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MERG

Mathematical Epidemiology Research Group

The Mathematical Epidemiology Group (MERG) is an undergraduate research  team that meets during the academic year to work on challenging problems in public health and epidemiology affecting the society and our local community using techniques from the mathematical sciences. Students in this group come from many majors including mathematics, applied mathematics, data science, statistics, biology, and biochemistry.

Some past MERG projects

Cabrera, S, Camarena, A, Hedge, N, Ochoa Zavalza, S, Tolson III, D, Williams, ME, Ortega, O.

“Using Linear Regression to Examine Bias in Home Valuation” Sonoma State McNair Scholars Research Journal. Rohnert Park, CA: Sonoma State University. 2023

Cabrera, S, Camarena, A, Hedge, N, Ochoa Zavalza, S, Tolson III, D, Williams, ME, Ortega, O.

“Homelessness in Sonoma County” Technical Report – Work conducted with student research group Fall 2022

Cabrera, S, Hedge, Knoll, G, Ochoa Zavalza, S, Sailor, J, Tolson III, D, Williams, ME, Ortega, O.

“Sonoma State University Covid-19 Model” Sonoma State McNair Scholars Research Journal. Rohnert

Park, CA: Sonoma State University. 2022

Ramirez, F and Ortega, O.

“Using Mathematical Modeling to Predict the Spread of Measles.” Sonoma State McNair Scholars Research Journal. Rohnert Park, CA: Sonoma State University. 2019

Lloyd, B, Ortega, O. “Human Papillomavirus Infection: A Stochastic Approach” Technical Report – 2011.

Ortega, O., Ortiz, J., Johnson, E., “A Stochastic Model of Rotavirus Infection: Paving the Way to

Mitigating Epidemics” Technical Report – 2010.

Meet The Team

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