Johns Hopkins University

Eili Klein is an assistant professor in the Center for Advanced Modeling in the Social, Behavioral and Health Sciences (CAM) in the Department of Emergency Medicine at Johns Hopkins University. He is also a fellow at the Center for Disease Dynamics, Economics and Policy, in Washington, D.C.Upon finishing his PhD in ecology and evolutionary biology from Princeton University, Dr. Klein joined the Hopkins faculty in 2012.

Dr. Klein’s research focuses on the role of individuals in the spread of infectious diseases. This area of research sits at the nexus of economics and epidemiology, and is premised on the idea of incorporating incentives for healthy behavior and their attendant behavioral responses into an epidemiological context to better understand how diseases are transmitted. This nascent field of economic epidemiology is based on the idea of improving policy responses to epidemic diseases by giving policymakers and health-care providers clear tools for thinking about how certain actions can influence the spread of disease transmission.