Matthew Ferrari

Huck Career Development Professor; Associate Professor of Biology

Matthew Ferrari

Research Summary

Public Health, Quantitative Epidemiology, Population Ecology, Statistics, Computational and Mathematical Biology

Huck Affiliations


Publication Tags

Vaccination Uncertainty Measles Health Vaccines Statistics Epidemiology Parasites Disease Outbreaks Decision Making Infection Population Dynamics Pathogens Public Health Immunization Rain Geography Immune Response Learning Liberia Sampling Niger Plant Viruses Perturbation Foot And Mouth Disease

Most Recent Papers

Mapping vaccination coverage to explore the effects of delivery mechanisms and inform vaccination strategies

C. Edson Utazi, Julia Thorley, Victor A. Alegana, Matthew J. Ferrari, Saki Takahashi, C. Jessica E. Metcalf, Justin Lessler, Felicity T. Cutts, Andrew J. Tatem, 2019, Nature communications on p. 1633

External disturbances impact helminth–host interactions by affecting dynamics of infection, parasite traits, and host immune responses

Isabella M. Cattadori, Ashutosh K. Pathak, Matthew J. Ferrari, 2019, Ecology and Evolution on p. 13495-13505

A spatial regression model for the disaggregation of areal unit based data to high-resolution grids with application to vaccination coverage mapping

C. E. Utazi, J. Thorley, V. A. Alegana, M. J. Ferrari, K. Nilsen, S. Takahashi, C. J.E. Metcalf, J. Lessler, A. J. Tatem, 2019, Statistical Methods in Medical Research on p. 3226-3241

Outbreaks of measles: compounding challenges in the DRC

Matthew Ferrari, 2019,

Concurrent assessment of epidemiological and operational uncertainties for optimal outbreak control

Shou Li Li, Matthew J. Ferrari, Ottar N. Bjørnstad, Michael C. Runge, Christopher J. Fonnesbeck, Michael J. Tildesley, David Pannell, Katriona Shea, 2019, Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences

Road to measles elimination is predictable, but can be rocky

Matthew Ferrari, 2019, the conversation

Manipulation of aphid behavior by a persistent plant virus

Maliheh Safari, Matthew J. Ferrari, Marilyn J. Roossinck, 2019, Journal of virology on p. e01781--18

The statistics of epidemic transitions

John M. Drake, Tobias S. Brett, Shiyang Chen, Bogdan I. Epureanu, Matthew J. Ferrari, Éric Marty, Paige B. Miller, Eamon B. O’dea, Suzanne M. O’regan, Andrew W. Park, Pejman Rohani, 2019, PLoS computational biology on p. e1006917

Estimates of case-fatality ratios of measles in low-income and middle-income countries

Allison Portnoy, Mark Jit, Matthew Ferrari, Matthew Hanson, Logan Brenzel, Stéphane Verguet, 2019, The Lancet Global Health on p. e472-e481

Characterizing the impact of spatial clustering of susceptibility for measles elimination

Shaun A. Truelove, Matthew Graham, William J. Moss, C. Jessica E. Metcalf, Matthew J. Ferrari, Justin Lessler, 2019, Vaccine on p. 732-741

Most-Cited Papers

Ebola Cases and Health System Demand in Liberia

John M. Drake, Raj Reni B. Kaul, Laura W. Alexander, Suzanne M. O’Regan, Andrew M. Kramer, J. Tomlin Pulliam, Matthew Joseph Ferrari, Andrew W. Park, 2015, PLoS Biology on p. e1002056

Pollinator behavior mediates negative interactions between two congeneric invasive plant species

Suann Yang, Matthew J. Ferrari, Katriona Shea, 2011, American Naturalist on p. 110-118

Adaptive Management and the Value of Information

Katriona Shea, Michael J. Tildesley, Michael C. Runge, Christopher J. Fonnesbeck, Matthew Joseph Ferrari, 2014, PLoS Biology on p. e1001970

Rural-urban gradient in seasonal forcing of measles transmission in Niger

Matthew Joseph Ferrari, Ali Djibo, Rebecca F. Grais, Nita Bharti, Bryan T. Grenfell, Ottar N. Bjornstad, 2010, Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences on p. 2775-2782

Impacto económico estimado de las vacunas en 73 países con ingresos bajos y medios, 2001-2020

Sachiko Ozawa, Samantha Clark, Allison Portnoy, Simrun Grewal, Meghan L. Stack, Anushua Sinha, Andrew Mirelman, Heather Franklin, Ingrid K. Friberg, Yvonne Tam, Neff Walker, Andrew Clark, Matthew Ferrari, Chutima Suraratdecha, Steven Sweet, Sue J. Goldie, Tini Garske, Michelle Li, Peter M. Hansen, Hope L. Johnson, Damian Walker, 2017, Bulletin of the World Health Organization on p. 629-638

The epidemiology of rubella in Mexico

C. J.E. Metcalf, O. N. Bjørnstad, M. J. Ferrari, P. Klepac, N. Bharti, H. Lopez-Gatell, B. T. Grenfell, 2011, Epidemiology and Infection on p. 1029-1038

Protocols for sampling viral sequences to study epidemic dynamics

J. Conrad Stack, J. David Welch, Matthew Joseph Ferrari, Beth U. Shapiro, Bryan T. Grenfell, 2010, Journal of the Royal Society Interface on p. 1119-1127

Disease dynamics in a specialized parasite of ant societies

Sandra B. Andersen, Matthew Joseph Ferrari, Harry C. Evans, Simon L. Elliot, Jacobus J. Boomsma, David Peter Hughes, 2012, PloS one

Decision-making for foot-and-mouth disease control

William J.M. Probert, Katriona Shea, Christopher J. Fonnesbeck, Michael C. Runge, Tim E. Carpenter, Salome Dürr, M. Graeme Garner, Neil Harvey, Mark A. Stevenson, Colleen T. Webb, Marleen Werkman, Michael J. Tildesley, Matthew J. Ferrari, 2016, Epidemics on p. 10-19

The geography of measles vaccination in the African Great Lakes region

Saki Takahashi, C. Jessica E. Metcalf, Matthew J. Ferrari, Andrew J. Tatem, Justin Lessler, 2017, Nature communications

News Articles Featuring Matthew Ferrari

Trick-or-treat date set for Centre Region. Here’s what to know about safety, changes

Trick or treat won’t happen on Halloween for the second consecutive year in five Centre Region municipalities. The Centre Region Council of Governments voted in September to move the annual festivity to 6-8 p.m. Oct. 29 in State College, along with College, Ferguson, Harris and Patton townships.

What’s the risk of coronavirus exposure while running? Plus, the various types of tests

The Puget Sound region is no longer blanketed with wildfire smoke, and there’s sun in next week’s forecast. It seems many Seattle Times readers are itching to get out for a walk or run but are worried about getting peppered with the respiratory droplets of others who are doing the same. The question comes up regularly when we ask what you wonder about the coronavirus that causes COVID-19, so we’re looking into it for this week’s FAQ Friday.

How the Next Generation of Cheaper, Better Tests Could Change COVID-19's Future

In order to track, slow, and ultimately curb Covid-19's insidious spread, public health officials say we need to test large swaths of the population, fast. However, the road to scaling up testing across the United States has been bumpy a one littered with supply shortages, testing lags, and overburdened labs.

PSU sees 174 new COVID cases this week

A total of 174 Penn State’s University Park campus students have tested positive for the coronavirus, according to a press release from the university.

Penn State University To Consider A Switch To Remote Learning

Penn State University plans to consider a temporary or sustained switch to remote learning as coronavirus cases continue to rise.