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

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Uncertainty Vaccination Measles Vaccines Learning Disease Outbreaks Infection Immunization Health Vaccination Coverage Epidemics Decision Making Epidemiology Public Health Liberia Population Antibodies Electric Current Control Pandemics Adaptive Management Sars Virus Serology Immune Response Nigeria Mortality

Most Recent Papers

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

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

Geospatial variation in measles vaccine coverage through routine and campaign strategies in Nigeria

C. Edson Utazi, John Wagai, Oliver Pannell, Felicity T. Cutts, Dale A. Rhoda, Matthew J. Ferrari, Boubacar Dieng, Joseph Oteri, M. Carolina Danovaro-Holliday, Adeyemi Adeniran, Andrew J. Tatem, 2020, Vaccine on p. 3062-3071

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

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

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, theconversation.com

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

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

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

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 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

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

Think globally, act locally: The role of local demographics and vaccination coverage in the dynamic response of measles infection to control

Matthew Ferrari, Bryan Grenfell, PM Strebel, 2013, Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences on p. 20120141

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

The 2021 Runner’s World Fitness Awards

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

Study finds short window for donating convalescent plasma to COVID-19 patients

The optimal timeframe for donating convalescent plasma for use in COVID-19 immunotherapy, which was given emergency-use authorization by the Food and Drug Administration in August 2020, is within 60 days of the onset of symptoms, according to a new Penn State-led study.

Study finds short window for donating convalescent plasma to COVID-19 patients

The optimal timeframe for donating convalescent plasma for use in COVID-19 immunotherapy, which was given emergency use authorization by the Food and Drug Administration in August 2020, is within 60 days of the onset of symptoms, according to a new study. The research also reveals that the ideal convalescent plasma donor is a recovered COVID-19 patient who is older than 30 and whose illness had been severe.

COVID vaccine registration troubles causing anxiety and other potential health issues

Dr. Anne Sigsbee is a retired internist and rheumatologist, but there are days when she volunteers for Barnstable County's COVID-19 help line that psychiatry might be a better background.

Should You Be Double-Masking When You Exercise? Here’s What Experts Say

Bottom line: Wearing any mask is much, much better than not wearing one at all.

Should I Be Double-Masking When I Run?

The CDC has updated recommendations to suggest the benefits of two masks, here’s what experts want you to know to stay safe and slow the spread.

Vaccines against 10 diseases prevented 37 million deaths in last 20 years

Vaccine programs in low- and middle-income countries have prevented 37 million deaths in the last 20 years – 36 million of which have been in children under age five. These are the findings, published Jan. 28 in The Lancet, of the most comprehensive study of the impact of vaccination programs ever undertaken.

Two members of Eberly College honored for extraordinary efforts during pandemic

Matthew Ferrari, Huck Career Development Professor and Associate Professor of Biology, was one of two people honored with Dean’s Special Awards for their efforts to support the Eberly College of Science and the University in response to COVID-19.

Biden sticks to vaccine goals nearly met by his predecessor

The accelerating pace of inoculations suggests he inherited a program poised to meet his target of 100 million doses in 100 days

With COVID-19 vaccines arriving, life could return to ‘normal’ by summer … maybe

We might never return to “normal.” Mask-wearing, for example, may well become the norm for certain people, at least during flu season. Working from home will be more widespread. Open office spaces and home layouts will become less common. Many people will rarely visit the doctor’s office, using telemedicine instead.