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September 2, 2015
Due to conflicting schedules, we have split the meetings into 4. Our main meeting will be held at 12:30pm on Friday in B11. For more information on the meetings, visit: Meetings Fall 2015.

May 1, 2015
Congratulations 2014–15 CompEpi PhD graduates Geoff Fairchild (Los Alamos National Laboratories), Jason Fries (Stanford University), Valerie Galluzzi (Rose Hulman Institute of Technology), Mauricio Monsalve (The University of Iowa), Alessio Signorini (Evidation Health) and Lucio Tolentino (

April 13, 2015
Our paper entitled Hand Hygiene Duration and Technique Recognition using Wrist-Worn Sensors was presented at the 14th International Conference on Information Processing in Sensor Networks.

October 20, 2014
Two papers about electronic measurement of hand washing have been published in the October’s issue of ICHE journal: one about the influence of coworkers on hand washing rates, and the other on detection of hand washing movement and its duration.

September 15, 2014
Our paper Mining the Demographics of Craigslist Casual Sex Ads to Inform Public Health Policy, Casual Sex-seeking Individuals has been presented at the 2014 IEEE International Conference on Healthcare Informatics.

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What is Computational Epidemiology?

Our research involves the use of computational tools to model, simulate, visualize and, in general, understand the spread of disease. Our goal is to inform public and hospital policy decisions with respect to disease surveillance, disease prevention measures, and outbreak containment.


Read about our current research.


See images, video, and interactive demos of our latest work.

About Us

Read about the people behind CompEpi.

Group Meetings

What’s on our group’s weekly schedule.

Support for this research was provided by a University of Iowa College of Medicine Translational Research Pilot Grant , by a National Institutes of Health Career Award (P.M. Polgreen), by the National Institutes of Health grant NIAID-R21-AI081164, and by a contract from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.