Army Contract to MathEcology for Infectious Disease Modeling

The United States Army Medical Research Acquisition Activity (USAMRAA), Fort Detrick, MD this week announced an intent to issue a sole source award to MathEcology, LLC. for mathematical modeling services to gain a better understanding of infectious disease transmission and vaccine intervention.

MathEcology develops applied mathematical models to help solve policy issues in epidemiology and ecology, with emphasis on the development of simulation models to predict the impact of infectious diseases, vaccinations and other interventions on structured populations.

The company has experience working with the unique characteristics of military populations, such as age distribution, internal population structure and hierarchy, health care and protection, and level of exposure to infectious diseases.

“Mathematical models of disease transmission and public health interventions are extremely useful in examining the impact of vaccines on morbidity and mortality, and are frequently used to inform intervention policy in attempts to control transmission,” states the MathEcology website. “Within military populations, these models can also be used to evaluate the impact on troop and mission readiness, particularly as they allow for the incorporation of highly detailed data on the characteristics unique to service members.”

MathEcology is a small woman-owned business, headquartered in Phoenix, AZ. The company received additional government contracts earlier in 2012 for modeling of polio transmission and vaccination, smallpox outbreak response, and dengue transmission and vaccination.

The notice of intent to sole source was announced under Solicitation Number: W81XWH12T0470.

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