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
Jaspreet Toor, Emily R. Adams, Maryam Aliee, Benjamin Amoah, Roy M. Anderson, Diepreye Ayabina, Robin Bailey, Maria Gloria Basáñez, David J. Blok, Seth Blumberg, Anna Borlase, Rocio Caja Rivera, Mariá Soledad Castaño, Nakul Chitnis, Luc E. Coffeng, Ronald E. Crump, Aatreyee Das, Christopher N. Davis, Emma L. Davis, Michael S. Deiner, Peter J. Diggle, Claudio Fronterre, Federica Giardina, Emanuele Giorgi, Matthew Graham, Jonathan I.D. Hamley, Ching I. Huang, Klodeta Kura, Thomas M. Lietman, Tim C.D. Lucas, Veronica Malizia, Graham F. Medley, Aronrag Meeyai, Edwin Michael, Travis C. Porco, Joaquin M. Prada, Kat S. Rock, Epke A. Le Rutte, Morgan E. Smith, Simon E.F. Spencer, Wilma A. Stolk, Panayiota Touloupou, Andreia Vasconcelos, Carolin Vegvari, Sake J. De Vlas, Martin Walker & T. Déirdre Hollingsworth (2021) - Predicted Impact of COVID-19 on Neglected Tropical Disease Programs and the Opportunity for Innovation - Clinical Infectious Diseases, 72 (8), 1463-1466 - doi: 10.1093/cid/ciaa933 - [link]
David J. Blok, Peter Steinmann, Anuj Tiwari, Tanja Barth-Jaeggi, Mohammad A. Arif, Nand Lal Banstola, Rabindra Baskota, David Blaney, Marc Bonenberger, Teky Budiawan, Arielle Cavaliero, Zaahira Gani, Helena Greter, Eliane Ignotti, Deusdedit V. Kamara, Christa Kasang, Pratap R. Manglani, Liesbeth Mieras, Blasdus F. Njako, Tiara Pakasi, Unnati R. Saha, Paul Saunderson, W. Cairns S. Smith, René Stäheli, Nayani D. Suriyarachchi, Aye Tin Maung, Tin Shwe, Jan van Berkel, Wim H. van Brakel, Bart Vander Plaetse, Marcos Virmond, Millawage S.D. Wijesinghe, Ann Aerts & Jan Hendrik Richardus (2021) - The long-term impact of the leprosy post-exposure prophylaxis (Lpep) program on leprosy incidence: a modelling study - PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases, 15 (3) - doi: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0009279 - [link]