsa Hansen, Jason Karslake, Robert Woods, Andrew Read, Kevin Wood, 2020, PLoS Biology

Cancer treatment: Attempt cure or manage drug resistance

Elsa Hansen, Andrew Read, 2020, Evolutionary Applications: Special Issue Evolution and Cancer

Modeling the human infectious reservoir for malaria control: does heterogeneity matter?

2013, Trends in Parasitology