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Professor of Applied Mathematics, University of Waterloo

Chris Bauch is a professor and University Research Chair in the Department of Applied Mathematics, University of Waterloo, Canada. He studies epidemiological and ecological systems with a particular emphasis on evaluating interventions such as vaccines. He is particularly interested in coupling mathematical and agent-based models of human behaviour with models of disease dynamics or ecological dynamics. Examples of research include testing predictive models of parental vaccinating behaviour during pediatric vaccine scares, evaluating the cost-effectiveness of global measles eradication, and using machine learning algorithms to understand vaccine sentiment during outbreaks. He has published over 130 papers in peer-reviewed journals such as PNAS, Science, and The Lancet Infectious Diseases. His research has been funded by NSERC, CIHR, GlaxoSmithKline, the United States Food and Drug Administration, The Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-term Care, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and the WHO. Some of this work has reached a wide audience through the media, and has been written up in The New York Times, Scientific American, USA Today, BBC News and other sources.


  • –present
    Professor of Applied Mathematics, University of Waterloo


  • 2000 
    Warwick University , Applied Mathematics