Our research focuses on developing mathematical modelling methods and tools with direct application to emerging and transboundary animal diseases. Ultimately, we are interested in providing an understanding of infectious disease transmission processes among livestock populations.
Our team develops and applies epidemiological tools to investigate the occurrence and spread of animal infectious diseases, especially transboundary disease, providing science-based support for decision making with regard to prevention and control. In the past few years, we have dedicated efforts to the development and application of machine-learning approaches, applied to animal and human health. We have also developed and used methods for modeling disease distributions. Currently, our research is focused on mathematical modeling and traditional statistics for practical mapping of the spread of infectious diseases among pig populations.
The Machado Lab is led by Gustavo Machado, an assistant professor at the North Carolina State University, College of Veterinary Medicine at the Department of Population Health and Pathobiology, with an affiliation with the Center for Geospatial Analytics.