Seth Blumberg, MD, PhD

SchoolUCSF Chancellor/EVC/FAS
DepartmentProctor Foundation
Address513 Parnassus Avenue
San Francisco CA 94117
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    I employ mathematical and computational modeling techniques to investigate infectious diseases that are either at risk of emerging or on the brink of elimination. My current focus includes measles, trachoma, tuberculosis, MERS CoV and monkeypox.

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    1. Enanoria WT, Liu F, Zipprich J, Harriman K, Ackley S, Blumberg S, Worden L, Porco TC. The Effect of Contact Investigations and Public Health Interventions in the Control and Prevention of Measles Transmission: A Simulation Study. PLoS One. 2016; 11(12):e0167160. PMID: 27941976.
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    2. Blumberg S, Enanoria WT, Porco TC. Vaccination Compliance and the US Measles Epidemic. JAMA Pediatr. 2015 Sep; 169(9):877. PMID: 26348859.
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    3. Blumberg S, Worden L, Enanoria W, Ackley S, Deiner M, Liu F, Gao D, Lietman T, Porco T. Assessing Measles Transmission in the United States Following a Large Outbreak in California. PLoS Curr. 2015; 7. PMID: 26052471; PMCID: PMC4455058.
    4. Liu F, Enanoria WT, Zipprich J, Blumberg S, Harriman K, Ackley SF, Wheaton WD, Allpress JL, Porco TC. The role of vaccination coverage, individual behaviors, and the public health response in the control of measles epidemics: an agent-based simulation for California. BMC Public Health. 2015; 15:447. PMID: 25928152; PMCID: PMC4438575.
    5. Lietman TM, Gebre T, Abdou A, Alemayehu W, Emerson P, Blumberg S, Keenan JD, Porco TC. The distribution of the prevalence of ocular chlamydial infection in communities where trachoma is disappearing. Epidemics. 2015 Jun; 11:85-91. PMID: 25979286.
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    6. Blumberg S, Funk S, Pulliam JR. Detecting differential transmissibilities that affect the size of self-limited outbreaks. PLoS Pathog. 2014 Oct; 10(10):e1004452. PMID: 25356657; PMCID: PMC4214794.
    7. Chowell G, Blumberg S, Simonsen L, Miller MA, Viboud C. Synthesizing data and models for the spread of MERS-CoV, 2013: key role of index cases and hospital transmission. Epidemics. 2014 Dec; 9:40-51. PMID: 25480133; PMCID: PMC4258236 [Available on 12/01/15].
    8. Blumberg S, Enanoria WT, Lloyd-Smith JO, Lietman TM, Porco TC. Identifying postelimination trends for the introduction and transmissibility of measles in the United States. Am J Epidemiol. 2014 Jun 1; 179(11):1375-82. PMID: 24786800; PMCID: PMC4036219.
    9. O'Brien KS, Blumberg S, Enanoria WT, Ackley S, Sippl-Swezey N, Lietman TM. Antibiotic use as a tragedy of the commons: a cross-sectional survey. Comput Math Methods Med. 2014; 2014:837929. PMID: 24587818; PMCID: PMC3920666.
    10. Thomassen HA, Fuller T, Asefi-Najafabady S, Shiplacoff JA, Mulembakani PM, Blumberg S, Johnston SC, Kisalu NK, Kinkela TL, Fair JN, Wolfe ND, Shongo RL, LeBreton M, Meyer H, Wright LL, Muyembe JJ, Buermann W, Okitolonda E, Hensley LE, Lloyd-Smith JO, Smith TB, Rimoin AW. Pathogen-host associations and predicted range shifts of human monkeypox in response to climate change in central Africa. PLoS One. 2013; 8(7):e66071. PMID: 23935820; PMCID: PMC3729955.
    11. Blumberg S, Lloyd-Smith JO. Comparing methods for estimating R0 from the size distribution of subcritical transmission chains. Epidemics. 2013 Sep; 5(3):131-45. PMID: 24021520; PMCID: PMC3821076.
    12. Blumberg S, Lloyd-Smith JO. Inference of R(0) and transmission heterogeneity from the size distribution of stuttering chains. PLoS Comput Biol. 2013; 9(5):e1002993. PMID: 23658504; PMCID: PMC3642075.
    13. Fuller T, Thomassen HA, Mulembakani PM, Johnston SC, Lloyd-Smith JO, Kisalu NK, Lutete TK, Blumberg S, Fair JN, Wolfe ND, Shongo RL, Formenty P, Meyer H, Wright LL, Muyembe JJ, Buermann W, Saatchi SS, Okitolonda E, Hensley L, Smith TB, Rimoin AW. Using remote sensing to map the risk of human monkeypox virus in the Congo Basin. Ecohealth. 2011 Mar; 8(1):14-25. PMID: 21069425; PMCID: PMC3237841.
    14. Rimoin AW, Mulembakani PM, Johnston SC, Lloyd Smith JO, Kisalu NK, Kinkela TL, Blumberg S, Thomassen HA, Pike BL, Fair JN, Wolfe ND, Shongo RL, Graham BS, Formenty P, Okitolonda E, Hensley LE, Meyer H, Wright LL, Muyembe JJ. Major increase in human monkeypox incidence 30 years after smallpox vaccination campaigns cease in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2010 Sep 14; 107(37):16262-7. PMID: 20805472; PMCID: PMC2941342.
    15. Han L, Garcia HG, Blumberg S, Towles KB, Beausang JF, Nelson PC, Phillips R. Concentration and length dependence of DNA looping in transcriptional regulation. PLoS One. 2009; 4(5):e5621. PMID: 19479049; PMCID: PMC2682762.
    16. Goyal S, Lillian T, Blumberg S, Meiners JC, Meyhöfer E, Perkins NC. Intrinsic curvature of DNA influences LacR-mediated looping. Biophys J. 2007 Dec 15; 93(12):4342-59. PMID: 17766355; PMCID: PMC2098735.
    17. Blumberg S, Pennington MW, Meiners JC. Do femtonewton forces affect genetic function? A review. J Biol Phys. 2006 Oct; 32(2):73-95. PMID: 19669453; PMCID: PMC2647000.
    18. Newby Lambert M, Vöcker E, Blumberg S, Redemann S, Gajraj A, Meiners JC, Walter NG. Mg2+-induced compaction of single RNA molecules monitored by tethered particle microscopy. Biophys J. 2006 May 15; 90(10):3672-85. PMID: 16500956; PMCID: PMC1440748.
    19. Blumberg S, Gajraj A, Pennington MW, Meiners JC. Three-dimensional characterization of tethered microspheres by total internal reflection fluorescence microscopy. Biophys J. 2005 Aug; 89(2):1272-81. PMID: 15923224; PMCID: PMC1366611.
    20. Blumberg S, Tkachenko AV, Meiners JC. Disruption of protein-mediated DNA looping by tension in the substrate DNA. Biophys J. 2005 Mar; 88(3):1692-701. PMID: 15653717; PMCID: PMC1305226.
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