## Mathematical Tools for Understanding Infectious Disease Dynamics |

Mathematical modeling is critical to our understanding of how infectious diseases spread at the individual and population levels. This book gives readers the necessary skills to correctly formulate and analyze mathematical models in infectious disease epidemiology, and is the first treatment of the subject to integrate deterministic and stochastic models and methods. - Covers the latest research in mathematical modeling of infectious disease epidemiology
- Integrates deterministic and stochastic approaches
- Teaches skills in model construction, analysis, inference, and interpretation
- Features numerous exercises and their detailed elaborations
- Motivated by real-world applications throughout
"A much needed book. "The overtly pedagogical features of this text make it an outstanding choice for someone trying to learn the basic tools of the trade. The mathematician who makes a serious study of this text will be in an excellent position to work fruitfully with biologists or epidemiologists on either theoretical or data-driven problems of disease transmission."
"This landmark volume describes for readers how one should view the theoretical side of mathematical epidemiology as a whole. A particularly important need is for a book that integrates deterministic and stochastic epidemiological models, and this is the first one that does this. I know of no better overview of the subject. It belongs on the shelf of everyone working in mathematical epidemiology."
- Princeton Series in Theoretical and Computational Biology
Simon A. Levin, Series Editor
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