Director of the Center for Infectious Disease Dynamics; Huck Career Development Professor; Professor of Biology
Public Health, Quantitative Epidemiology, Population Ecology, Statistics, Computational and Mathematical Biology
Publication TagsVaccination Measles Disease Outbreaks Decision Making Health Epidemiology Vaccines Pandemics Farms Population Viruses Neutralizing Antibodies Uncertainty Sars Virus Epidemics Antibodies Liberia Public Health Immunotherapy Simulation Learning Foot And Mouth Disease Mortality Vaccination Coverage Measles Vaccine
Most Recent Papers
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
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
Synergistic interventions to control COVID-19
Emily Howerton, Matthew J. Ferrari, Ottar N. Bjørnstad, Tiffany L. Bogich, Rebecca K. Borchering, Chris P. Jewell, James D. Nichols, William J.M. Probert, Michael C. Runge, Michael J. Tildesley, Cécile Viboud, Katriona Shea, 2021, PLoS Computational Biology
Modelling the relative benefits of using the measles vaccine outside cold chain for outbreak response
James M. Azam, Barbara Saitta, Kimberly Bonner, Matthew J. Ferrari, Juliet R.C. Pulliam, 2021, Vaccine on p. 5845-5853
Lives saved with vaccination for 10 pathogens across 112 countries in a pre-covid-19 world
Jaspreet Toor, Susy Echeverria-Londono, Xiang Li, Kaja Abbas, Emily D. Carter, Hannah E. Clapham, Andrew Clark, Margaret J. de Villiers, Kirsten Eilertson, Matthew Ferrari, Ivane Gamkrelidze, Timothy B. Hallett, Wes R. Hinsley, Daniel Hogan, John H. Huber, Michael L. Jackson, Kevin Jean, Mark Jit, Andromachi Karachaliou, Petra Klepac, Alicia Kraay, Justin Lessler, Xi Li, Benjamin A. Lopman, Tewodaj Mengistu, C. Jessica E. Metcalf, Sean M. Moore, Shevanthi Nayagam, Timos Papadopoulos, T. Alex Perkins, Allison Portnoy, Homie Razavi, Devin Razavi-Shearer, Stephen Resch, Colin Sanderson, Steven Sweet, Yvonne Tam, Hira Tanvir, Quan Tran Minh, Caroline L. Trotter, Shaun A. Truelove, Emilia Vynnycky, Neff Walker, Amy Winter, Kim Woodruff, Neil M. Ferguson, Katy A.M. Gaythorpe, 2021, eLife
Impact of covid-19-related disruptions to measles, meningococcal a, and yellow fever vaccination in 10 countries
Katy Gaythorpe, Kaja Abbas, John Huber, Andromachi Karachaliou, Niket Thakkar, Kim Woodruff, Xiang Li, Susy Echeverria-Londono, Matthew Ferrari, Michael L. Jackson, Kevin McCarthy, Alex Perkins, Caroline Trotter, Mark Jit, 2021, eLife
Strategic testing approaches for targeted disease monitoring can be used to inform pandemic decision-making
James D. Nichols, Tiffany L. Bogich, Emily Howerton, Ottar N. Bjørnstad, Rebecca K. Borchering, Matthew Ferrari, Murali Haran, Christopher Jewell, Kim M. Pepin, William J.M. Probert, Juliet R.C. Pulliam, Michael C. Runge, Michael Tildesley, Cecile Viboud, Katriona Shea, 2021, PLoS 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
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
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
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
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
Adaptive Management and the Value of Information
Katriona Shea, Michael J. Tildesley, Michael C. Runge, Christopher J. Fonnesbeck, Matthew J. Ferrari, 2014, PLoS Biology on p. e1001970
Elective Cancer Surgery in COVID-19-Free Surgical Pathways during the SARS-CoV-2 Pandemic: An International, Multicenter, Comparative Cohort Study
James C. Glasbey, Dmitri Nepogodiev, Joana F.F. Simoes, Omar Omar, Elizabeth Li, Mary L. Venn, Mohammad K.Abou Chaar, Vita Capizzi, Daoud Chaudhry, Anant Desai, Jonathan G. Edwards, Jonathan P. Evans, Marco Fiore, Jose Flavio Videria, Samuel J. Ford, Ian Ganly, Ewen A. Griffiths, Rohan R. Gujjuri, Angelos G. Kolias, Haytham M.A. Kaafarani, Ana Minaya-Bravo, Siobhan C. McKay, Helen M. Mohan, Keith J. Roberts, Carlos San Miguel-Méndez, Peter Pockney, Richard Shaw, Neil J. Smart, Grant D. Stewart, Sudha Sundar, Raghavan Vidya, Aneel A. Bhangu, C. Allemand, L. Boccalatte, M. Figari, M. Lamm, J. Larrañaga, C. Marchitelli, F. Noll, D. Odetto, M. Perrotta, J. Saadi, L. Zamora, C. Alurralde, E. L. Caram, D. Eskinazi, J. P. Mendoza, M. Usandivaras, R. Badra, A. Esteban, 2021, Journal of Clinical Oncology on p. 66-78
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 on p. e1002056
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
Decision-making for foot-and-mouth disease control: Objectives matter
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
News Articles Featuring Matthew Ferrari
Dec 19, 2021
Europe gives US gloomy portrait of what's to come with omicron
As the omicron variant batters Europe with exponentially skyrocketing COVID-19 cases, public health experts warn that the U.S. could be barreling down the same path and face record waves of infections in the coming days and weeks.
Dec 10, 2021
What omicron's fast spread could mean for the U.S. – and the world
The first country to really get hit by omicron is South Africa. Before the new variant took off last month, coronavirus cases there were low – only several hundred per day in mid November. But by early December, the tally of daily infections had shot up to more than 4,500 — and genomic sequencing shows that omicron is to blame.
Dec 02, 2021
Should I be worried about the new omicron coronavirus variant?
The omicron variant (B.1.1.529) of SARS-CoV-2, which has now been detected in the U.S., has been listed as a "variant of concern" by the World Health Organization, which has stated that the overall global risk related to the variant is "very high."
Dec 01, 2021
The Omicron Variant Is a Mystery. Here’s How Science Will Solve It
So far, panic about the new Covid variant has outpaced actual information. Here’s what scientists around the world are trying to uncover.
Nov 15, 2021
End of COVID-19 crisis stage — fingers crossed — might be near
The end of the high-alert, constant worry over COVID-19 might be near — possibly as soon as early next year. We still need to be smart and careful. We must solve a few problems. We also need some good luck.
Oct 06, 2021
What to Consider When Traveling for a Race During the Pandemic
Fall marathons are here, so experts share their tips on staying safe while putting your training to good use.
Sep 24, 2021
Penn State experts to answer COVID-19 questions live Sept. 30 on WPSU
Penn State experts will answer community members’ questions about COVID-19 live during the fall premiere of WPSU’s “Conversation’s Live” on Thursday, Sept. 30.
Aug 18, 2021
Reason for Not Requiring Vaccinations? Penn State Would Rather Not Say
When an organization offers a non-explanation as an explanation, you can’t help suspecting that it doesn’t want you to know the real explanation, probably because it’s embarrassing.
Aug 12, 2021
Do You Need to Upgrade Your Mask Now?
Face masks are once again in the spotlight for health reasons, thanks to the surge in the highly contagious Delta variant and the new CDC mask guidance—to wear one in indoor public spaces and crowded outdoor areas, even if you’ve been vaccinated.
Aug 10, 2021
COVID breakthrough infections soar in Massachusetts
Since late July, the state Department of Public Health reports breakthrough COVID-19 infections -- that is, infections that develop in those fully vaccinated -- have risen to a cumulative total of just under 10,000 Massachusetts residents.