Bryan Lewis is a research associate professor in the Network Systems Science and Advanced Computing division. His research has focused on understanding the transmission dynamics of infectious diseases within specific populations through both analysis and simulation. Lewis is a computational epidemiologist with more than 15 years of experience in crafting, analyzing, and interpreting the results of models in the context of real public health problems.
As a computational epidemiologist, Lewis acts as a liaison between the computer scientists and mathematicians designing and building simulation software and decision makers who want answers to pressing public policy questions. For more than a decade, Lewis has been heavily involved in a series of projects forecasting the spread of infectious disease as well as evaluating the response to them in support of the federal government. These projects have tackled diseases from ebola to pandemic influenza and melioidosis to cholera.
Public health and epidemiology, epidemiologic modeling, social network construction, and graph measures and dynamic networks
- Using data-driven agent-based models for forecasting emerging infectious diseases
Epidemics - Special Issue on Ebola Challenge, (2017) Venkatramanan S, Lewis B, Chen J, Higdon D, Kumar VSA, Marathe M
- Ethical research standards in a world of big data
F1000Research, 3(38). (2014) Rivers C, Lewis B
- Hospitals as Complex Social Systems: Agent Based Simulations of Hospital-Acquired Infections
Complex Systems: Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering, Springer International Publishing; 165-178. (2013) Jimenez J, Lewis B, Eubank S
- A Simulation Environment for the Dynamic Evaluation of Disaster Preparedness Policies and Interventions
Journal of Public Health Management and Practice, 19(Suppl 5):S42-8. (2013) Lewis B, Swarup S, Bisset K, Eubank S, Marathe M, Barrett C
Virginia Tech, Genetics, Bioinformatics, and Computational Biology, PhD, 2011
University of California - Berkeley, Infectious Diseases, MPH, 2001
Carnegie Mellon University, Computational Biology, BS, 1997
California Department of Health Services, Tuberculosis Control Branch, Surveillance and Epidemiology Section, 2001-2003