Department of Population Health and Disease Prevention
Program in Public Health
Susan and Henry Samueli College of Health Sciences
University of California, Irvine
Email: dwodarz[at]uci[dot]edu
Phone: 949-924-2531

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We work on mathematical and computational models of biological processes, with the following focus:

  • Dynamics of cancer and its treatment
  • Dynamics of virus infections and the immune system
  • General evolutionary dynamics and population dynamics

The common theme among these diverse topics is population dynamics as well as ecological and evolutionary theory. A lot of the work is biomedical in nature: we model the dynamics of cells, pathogens, and molecules. This has many practical applications such as the analysis and development of treatments against infectious diseases and cancer. We collaborate with several experimental laboratories in order to couple computational work with data. For more specific information, take a look at my books and papers.

Recent mathematical modeling work related to COVID19:

Komarova NL, Schang LM and Wodarz D (2020) Patterns of the COVID19 pandemic spread around the world: exponential vs power laws. The Journal of the Royal Society Interface, to appear. (also see:

Komarova NL and Wodarz D (2020) Modeling the dynamics of COVID19 spread during and after social distancing: interpreting prolonged infection plateaus.