Zhewen Li (Eric) will receive his BS in Computer Science in 2020 from the Pennsylvania State University. Eric joined the Boni Lab in Spring 2019. He will focus on making computational advances in an individual-based epidemiological microsimulation to generate long-term forecasts for drug-resistance evolution in malaria.
Alexis Delabouglise was a postdoc in our lab from February 2017 to August 2019. Alexis worked on both theory and data in the economic epidemiology of avian influenza outbreaks. His game theory work showed that vaccination and depopulation behavior can fix in animal disease systems as a means of infection control; depopulation is not allowed in human disease systems and vaccination behavior cannot fix through private market incentives alone. Alexis also analyzed flock-level data (N=1087 flocks) from >50 farms in Vietnam, and was able to show that farmers do indeed depopulate their farms early when outbreaks are occurring. Alexis is currently a researcher and health economist at CIRAD in Montpellier.