# Mathematical Biology Seminar

### David Smith

Department of Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins University

#### Spatial Dynamics of Malaria

#### Wednesday, April 16, 2014, at 3:05pm

LCB 219

Theory for eradication has been dominated by classical (i.e.
non-spatial) approaches to understanding malaria transmission dynamics
and control, and for setting thresholds for malaria elimination. Malaria
eradication in the modern era will probably not be organized as a massive
global campaign, but as a set of country-defined and country-led
activities. Eliminating malaria and remaining malaria free require
managing imported malaria. A new spatially rich theory is needed to help
set priorities and coordinate efforts regionally: what is the optimal way
to "stage" eradication through spatially progressive elimination. Here, I
present mathematical theory and data describing the spatial dynamics and
control of malaria.