Courses Taught by Andrew Brouwer

EPID634: Foundations in infectious disease transmission modeling

  • Graduate level
  • Residential
  • Winter term(s) for residential students;
  • 3 credit hour(s) for residential students;
  • Instructor(s): Brouwer, Andrew (Residential);
  • Offered Every Winter
  • Last offered Winter 2022
  • Prerequisites: EPID 600, BIOSTATS 503, 553, or another course that provides a similar background in probability and statistics
  • Description: Infectious disease transmission modeling provides a theoretical framework for the field of infectious disease epidemiology; i.e., it provides a basis for thinking about study design, data analysis, and decision making. This course will serve as an introduction to infectious disease transmission modeling, teaching more quantitative concepts of disease transmission.

EPID636: Cancer Risk and Epidemiology Modeling

  • Graduate level
  • Residential
  • Winter term(s) for residential students;
  • 3 credit hour(s) for residential students;
  • Instructor(s): Brouwer, Andrew Meza Rodriguez, Rafael (Residential);
  • Last offered Fall 2021
  • Prerequisites: BIOSTAT 560 or permission from the instructor
  • Description: This course will introduce 1) the concepts of multistage carcinogenesis and the analysis of cancer epidemiology using mathematical models of carcinogenesis; 2) the analysis of cancer prevention strategies using Markov cancer natural history models. Students will learn how to develop and fit multistage and cancer natural history models in R.

EPID703: Applied Infectious Disease Modeling

  • Graduate level
  • Residential
  • Summer term(s) for residential students;
  • 1 credit hour(s) for residential students;
  • Instructor(s): Brouwer, Andrew (Residential);
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Advisory Prerequisites: Experience with modeling or good quantitative background, including statistics and differential equations; familiarity with R software.
  • Description: Infectious disease modeling is increasingly being used to inform policy, practice, and research. This course will provide an introduction to the epidemiological and mathematical concepts underlying infectious disease modeling as well as the application of these concepts through hands-on model implementation.