Matthew Ferrari

Director of the Center for Infectious Disease Dynamics; Huck Career Development Professor; Associate Professor of Biology

Matthew Ferrari

Research Summary

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

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Publication Tags

Uncertainty Vaccination Learning Disease Outbreaks Measles Epidemics Epidemiology Health Population Antibodies Farms Viruses Neutralizing Antibodies Sars Virus Vaccines Pandemics Liberia Immunotherapy Electric Current Control Serology Adaptive Management Livestock Decision Making Mortality Public Health

Most Recent Papers

Vaccination strategies for measles control and elimination

F. T. Cutts, M. J. Ferrari, L. K. Krause, A. J. Tatem, J. F. Mosser, 2021, BMC Medicine

Limited window for donation of convalescent plasma with high live-virus neutralizing antibody titers for COVID-19 immunotherapy

Abhinay Gontu, Sreenidhi Srinivasan, Eric Salazar, Meera Surendran Nair, Ruth H. Nissly, Denver Greenawalt, Ian M. Bird, Catherine M. Herzog, Matthew J. Ferrari, Indira Poojary, Robab Katani, Scott E. Lindner, Allen M. Minns, Randall Rossi, Paul A. Christensen, Brian Castillo, Jian Chen, Todd N. Eagar, Xin Yi, Picheng Zhao, Christopher Leveque, Randall J. Olsen, David W. Bernard, Jimmy Gollihar, Suresh V. Kuchipudi, James M. Musser, Vivek Kapur, 2021, Communications Biology

Robust Testing in Outpatient Settings to Explore COVID-19 Epidemiology

Sharia M. Ahmed, Rashmee U. Shah, Valerie Fernandez, Sara Grineski, Benjamin Brintz, Matthew H. Samore, Matthew J. Ferrari, Daniel T. Leung, Lindsay T. Keegan, 2021, Public Health Reports on p. 345-353

Causes of delayed outbreak responses and their impacts on epidemic spread

Yun Tao, William J.M. Probert, Katriona Shea, Michael C. Runge, Kevin Lafferty, Michael Tildesley, Matthew Ferrari, 2021, Journal of the Royal Society Interface

Estimating the health impact of vaccination against ten pathogens in 98 low-income and middle-income countries from 2000 to 2030

Xiang Li, Christinah Mukandavire, Zulma M. Cucunubá, Susy Echeverria Londono, Kaja Abbas, Hannah E. Clapham, Mark Jit, Hope L. Johnson, Timos Papadopoulos, Emilia Vynnycky, Marc Brisson, Emily D. Carter, Andrew Clark, Margaret J. de Villiers, Kirsten Eilertson, Matthew J. Ferrari, Ivane Gamkrelidze, Katy A.M. Gaythorpe, Nicholas C. Grassly, Timothy B. Hallett, Wes Hinsley, Michael L. Jackson, Kévin Jean, Andromachi Karachaliou, Petra Klepac, Justin Lessler, Xi Li, Sean M. Moore, Shevanthi Nayagam, Duy Manh Nguyen, Homie Razavi, Devin Razavi-Shearer, Stephen Resch, Colin Sanderson, Steven Sweet, Stephen Sy, Yvonne Tam, Hira Tanvir, Quan Minh Tran, Caroline L. Trotter, Shaun Truelove, Kevin van Zandvoort, Stéphane Verguet, Neff Walker, Amy Winter, Kim Woodruff, Neil M. Ferguson, Tini Garske, 2021, The Lancet on p. 398-408

Anticipating future learning affects current control decisions: a comparison between passive and active adaptive management in an epidemiological setting

Benjamin D. Atkins, Chris P. Jewell, Michael C. Runge, Matthew J. Ferrari, Katriona Shea, William J.M. Probert, Michael J. Tildesley, 2020, Journal of Theoretical Biology

Outbreak response intervention models of vaccine-preventable diseases in humans and foot-and-mouth disease in livestock

James M. Azam, Elisha B. Are, Xiaoxi Pang, Matthew J. Ferrari, Juliet R.C. Pulliam, 2020, BMJ Open

Paenibacillus infection with frequent viral coinfection contributes to postinfectious hydrocephalus in Ugandan infants

Joseph N. Paulson, Brent L. Williams, Christine Hehnly, Nischay Mishra, Shamim A. Sinnar, Lijun Zhang, Paddy Ssentongo, Edith Mbabazi-Kabachelor, Dona S.S. Wijetunge, Benjamin Von Bredow, Ronnie Mulondo, Julius Kiwanuka, Francis Bajunirwe, Joel Bazira, Lisa M. Bebell, Kathy Burgoine, Mara Couto-Rodriguez, Jessica E. Ericson, Tim Erickson, Matthew Ferrari, Melissa Gladstone, Cheng Guo, Murali Haran, Mady Hornig, Albert M. Isaacs, Brian Nsubuga Kaaya, Sheila M. Kangere, Abhaya V. Kulkarni, Elias Kumbakumba, Xiaoxiao Li, David D. Limbrick, Joshua Magombe, Sarah U. Morton, John Mugamba, James Ng, Peter Olupot-Olupot, Justin Onen, Mallory R. Peterson, Farrah Roy, Kathryn Sheldon, Reid Townsend, Andrew D. Weeks, Andrew J. Whalen, John Quackenbush, Peter Ssenyonga, Michael Y. Galperin, Mathieu Almeida, Hannah Atkins, Benjamin C. Warf, W. Ian Lipkin, James R. Broach, Steven J. Schiff, 2020, Science Translational Medicine

Serology for SARS-CoV-2

Juliet E. Bryant, Andrew S. Azman, Matthew J. Ferrari, Benjamin F. Arnold, Maciej F. Boni, Yap Boum, Kyla Hayford, Francisco J. Luquero, Michael J. Mina, Isabel Rodriguez-Barraquer, Joseph T. Wu, Djibril Wade, Guy Vernet, Daniel T. Leung, 2020, Science immunology

Harnessing multiple models for outbreak management

By Katriona Shea, Michael C. Runge, David Pannell, William J.M. Probert, Shou Li Li, Michael Tildesley, Matthew Ferrari, 2020, Science on p. 577-579

Most-Cited Papers

Assessment of the 2010 global measles mortality reduction goal

Emily Simons, Matthew Ferrari, John Fricks, Kathleen Wannemuehler, Abhijeet Anand, Anthony Burton, Peter Strebel, 2012, The Lancet on p. 2173--2178

Explaining seasonal fluctuations of measles in Niger using nighttime lights imagery

Nita Bharti, A. J. Tatem, Matthew Joseph Ferrari, R. F. Grais, A. Djibo, B. T. Grenfell, 2011, Science on p. 1424-1427

Reduced vaccination and the risk of measles and other childhood infections post-Ebola

Saki Takahashi, C Metcalf, Matthew Ferrari, William Moss, Shaun Truelove, Andrew Tatem, Bryan Grenfell, Justin Lessler, 2015, Science on p. 1240--1242

Serology for SARS-CoV-2

Juliet E. Bryant, Andrew S. Azman, Matthew J. Ferrari, Benjamin F. Arnold, Maciej F. Boni, Yap Boum, Kyla Hayford, Francisco J. Luquero, Michael J. Mina, Isabel Rodriguez-Barraquer, Joseph T. Wu, Djibril Wade, Guy Vernet, Daniel T. Leung, 2020, Science immunology

Understanding Herd Immunity

C. J.E. Metcalf, M. Ferrari, A. L. Graham, B. T. Grenfell, 2015, Trends in Immunology on p. 753-755

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

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

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

Opinion

Eric T. Lofgren, M. Elizabeth Halloran, Caitlin M. Rivers, John M. Drake, Travis C. Porco, Bryan Lewis, Wan Yang, Alessandro Vespignani, Jeffrey Shaman, Joseph N.S. Eisenberg, Marisa C. Eisenberg, Madhav Marathe, Samuel V. Scarpino, Kathleen A. Alexander, Rafael Meza, Matthew J. Ferrari, James M. Hyman, Lauren A. Meyers, Stephen Eubank, 2014, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America on p. 18095-18096

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

News Articles Featuring Matthew Ferrari

Health Leaders Dispel Rumors About COVID-19 Vaccine And Infertility

Alicia Foster had already received her first dose of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine when she got a surprise. “I never pictured I would be pregnant during a pandemic,” she says. “It was not planned.”

Is COVID-19 herd immunity possible in Pa.? Q&A on vaccine rate, positive tests, more

Herd immunity has fallen out of fashion. It was all the talk back when the COVID-19 vaccine was a hope rather than a reality. Experts said somewhere between 60% and 90% of the U.S. population needed to get it. Then COVID-19 would be unable to find the next person to infect and fade away.

New CDC Guidelines Say You Don’t Have to Wear a Mask When Riding Outdoors

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) announces new guidelines that state you don’t need to wear a mask outdoors if you’re riding on your own or with members of your household.

So Far, Vaccines Remain Effective Against Variants

So far, COVID-19 vaccines have been effective against variants of the coronavirus. Scientists are monitoring the situation carefully, with updated or new vaccines a possibility in the future, if need be. Social media claims blaming vaccination for an impending variant “disaster” are hypothetical predictions that ignore life-saving benefits of the vaccines.

New CDC Guidelines Say You Don’t Have to Wear a Mask When Running Outdoors

Don’t leave your mask at home, though. Even outside, there are situations where you may still need it.

‘It was just a matter of time’ until coronavirus variant arrived in Centre County amid rising cases

A little over one year after the first coronavirus case was reported in Centre County, a more infectious variant has arrived in the Centre region. The B.1.1.7 variant, also referred to as the United Kingdom variant, was first discovered at Penn State in tested wastewater samples and was confirmed in a “COVID-19 Status Update” with university officials and community leaders on March 26.

Will we achieve herd immunity?

If you’ve let your guard down against Covid-19 because of the advancement of vaccination and because you hope to achieve herd immunity, you may need to rethink your actions.

The 2021 Runner’s World Fitness Awards

We sweat-tested the latest products for at-home workouts and modified routines.

Five reasons why COVID herd immunity is probably impossible

Even with vaccination efforts in full force, the theoretical threshold for vanquishing COVID-19 looks to be out of reach.

Matt Ferrari named director of Center for Infectious Disease Dynamics

Matt Ferrari, who was closely involved with multiple aspects of University and community efforts to address COVID-19, has been tapped as the new head of CIDD.