York University

Mathematics for Public Health (MfPH)

This lab will develop new, tailored modelling frameworks and standardized procedures to inform public health and vaccine production decisions and to strengthen our capacity for rapid response to emerging public health issues and vaccine industrial production needs.


Our lab creates an interdisciplinary interface in four targeted areas:

  • acute respiratory infections

  • vector-borne diseases

  • food-borne pathogens and

  • antimicrobial drug resistance.


We provide training for students, post-docs, and health professionals in statistical analysis, optimization, coding, and algorithms that are relevant to predicting and preventing disease spread and providing advice to public health agencies and industry collaborators.

Learn about our work on the COVID-19 Rapid Response Task Force

Attend or review the COVID-19 Math Modelling Seminars

Lab Leader

Jianhong Wu

Canada Research Chair

NSERC Industrial Research Chair


Faculty of Science Department of Mathematics and Statistics

York University

Industry Partner

Sanofi Pasteur logo

Lab Team

Dongmei Chen

Queen's University

David Fisman

University of Toronto

Amy Greer

University of Guelph

Andrew Morris


Dion Neame


Francesca Scarabel
University of Toronto​

Postdocs and Graduate Trainees

Mahnaz Alavinejad

PhD Candidate, York University

Roberto Bragazzi
Postdoctoral Fellow, York University

Christopher Chow
PhD Candidate, York University

Zachary McCarthy
PhD Candidate, York University

Francesca Scarabel

Postdoctoral Fellow, York University


Biao Tang
Postdoctoral Fellow, York University

Marco Tosato
PhD Candidate, York University

Contact us
Privacy policy

Fields CQAM is a pilot project of the Fields Institute and 

funded by the Province of Ontario. 
The views expressed on this website are those of Fields CQAM only and do not necessarily reflect those of the Province.

© 2020 All rights reserved.

  • Twitter Clean