Andrew Azman

Research and Professional Interests

Andrew is a postdoctoral fellow in infectious disease epidemiology at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. His primary interests include understanding the role of the environment in disease transmission and the role of vaccination in response to enteric pathogens. Andrew’s current research focuses on exploring the spatio-temporal dynamics of cholera transmission in areas with seasonal transmission (e.g., Bangladesh) and those with outbreaks re-occurring on much longer time scales (e.g., Guinea Bissau). He also works on a number of projects related to optimal use of oral cholera vaccine (OCV) and new methods to study the overall impact (direct and indirect effects) of OCV in reactive vaccination campaigns.

Selected Publications:

  • Azman AS, Luquero FJ, Rodrigues A, et al. Urban Cholera Transmission Hotspots and Their Implications for Reactive Vaccination: Evidence from Bissau City, Guinea Bissau. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2012;6(11):e190.   http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pntd.0001901
  • Azman AS, Rudolph KE, Cummings DAT, Lessler J. The incubation period of cholera: a systematic review. J Infect. 2013;66(5):432-438. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jinf.2012.11.013
  • Rashed SM, Azman AS, Alam M, Li S, Sack DA, Morris JG Jr., et al. Genetic variation of Vibrio cholerae during outbreaks, Bangladesh, 2010-2011. Emerg Infect Dis. 2014 Jan [11-Dec-2013]. http://dx.doi.org/10.3201/eid2001.130796
  • George CM, Mahamud-ur R, Sack DA, Sack RB, Monira S, Bhuyian SI, Rahman KMS, Azman AS, et al. Evaluation of Enrichment Method for Detection of Vibrio cholerae O1 using a Rapid Dipstick Test in Bangladesh. Tropical Medicine & International Health, 2014;19: 301-307. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/tmi.12252
  • Moore S, Shannon K, Zelaya C, Azman, AS, Lessler J. Epidemic Risk from Cholera Introductions into Mexico. PLoS Currents Outbreaks. 2014 Feb 21. Edition 1. http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/currents.outbreaks.c04478c7fbd9854ef6ba923cc81eb799
  • Azman AS, and Lessler J. Reactive Vaccination in the Presence of Transmission Hotspots. Proceedings of the Royal Society B. 2014 (in press)

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