Matthew Ferrari

Matthew Ferrari

Associate Professor of Biology

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


  • Ph.D., Penn State, 2006
  • M.S., Montana State University, 2002, 1999
  • B.A., Colby College, 1996

Most Recent Papers

Beyond dose

Christopher M. Baker, Matthew J. Ferrari, Katriona Shea, 2018, Scientific Reports

Improving measles incidence inference using age-structured serological data

Joaquin M. Prada, C. Jessica E. Metcalf, Matthew J. Ferrari, 2018, Epidemiology and Infection on p. 1699-1706

Benefits and challenges in using seroprevalence data to inform models for measles and rubella elimination

Amy K. Winter, Micaela E. Martinez, Felicity T. Cutts, William J. Moss, Matt J. Ferrari, Amalie Mckee, Justin Lessler, Kyla Hayford, Jacco Wallinga, C. Jess E. Metcalf, 2018, Journal of Infectious Diseases on p. 355-364

Real-time decision-making during emergency disease outbreaks

William J.M. Probert, Chris P. Jewell, Marleen Werkman, Christopher J. Fonnesbeck, Yoshitaka Goto, Michael C. Runge, Satoshi Sekiguchi, Katriona Shea, Matt J. Keeling, Matthew J. Ferrari, Michael J. Tildesley, 2018, PLoS Computational Biology

Sub-national variation in measles vaccine coverage and outbreak risk

Avery Kundrick, Zhuojie Huang, Spencer Carran, Matthew Kagoli, Rebecca Freeman Grais, Northan Hurtado, Matthew Ferrari, 2018, BMC Public Health

Zucchini yellow mosaic virus infection limits establishment and severity of powdery mildew in wild populations of cucurbita pepo

Jacquelyn E. Harth, Matthew J. Ferrari, John F. Tooker, Andrew G. Stephenson, 2018, Frontiers in Plant Science

Species interactions may help explain the erratic periodicity of whooping cough dynamics

Samit Bhattacharyya, Matthew J. Ferrari, Ottar N. Bjørnstad, 2018, Epidemics on p. 64-70

Changes in parasite traits, rather than intensity, affect the dynamics of infection under external perturbation

Suma Ghosh, Matthew J. Ferrari, Ashutosh K. Pathak, Isabella M. Cattadori, 2018, PLoS Computational Biology

Logistical constraints lead to an intermediate optimum in outbreak response vaccination

Yun Tao, Katriona Shea, Matthew Ferrari, 2018, PLoS Computational Biology

Unintended consequences and the paradox of control

Spencer Carran, Matthew Ferrari, Timothy Reluga, 2018, PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases

Recent High-Impact 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

N. Bharti, A. J. Tatem, M. J. 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. Jessica E. Metcalf, Matthew J. Ferrari, William J. Moss, Shaun A. Truelove, Andrew J. Tatem, Bryan T. Grenfell, Justin Lessler, 2015, Science on p. 1240-1242

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

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 J. Ferrari, Andrew W. Park, 2015, PLoS Biology

Indirect costs of a nontarget pathogen mitigate the direct benefits of a virus-resistant transgene in wild Cucurbita

Miruna A. Sasu, Matthew J. Ferrari, Daolin Dua, James A. Winsor, Andrew G. Stephensona, 2009, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America on p. 19067-19071

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

Matthew J. 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

Adaptive Management and the Value of Information

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

Protocols for sampling viral sequences to study epidemic dynamics

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

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