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 Health Disease Outbreaks Foot And Mouth Disease Population Antibodies Students Farms Epidemiology Sars Virus Uncertainty Infection Pandemics Immunization Death Epidemics Liberia Decision Making Incidence Simulation Recommendations Cattle Learning Coverage
Most Recent Publications
A longitudinal study of the impact of university student return to campus on the SARS-CoV-2 seroprevalence among the community members
Callum R.K. Arnold, Sreenidhi Srinivasan, Sophie Rodriguez, Natalie Rydzak, Catherine M. Herzog, Abhinay Gontu, Nita Bharti, Meg Small, Connie J. Rogers, Margeaux M. Schade, Suresh V. Kuchipudi, Vivek Kapur, Andrew F. Read, Matthew J. Ferrari, 2022, Scientific Reports
Differential health impact of intervention programs for time-varying disease risk: a measles vaccination modeling study
Allison Portnoy, Yuli Lily Hsieh, Kaja Abbas, Petra Klepac, Heather Santos, Logan Brenzel, Mark Jit, Matthew Ferrari, 2022, BMC Medicine
Large university with high COVID-19 incidence is not associated with excess cases in non-student population
Nita Bharti, Brian Lambert, Cara Exten, Christina Faust, Matthew Ferrari, Anthony Robinson, 2022, Scientific Reports
Anna A. Minta, Matt Ferrari, Sebastien Antoni, Allison Portnoy, Alyssa Sbarra, Brian Lambert, Sarah Hauryski, Cynthia Hatcher, Yoann Nedelec, Deblina Datta, Lee Lee Ho, Claudia Steulet, Marta Gacic-Dobo, Paul A. Rota, Mick N. Mulders, Anindya S. Bose, William A. Perea, Patrick O'Connor, 2022, Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report on p. 1489-1495
Exploring the subnational inequality and heterogeneity of the impact of routine measles immunisation in Africa
Susy Echeverria-Londono, Anna Maria Hartner, Xiang Li, Jeremy Roth, Allison Portnoy, Alyssa N. Sbarra, Kaja Abbas, Matthew Ferrari, Han Fu, Mark Jit, Neil M. Ferguson, Katy A.M. Gaythorpe, 2022, Vaccine on p. 6806-6817
William J.M. Probert, Sam Nicol, Matthew J. Ferrari, Shou Li Li, Katriona Shea, Michael J. Tildesley, Michael C. Runge, 2022, Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences
Feasibility of measles and rubella vaccination programmes for disease elimination: a modelling study
Amy K. Winter, Brian Lambert, Daniel Klein, Petra Klepac, Timos Papadopoulos, Shaun Truelove, Colleen Burgess, Heather Santos, Jennifer K. Knapp, Susan E. Reef, Lidia K. Kayembe, Stephanie Shendale, Katrina Kretsinger, Justin Lessler, Emilia Vynnycky, Kevin McCarthy, Matthew Ferrari, Mark Jit, 2022, The Lancet Global Health on p. e1412-e1422
Anticipating infectious disease re-emergence and elimination: a test of early warning signals using empirically based models
Andrew T. Tredennick, Eamon B. O'Dea, Matthew J. Ferrari, Andrew W. Park, Pejman Rohani, John M. Drake, 2022, Journal of the Royal Society Interface
Cattle transport network predicts endemic and epidemic foot-and-mouth disease risk on farms in Turkey
José L. Herrera-Diestra, Michael Tildesley, Katriona Shea, Matthew J. Ferrari, 2022, PLoS Computational Biology
COVID-19 Mitigation Among College Students: Social Influences, Behavioral Spillover, and Antibody Results
Rachel A. Smith, Meg L. Small, Nita Bharti, Samuel J. DeMatte, Robert P. Lennon, Matthew J. Ferrari, 2022, Health Communication
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
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
Serology for SARS-CoV-2: Apprehensions, opportunities, and the path forward
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
C. J.E. Metcalf, M. Ferrari, A. L. Graham, B. T. Grenfell, 2015, Trends in Immunology on p. 753-755
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
Katriona Shea, Michael J. Tildesley, Michael C. Runge, Christopher J. Fonnesbeck, Matthew J. Ferrari, 2014, PLoS Biology on p. e1001970
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
Estimating the health impact of vaccination against ten pathogens in 98 low-income and middle-income countries from 2000 to 2030: a modelling study
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
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
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 30, 2022
Why Scientists Are Concerned About The Re-Emergence Of One Of The World’s Deadliest Diseases
I mean, I would assume that anyone would be concerned about a deadly disease finding its way back to the surface, but measles in particular is really causing concern. One of the biggest reasons for this is that the world is seeing a sharp decline in child vaccination rates, and the timing couldn’t be worse.
Dec 01, 2022
Nearly 40 million children are dangerously susceptible as measles threat grows
Measles vaccination coverage has steadily declined since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a report published on Nov. 23 by the World Health Organization (WHO), the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and several university researchers, including Matthew Ferrari, director of the Center for Infectious Disease Dynamics at Penn State.
Nov 11, 2022
Penn State community grieves loss of biomathematician Howard Weiss
Howard Weiss, professor of biology and mathematics at Penn State, passed away peacefully in his sleep on Nov. 5 at the age of 64.
May 27, 2022
Take Note: Penn State infectious disease expert Matthew Ferrari on the COVID-19 pandemic in 2022
COVID-19 cases are climbing again in Pennsylvania and nationally. And so are hospitalizations. Matthew Ferrari, director of Penn State’s Center for Infectious Disease Dynamics, is also part of the research project Data4Action, which has been measuring the impact of the pandemic on the local community for the last two years. WPSU's Anne Danahy spoke with Ferrari about the current upswing in COVID cases, how to understand the data and steps that can be taken in response.
Mar 15, 2022
Rise in COVID cases abroad, presence of omicron subvariant may foreshadow increase in US: Experts
Wastewater data in the U.S. indicates the beginnings of a potential resurgence.
Mar 15, 2022
Rise in COVID-19 infections overseas may foreshadow increase in US, experts say
When the coronavirus receded across much of the globe last month and the omicron surge declined, many Americans were hopeful that was perhaps the signal that the United States was entering a new phase of the pandemic.
Feb 21, 2022
What’s the true covid death toll in Pa.? New analysis sheds light
For many reasons, it’s hard to know the full impact of the covid-19 pandemic. Some deaths may have gone uncounted for reasons such as the person died at home and was never tested. A person may have died from an existing disease exacerbated by covid-19. Or a person may have died from a more indirect result of the pandemic, such as disruption in drug treatment that led to overdose.
Jan 24, 2022
How Centre County school districts are adapting as omicron challenges in-person learning
Unlike last school year, Centre County school districts have avoided a shift to remote learning, and despite the rise of COVID-19 cases, they plan to keep it that way.
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.