David M. Hartley, PhD, MPH

Associate Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

Infectious disease epidemiology; public health surveillance; mathematical and computer modeling

David M. Hartley, PhD, MPH, is associate professor of pediatrics at the James M. Anderson Center for Health Systems Excellence at Cincinnati Children's within the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. His work investigates the factors governing the emergence and transmission of infectious diseases by applying mathematical modeling, computer simulation, and data analytic approaches. Additionally, he is interested in applying information technology and mathematical methods to better understand and improve patient safety and communications in healthcare settings. He obtained his PhD degree in physics from the University of Maryland Baltimore County in 1996 and his MPH degree with an emphasis in epidemiology and biostatistics from the George Washington University in 2006. Dr. Hartley has served on numerous review, advisory, and expert panels, including a White House Blue Ribbon Panel charged with addressing the threat of bioterrorism directed against livestock (2003) and the DHS-NIH Research and Policy for Infectious Disease Dynamics (RAPIDD) working group (2008-2014). He has held faculty positions at the University of Maryland School of Medicine (2003-2007) and the Georgetown University School of Medicine (2007-2014).

PhD: University of Maryland Baltimore County, Baltimore, MD, 1996.

MPH: George Washington University, Washington, DC, 2006.

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Smith DL, Perkins TA, Reiner Jr RC, Barker CM, Niu T, Chaves LF, Ellis AM, George DB, Le Menach A, Pulliam J, Bisanzio D, Buckee C, Chiyaka C, Cummings DAT, Garcia AJ, Gatton ML, Gething PW, Hartley DM, Johnston G, Klein EY, Michael E, Lindsay SW, Lloyd AL, Pigott DM, Reisen WK, Ruktanonchai N, Singh B, Stoller J, Tatem AJ, Kitron U, Hay SI, Scott TW. Recasting the Theory of Mosquito-Borne Pathogen Transmission Dynamics and Control. Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg. 2014 Apr;108(4):185-87.

Hartley DM. Using social media and other Internet data for public health surveillance: The importance of talking. Milbank Q. 2014 Mar;92(1):34-9.

Barboza P, Vaillant L, Le Strat Y, Hartley DM, Nelson NP, Mawudeku A, Madoff LC, Linge JP, Collier N, Brownstein JS, Astagneau P. Factors influencing performance of Internet-based biosurveillance systems used in epidemic intelligence for early detection of infectious diseases outbreaks. PLoS One. 2014 Mar 5;9(3):e90536.

Hartley DM, Nelson NP, Arthur RR, Barboza P, Collier N, Lightfoot N, Linge JP, van der Goot E, Mawudeku A, Madoff LC, Vaillant L, Walters R, Yangarber R, Mantero J, Corley CD, Brownstein JS. An overview of Internet biosurveillance. Clin Microbiol Infect. 2013 Nov;19(11):1006-13.

Barker CM, Niu T, Reisen WK, Hartley DM. Data-driven modeling to assess receptivity for Rift Valley fever virus. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2013 Nov 14;7(11): e2515.

Nelson NP, Brownstein J, Hartley DM. Event-based biosurveillance of respiratory disease in Mexico, 2007-2009: Connection to influenza A(H1N1)v? Euro Surveill. 2010 Jul 29;15(30).

Nelson NP, Yang L, Reilly AR, Hardin JE, Hartley DM. Event-based Internet Biosurveillance: Relation to Epidemiological Observation. Emerg Themes Epidemiol. 2012 Jun 18;9(1):4.

Hartley DM, Barker CM, Le Menach A, Niu T, Gaff HD, Reisen WK. The effects of temperature on the emergence and seasonality of West Nile virus in California. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2012 May;86(5):884-94.

Hartley DM, Morris JG Jr, Smith DL. Epidemiological Implications of Hyperinfectivity: A critical element in the ability of V. Cholerae to cause epidemics? PloS Med. 2006 Jan;3(1):e7.

Niu T, Gaff HD, Papelis YE, Hartley DM. An epidemiological model of Rift Valley fever with spatial dynamics. Comput Math Methods Med. 2012;2012:138757.