Special Issue on Systematic Modeling for One Health Approach to Control of Infectious Diseases

Published 09 October, 2023


Infectious diseases remain a major threat to global public health. Effective modeling and surveillance are crucial to predict, prevent, and respond to outbreaks. This special issue explores innovative modeling techniques for investigating infectious disease dynamics and transmission patterns under the One Health framework. Contributions to the issue will include the latest statistical, computational, and mathematical models to better understand the intricate interplay between human, animal, and environmental health through a systematic modeling approach, these studies will inform evidence-based policies and interventions, ultimately mitigating infectious disease burdens and promoting planetary health.

Topics covered:

  • Mathematical models of infectious disease transmission
  • Computational epidemiology methods
  • Machine learning for forecasting epidemics.
  • Statistical techniques for surveillance
  • Modeling zoonotic and vector-borne diseases
  • Quantifying environmental impacts on disease
  • Climate change effects on infectious diseases
  • Modeling mitigation policies and preparedness planning
  • Health systems modeling for outbreak response.
  • One Health frameworks and analyses
  • Systems approaches to infectious disease modeling.

This special issue welcomes modeling studies that span the entire spectrum, from the molecular to the population level. Contributions integrating human, animal, and environmental factors are encouraged. Studies may range from applied mathematical models to data-driven computational analyses aimed at informing infectious disease prevention and control.

Important Deadlines:

  • Submission deadline: 30 June, 2024
  • Publication date: 20 September, 2024

Submission Instructions: Please read the [Guide for Authors] before submitting. All articles should be submitted online, please select article type VSI: Modeling for One Health.

Guest Editors: 

Xiao-Nong Zhou, National Institute of Parasitic Diseases, Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention, zhouxn@nipd.chinacdc.cn 

Ivo Muller, University of Melbourne. imueller@unimelb.edu.au

Jiming Liu,  Hong Kong Baptist University. jiming@Comp.HKBU.Edu.HK

Jinxin Zheng, School of Global Health, Chinese Center for Tropical Diseases Research, Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine. jamesjin63@163.com

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