Matthew Ferrari is an associate professor of biology who researches measles dynamics in developing countries, vector behavior and spatial transmission, and scaling within host-immune dynamics to populations. Ferrari’s lab researches both the application of quantitative modeling and analysis to inform public health policy and the basic ecology of parasites and infectious diseases at Penn State’s Center for Infectious Disease Dynamics. He can comment broadly in disease outbreaks and specializes in measles.
from UPI May 27, 2020
"The shorter window means we probably have to do more asymptomatic testing relative to what would be the case if their duration of shedding was just as long as symptomatic individuals -- that is, they're a bit harder to catch." - Matthew Ferrari
from Wall Street Journal May 15, 2020
“We focus on R0 at the beginning to tell us how bad this could possibly be.” - Matthew Ferrari
from Scientific American November 14, 2019
From the standpoint of the measles virus, it doesn’t care why they aren’t vaccinated,” says Matthew Ferrari, a statistical disease modeler at the Pennsylvania State University in University Park.
from The Scientist August 21, 2019
“It’s a fundamental challenge trying to pick what might happen in the future,” says Penn State’s Matthew Ferrari, who studies measles outbreaks in low- and middle-income countries and did not participate in the current work.
from Scientific American October 31, 2019
"In the developing world, however, this measles-related immune amnesia probably leads to a lot of avoidable deaths, says Matthew Ferrari, an associate professor of biology at Pennsylvania State University, who was not involved in the research. "