Michael Hayashi

Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Department of Epidemiology
University of Michigan


I study the interaction between human behavior and infectious disease transmission using mathematical and computational models. My current projects focus on water sanitation and hygiene (WASH) intervention compliance for waterborne and fomite-mediated diseases.

Under Marisa Eisenberg, my dissertation applied game theory and decision theory to disease transmission and control including prophylaxis use during STI outbreaks, burial practices during the 2014 Ebola outbreak, and compliance with household water treatment interventions. I've also worked on HIV transmission and numerical methods for identifiability analysis.


Contact information

Department of Epidemiology
SPH II Rm 5326
1415 Washington Heights

Email: mhayash@umich.edu


epimath: My adviser's research group.
Anaconda: I do most of my work in Python using this distro.
VSCode: Sometimes people ask which text editor I like. Surprisingly, it's this one!


Twitter: Mostly video games, partially science
In addition to doing science, I'm a pretty decent baker!
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