David Blok is an academic researcher at the Erasmus Movez Lab. In June 2018, he successfully defended his dissertation, entitled “Introducing systems approaches to health behavioral research”. His current research focuses on developing and applying complex system methods, in particular agent-based modeling, to study health behaviors in the context of (online) social networks. Next to his work at the Erasmus Movez Lab, he also has a position as a senior scientist of infectious disease modeling at the Department of Public Health at Erasmus MC.
Research interests: health, health behaviors, complex systems, agent-based modeling
Anneke Taal, David Blok, WH van Brakel, Sake Vlas & Jan hendrik Richardus (2021) - Number of people requiring post-exposure prophylaxis to end leprosy: A modeling study - PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases (print), 15 (2), 1-13 - doi: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0009146
Caroline Bulstra, David Blok, K Alam, CR Butlin, JC Roy, B Bowers, P Nicholls, Sake Vlas & Jan hendrik Richardus (2021) - Geospatial epidemiology of leprosy in northwest Bangladesh: a 20-year retrospective observational study - Infectious Diseases of Poverty, 10 (1) - doi: 10.1186/s40249-021-00817-4
Haroldo Matos, David Blok, Sake Vlas & Jan hendrik Richardus (2016) - Leprosy New Case Detection Trends and the Future Effect of Preventive Interventions in Para State, Brazil: A Modelling Study - PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases (print), 10 (3) - doi: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0004507
David Blok, Sake Vlas, EAJ Fischer & Jan hendrik Richardus (2015) - Mathematical Modelling of Leprosy and Its Control - Advances in Parasitology, 87, 33-51 - doi: 10.1016/bs.apar.2014.12.002
David Blok, Sake Vlas & Jan hendrik Richardus (2015) - Global elimination of leprosy by 2020: are we on track? - Parasites & Vectors, 8 - doi: 10.1186/s13071-015-1143-4
TD Hollingsworth, ER Adams, RM Anderson, K Atkins, S Bartsch, MG Basanez, M Behrend, David Blok, LAC Chapman, Luc Coffeng, O Courtenay, RE Crump, Sake Vlas, A Dobson, L Dyson, H Farkas, AP Galvani, M Gambhir, D Gurarie, MA Irvine, S Jervis, MJ Keeling, L Kelly-Hope, C King, BY Lee, Epke Rütte, TM Lietman, M Ndeffo-Mbah, GF Medley, E Michael, A Pandey, JK Peterson, A Pinsent, TC Porco, Jan hendrik Richardus, L Reimer, KS Rock, BK Singh, Wilma Stolk, S Swaminathan, SJ Torr, J Townsend, J Truscott, M Walker & A Zoueva (2015) - Quantitative analyses and modelling to support achievement of the 2020 goals for nine neglected tropical diseases - Parasites & Vectors, 8 - doi: 10.1186/s13071-015-1235-1