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

Publication Tags

Measles Vaccination Disease Outbreaks Decision Making Uncertainty Vaccines Infection Epidemiology Health Incidence Niger Population Dynamics Immunization Population Viruses Public Health Liberia Rain Mortality Sampling Learning Plant Viruses Immunity Prediction Demography

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 Joseph Ferrari, Saki Takahashi, C. Jessica E. Metcalf, Justin Lessler, Felicity T. Cutts, Andrew J. Tatem, 2019, Nature communications

Manipulation of aphid behavior by a persistent plant virus

Maliheh Safari, Matthew Joseph Ferrari, Marilyn J. Roossinck, 2019, Journal of virology

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

Allison Portnoy, Mark Jit, Matthew Joseph 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 Joseph Ferrari, Justin Lessler, 2019, Vaccine on p. 732-741

Beyond dose

Christopher M. Baker, Matthew Joseph Ferrari, Katriona Shea, 2018, Scientific reports

Improving measles incidence inference using age-structured serological data

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

Revealing Measles Outbreak Risk with a Nested Immunoglobulin G Serosurvey in Madagascar

Amy K. Winter, Amy P. Wesolowski, Keitly J. Mensah, Miora Bruna Ramamonjiharisoa, Andrianmasina Herivelo Randriamanantena, Richter Razafindratsimandresy, Simon Cauchemez, Justin Lessler, Matthew Joseph Ferrari, C. Jess E. Metcalf, Jean Michel Héraud, 2018, American journal of epidemiology on p. 2219-2226

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, Matthew Joseph 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 Joseph 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 Joseph Ferrari, 2018, BMC Public Health

Recent High-Impact Papers

Assessment of the 2010 global measles mortality reduction goal

Emily Simons, Matthew Joseph 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. Jessica E. Metcalf, Matthew Joseph 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 Joseph 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

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

Miruna A. Sasu, Matthew Joseph Ferrari, Daolin Dua, James Alan 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 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

Adaptive Management and the Value of Information

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

Think globally, act locally

Matthew Joseph Ferrari, B. T. Grenfell, P. M. Strebel, 2013, Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences

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