Edward Thommes

Adjunct Professor
Professor, Mathematics

Edward W. Thommes is an Adjunct Professor of Mathematics. He is a Global Modeling Lead in the Modeling, Epidemiology and Data Science (MEDS) team of Sanofi Vaccines, an Affiliate Researcher in the Waterloo Institute for Complexity and Innovation (WICI), and a member of the Strategic Advisory Committee for the Mathematics for Public Health program at the Fields Institute.

  • dynamical systems
  • biomathematics and infectious disease modeling
  • epidemiology
  • AI and machine learning


Research Site: https://sites.google.com/view/ewthommes/home

  • B.Sc. Physics, University of Alberta (1994)
  • Ph.D. Astrophysics, Queen's University (2000)

Mahmud, S.M., Xu, L., Hall, L.L., Puckrein, G., Thommes, E., Loiacono, M.M. and Chit, A., 2021. Effect of race and ethnicity on influenza vaccine uptake among older US Medicare beneficiaries: a record-linkage cohort study. The Lancet Healthy Longevity2(3), pp.e143-e153. Link


Fields, R., Humphrey, L., Flynn-Primrose, D., Mohammadi, Z., Nahirniak, M., Thommes, E.W. and Cojocaru, M.G., 2021. Age-stratified transmission model of COVID-19 in Ontario with human mobility during pandemic's first wave. Heliyon7(9), p.e07905. Link


Okoli, G.N., Reddy, V.K., Lam, O.L., Abdulwahid, T., Askin, N., Thommes, E., Chit, A., Abou-Setta, A.M. and Mahmud, S.M., 2021. Interventions on health care providers to improve seasonal influenza vaccination rates among patients: a systematic review and meta-analysis of the evidence since 2000. Family Practice. Link


Net, P., Colrat, F., Costa, M.N., Bianic, F., Thommes, E. and Alvarez, F.P., 2021. Estimating public health and economic benefits along 10 years of Fluzone® High Dose in the United States. Vaccine39, pp.A56-A69. Link


Penney, M.D., Yargic, Y., Smolin, L., Thommes, E.W., Anand, M. and Bauch, C.T., 2021. “Hot-spotting” to improve vaccine allocation by harnessing digital contact tracing technology: An application of percolation theory. Plos one16(9), p.e0256889. Link



Coudeville, L., Gomez, G.B., Jollivet, O., Harris, R.C., Thommes, E., Druelles, S., Chit, A., Chaves, S.S. and Mahé, C., 2020. Exploring uncertainty and risk in the accelerated response to a COVID-19 vaccine: Perspective from the pharmaceutical industry. Vaccine. Link



Humphrey, L., Thommes, E.W., Fields, R., Coudeville, L., Hakim, N., Chit, A., Wu, J. and Cojocaru, M.G., 2021. Large-scale frequent testing and tracing to supplement control of Covid-19 and vaccination rollout constrained by supply. Infectious Disease Modelling, 6, pp.955-974. Link



Other Publications: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=v5niLjcAAAAJ&hl=en