Marc Choisy, PhD
Marc’s position is a joint position between OUCRU and IRD (French National Research Institute for Sustainable Development), MIVEGEC research unit)
Marc Choisy is a biomathematician interested in the modeling of the transmission dynamics of infectious diseases. His approach is to develop mathematical models and to fit them to real data, most of the time from population-level surveillance systems. This allows to test hypotheses on mechanisms at work and to perform quantitative predictions. He is particularly interested in questions on seasonality, spatial dynamics, climatic and environmental drivers, and optimal control of infectious diseases. He works mostly on dengue fever and influenza. Marc is currently in the process of developing new research on antimicrobial resistance (AMR), where the goal is the quantify and understand the dynamics of emergence and spread of AMR within and between different interconnected compartments (hospitals, community, farms, environment).
5 key recent research articles:
Delabouglise A, Choisy M, Phan TD, Antoine-Moussiaux N, Peyre M, Vu TD, Pfeiffer DU, Fournié G. Economic factors influencing zoonotic disease dynamics: demand for poultry meat and seasonal transmission of avian influenza in Vietnam. Sci Rep. 2017 Jul 19;7(1):5905. doi: 10.1038/s41598-017-06244-6.
Boithias L, Choisy M, Souliyaseng N, Jourdren M, Quet F, Buisson Y, Thammahacksa C, Silvera N, Latsachack K, Sengtaheuanghoung O, Pierret A, Rochelle-Newall E, Becerra S, Ribolzi O. Hydrological Regime and Water Shortage as Drivers of the Seasonal Incidence of Diarrheal Diseases in a Tropical Montane Environment. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2016 Dec 9;10(12):e0005195. doi: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0005195.
Nguyen VA, Bañuls AL, Tran TH, Pham KL, Nguyen TS, Nguyen HV, Nguyen NL, Nguyen NL, Dang DA, Marks GB, Choisy M. Mycobacterium tuberculosis lineages and anti-tuberculosis drug resistance in reference hospitals across Viet Nam. BMC Microbiol. 2016 Jul 28;16(1):167. doi: 10.1186/s12866-016-0784-6.
Thai PQ, Choisy M, Duong TN, Thiem VD, Yen NT, Hien NT, Weiss DJ, Boni MF, Horby P. Seasonality of absolute humidity explains seasonality of influenza-like illness in Vietnam. Epidemics. 2015 Dec;13:65-73. doi: 10.1016/j.epidem.2015.06.002.
van Panhuis WG, Choisy M, Xiong X, Chok NS, Akarasewi P, Iamsirithaworn S, Lam SK, Chong CK, Lam FC, Phommasak B, Vongphrachanh P, Bouaphanh K, Rekol H, Hien NT, Thai PQ, Duong TN, Chuang JH, Liu YL, Ng LC, Shi Y, Tayag EA, Roque VG Jr, Lee Suy LL, Jarman RG, Gibbons RV, Velasco JM, Yoon IK, Burke DS, Cummings DA. Region-wide synchrony and traveling waves of dengue across eight countries in Southeast Asia. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2015 Oct 20;112(42):13069-74. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1501375112.