Parastu Kasaie, PhD

Assistant Scientist, Department of Epidemiology

My overarching research goals are to develop and apply innovative analytical techniques to understand infectious disease dynamics and to provide evidence-based guidance to inform public health policy. My primary methodological expertise is in application of agent-based simulation (ABS) as a flexible and powerful tool to study complex epidemiological systems. I have applied this methodology to study epidemics of tuberculosis (TB), HIV, and other sexually transmitted infections (STIs), both in the United States (US) and globally (in sub-Saharan Africa and India). My research applications primarily focus on complex epidemiological questions involving human behavior and co-circulation of several infectious and/or non-communicable diseases, which are well-suited for the strengths of the ABS methodology.