Erin Zwick, PhD

Erin Zwick, PhD

Postdoctoral fellow

Northwestern University


Erin Zwick is a postdoctoral fellow at the Institute for Global Health in the Department of Preventive Medicine at Northwestern University. Her research interests include infectious disease epidemiology, transmission modeling, and agent-based simulation. She is currently leading a project to optimize malaria interventions in high burden settings using cost-effectiveness modeling methods and agent-based simulation.

Previous projects include building an agent-based simulation of a tuberculosis (TB) epidemic to elucidate population-level effects of complex, individual-level transmission dynamics, application of novel evolutionary modeling methods to infer variation in TB transmission, and statistical analysis of medical records to determine historical changes in length of TB treatment.


  • Infectious disease modeling
  • Infectious disease epidemiology
  • Cost-effectiveness analysis
  • Agent-based simulation


  • PhD in Epidemiology, 2020

    University of Wisconsin-Madison

  • BS in Mathematics and Philosophy, 2014

    The Ohio State University



C++, python, R, Java

Disease modeling

Agent-based simulation, compartmental models


Biostatistics, cost-effectiveness



Postdoctoral Fellow

Northwestern University

Aug 2020 – Present Chicago, IL
Using agent-based modeling approaches to optimize malaria intervention strategy.

Graduate Researcher

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Sep 2015 – Jul 2020 Madison, WI
Quantified tuberculosis epidemics using agent-based simulation, phylodynamic, and biostatic modeling approaches.

Technical Services

Epic Systems

Sep 2014 – Aug 2015 Verona, WI
Supported HIM & Identity applications for four large hospital systems.