Vicki Brown


vlbrown 'at' umich 'dot' edu


(734) 615-4646


323 West Hall


Current Status:

Postdoctoral Research Fellow


Research Interests:

My research interests centre on modelling infectious diseases, using a variety of mathematical modelling techniques. I'm interested in both human
and wildlife pathogens, having studied both human papillomaviruses and avian influenza in wild bird populations. Understanding the capability
of a particular pathogen to spread through a population can inform control techniques and allow us to better manage these diseases.



Research Topicss
  • Mathematical Modelling
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Theoretical Ecology
  • Brown, V.L., Drake, J.M., Stallknecht, D.E., Brown, J.D., Pedersen, K. and Rohani, P. (2013) "Dissecting a wildlife disease hotspot: the impact of multiple host species, environmental transmission and seasonality in migration, breeding and mortality". J R Soc Interface, 10. DOI: 10.1098/rsif.2012.0804
  • Brown, V.L. and Rohani, P. (2012) "The consequences of climate change at an avian influenza `hotspot'". Biology Letters, 8, 1036-1039. DOI:10.1098/rsbl.2012.0635
  • Allen, L.J.S., Brown, V.L., Jonsson, C.B., Klein, S.L., Laverty, S.M., Magwedere, K., Owen, J.C. and van den Driessche, P. (2012) "Mathematical Modeling of Viral Zoonoses in Wildlife". Natural Resource Modeling 25(1), 5-51. DOI:10.1111/j.1939-7445.2011.00104.x
  • Brown, V.L. and White, K.A.J (2011) "The role of optimal control in assessing the most cost-effective implementation of a vaccination programme: HPV as a case study.". Mathematical Biosciences. 231(2), 126-134. DOI: 10.1016/j.mbs.2011.02.009. Faculty of 1000 Biology, 26 September 2011, pdf
  • Brown, V.L. and White, K.A.J (2010) "The HPV vaccination strategy: could male vaccination have a signi´Čücant impact?". Computational and Mathematical Methods in Medicine. 11(3), 223-237. DOI: 10.1080/17486700903486613 pdf

Latest update: August 31st, 2012