Joseph H. Tien

Welcome! I am an associate professor in the Department of Mathematics at Ohio State University. My research primarily concerns infectious disease dynamics. Specific research interests include disease dynamics on networks, cholera dynamics, and understanding how factors at the level of the individual affect population level disease dynamics.

I am teaching a course on the mathematics of infectious disease dynamics in Spring 2016. If you are interested in learning about modeling infectious disease dynamics, for example for use in your own research or future employment, please check out the class!

Some courses I have taught previously are listed below:

Post-docs interested in working with me are encouraged to apply for the three year postdoctoral fellowships at the Mathematical Biosciences Institute (MBI) here at Ohio State.

Interested graduate students can apply to either the math department's Ph.D. program or the Master's program in mathematical biology. An overview of all graduate programs in the department can be found here.

I also work with students in the Epidemiology Division of the College of Public Health. I currently have an opening for an MPH or PhD student in public health, to work on a cholera risk assessment project. This project can potentially form the basis for either an MPH culminating project, or part of a PhD thesis. This project is part of a NSF grant on modeling cholera dynamics.

Undergraduates at OSU can study mathematical biology through the biology track within the mathematics major. For several years, OSU was home to the RUMBA program, which provided opportunities to pursue research in mathematical biology. MBI also holds an annual summer program on mathematical biology for undergraduates. This latter program is open to undergraduates outside of Ohio State as well.

Current and former students and postdocs I have worked with are listed here.