Dr. Hongbin Guo

Senior Mathematician

Trained as applied mathematician working on differential equations and dynamical systems. Current work lies in doing scientific research of modelling infectious diseases using advanced mathematical tools to help decision makings related to disease prevention and control in Canada. 

Public Health Agency of Canada

Research and/or project statements

My research focuses on developing and analyzing disease transmission models for human infectious diseases such as HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, Hepatitis virus, STIs etc. Such models could be complex differential equation systems with characters like nonlinearity and high-dimension. Both qualitative analysis approaches and numerical simulations are utilized to investigate disease dynamics for public health practice modeling purpose.

Education and awards

PhD in Applied Mathematics, University of Alberta, Edmonton

Postdoctoral Fellow in Disease Modelling, Centre for Disease Modelling, York Institute of Health, Toronto.


Key publications

  • D Paquette, D Schanzer, H Guo, M Gale-Rowe, T Wong, The impact of HIV treatment as prevention in the presence of other prevention strategies: Lessons learned from a review of mathematical models set in resource-rich countries, Preventive medicine, 58 (2014), 1-8.
  • H Guo, MY Li, Z Shuai, Global dynamics of a general class of multistage models for infectious diseases, SIAM Journal on Applied Mathematics, 72 (2012), 261-270.
  • H Guo, MY Li, Impacts of migration and immigration on disease transmission dynamics in heterogeneous populations, Discrete and Continuous Dynamical Systems Series B, 172 (2012), 2413-2430.
  • H Guo, J Wu, Persistent high incidence of tuberculosis among immigrants in a low-incidence country: impact of immigrants with early or late latency,  Mathematical biosciences and engineering, 8 (2011), 695-709.
  • H Guo, MY Li, Z Shuai, A graph-theoretic approach to the method of global Lyapunov functions, Proceedings of the American Mathematical Society, 136 (2008), 2793-2802.


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