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Assistant Scientist
Shaun Truelove

Departmental Affiliations

Global Disease Epidemiology and Control

Contact Info

Research Interests

infectious disease dynamics and modeling; infectious disease epidemiology; vaccination; humanitarian and refugee health

Experiences & Accomplishments
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
University of Wisconsin
University of Wisconsin

Shaun Truelove, PhD, MPH, studies how to predict, respond to, and prevent outbreaks and epidemics through the use of infectious disease epidemiology, dynamics, and modeling.

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Recent and high impact publications:

  • Truelove S, Abrahim O, Altare C, Lauer SA, Grantz KH, Azman AS, Spiegel P. The potential impact of COVID-19 in refugee camps in Bangladesh and beyond: A modeling study. PLoS Med. 2020 Jun;17(6):e1003144. doi: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1003144. eCollection 2020 Jun. PubMed PMID: 32544156; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC7297408.

  • Truelove SA, Keegan LT, Moss WJ, Chaisson LH, Macher E, Azman AS, Lessler J. Clinical and Epidemiological Aspects of Diphtheria: A Systematic Review and Pooled Analysis. Clin Infect Dis. 2020 Jun 24;71(1):89-97. doi: 10.1093/cid/ciz808. PubMed PMID: 31425581; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC7312233.

  • Bi Q, Wu Y, Mei S, Ye C, Zou X, Zhang Z, Liu X, Wei L, Truelove SA, Zhang T, Gao W, Cheng C, Tang X, Wu X, Wu Y, Sun B, Huang S, Sun Y, Zhang J, Ma T, Lessler J, Feng T. Epidemiology and transmission of COVID-19 in 391 cases and 1286 of their close contacts in Shenzhen, China: a retrospective cohort study. Lancet Infect Dis. 2020 Aug;20(8):911-919. doi: 10.1016/S1473-3099(20)30287-5. Epub 2020 Apr 27. PubMed PMID: 32353347; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC7185944.

  • Lemaitre, J.C., Grantz, K.H., Kaminsky, J., Meredith, H.R., Truelove, S.A., Lauer, S.A., Keegan, L.T., Shah, S., Wills, J., Kaminsky, K. and Perez-Saez, J., 2020. A scenario modeling pipeline for COVID-19 emergency planning. medRxiv.

  • Truelove SA, Graham M, Moss WJ, Metcalf CJE, Ferrari MJ, Lessler J. Characterizing the impact of spatial clustering of susceptibility for measles elimination. Vaccine. 2019 Jan 29;37(5):732-741. doi: 10.1016/j.vaccine.2018.12.012. Epub 2018 Dec 19. PubMed PMID: 30579756; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6348711.