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Holly Gaff

  • Holly Gaff
  • Associate Professor
  • Academic Affairs
  • 302a Mills Godwin Bldg
  • Norfolk, VA 23529
  • 757-683-6903
  • hgaff@odu.edu
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  • Education

    University Of Tennessee - Knoxville, 1999
    Major: Mathematics
    Degree: Ph. D.
    Taylor University, 1993
    Major: Mathematics and Environmental Science
    Degree: B.S.
  • Research Interests

    mathematical modeling and computer simulation of infectious diseases with specific interest in tick-borne diseases
  • Expertise

    Biology
    Mathematical Ecology
    Biology
    Ticks and tick-borne diseases
    GIS
    Mathematics
    Mathematical Biology
    Modeling and Simulation
  • 2013: Distinguished Teaching Award for Outstanding Tenure-Track Teacher, College of Sciences, Old Dominion University
  • 2013: AWM Service Award, Association for Women in Mathematics
  • 2011: Shining Star Award for Helping students succeed academically, professionally, or personally inside and outside of the classroom setting, Old Dominion University Division of Student Affairs
  • 2010: Shining Star Award for Helping students succeed academically, professionally, or personally inside and outside of the classroom setting, Old Dominion University Division of Student Affairs
  • 2010: Shining Star Award for Helping students succeed academically, professionally, or personally inside and outside of the classroom setting, Old Dominion University Division of Student Affairs
  • Contracts, Grants and Sponsored Research

    Tidewater Spotted Fever Surveillance in the Hampton Roads Region
    Sponsoring Organization: The Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine, Inc.
    Date: August 4, 2011 - December 31, 2014
    Awarding Organization: Private
    Investigators:Hynes, W. L.
    Dengue Fever Modeling and Analysis
    Sponsoring Organization: Math Ecology LLC Subaward
    Date: October 1, 2012 - September 30, 2013
    Awarding Organization: Private
    RCN UBE-Incubator: Interdisciplinary Communication Laboratory for Undergraduate Biology (iCLUB)
    Sponsoring Organization: NSF
    Date: May, 2011 - September, 2013
    Awarding Organization: Federal
    Investigators:Alonzo, J.
    RUI: Collaborative Research: Optimal Control Investigator for Cholera Outbreaks
    Sponsoring Organization: NSF
    Date: September 1, 2008 - August 31, 2013
    Awarding Organization: Federal
    Investigators:Wang, J.
    Spatially-explicit mathematical model of human monocytic ehrlichiosis
    Sponsoring Organization: NIH K25 Award KAI067791A
    Date: June 01, 2007 - May 31, 2012
    Awarding Organization: Federal
    Investigators:Gaff, H.
    Impact of Climate on the Introduction of a Zoonotic Disease in the United States: A Focus on Rift Valley Fever
    Sponsoring Organization: DHS Award FAZD Center
    Date: July 01, 2010 - June 30, 2011
    Awarding Organization: Federal
    Investigators:Gaff, H.
    Modeling eco-epidemiology of chronic disease in wild finfish
    Sponsoring Organization: ODU Office of Research Multidisciplinary Seed Funding Program
    Date: 2010 - 2010
    Awarding Organization: Old Dominion University
    Investigators:Gauthier, D.; Gaff, H.; Latour, R.; Reece, K.; Vogelbein, W.
    Rift Valley fever modeling and analysis
    Sponsoring Organization: DHS through Georgetown University
    Date: April 01, 2010 - September 30, 2010
    Awarding Organization: Federal
    Investigators:Gaff, H.; Hartley,
    RUI: Collaborative Research: Optimal Control Investigator for Cholera Outbreaks
    Sponsoring Organization: NSF DMS-0813563/DMS-0813691
    Date: September 01, 2008 - August 31, 2010
    Awarding Organization: Federal
    Investigators:Gaff, H.; Fister, K. R.
    Do Marine Aggregates Facilitate Gene Transfer of Antibiotic Resistance in Nature?
    Sponsoring Organization: Old Dominion University Department of Research
    Date: January 01, 2009 - June 30, 2010
    Awarding Organization: Old Dominion University
    Investigators:Gaff, H.; Dobbs, F.
    Bring Value Through BioSense - a Performance Based Approach
    Sponsoring Organization: John Hopkins University/CDC
    Date: October 01, 2006 - September 30, 2009
    Awarding Organization: Federal
    Investigators:Gaff, H.; Perl, T.
    Investigation of Instruction and Learning in a Virtual Intensive Care Unit
    Sponsoring Organization: Old Dominion University Office of Research & Baltimore Research and Education Foundation
    Date: June 06, 2008 - December 31, 2008
    Awarding Organization: Old Dominion University
    Investigators:Gaff, H.
    Disease-Course Surveillance
    Sponsoring Organization: Baltimore, VA Research and Education Foundation
    Date: February 01, 2008 - December 31, 2008
    Investigators:Gaff, H.
    Instruction & Learning in a Virtual Intensive Care Unit
    Sponsoring Organization: Old Dominion University, Office of Research
    Date: June 16, 2008 - December 20, 2008
    Awarding Organization: Old Dominion University
    Investigators:Watson, G. S.; Gaff, H.; Marken, J. A.; Curry-Lourenco, K. A.; Wiles, L.
    Instruction & Learning in a Virtual Intensive Care Unit
    Sponsoring Organization: University of Maryland School of Medicine
    Date: June 16, 2008 - December 20, 2008
    Awarding Organization: Other
    Investigators:Watson, G. S.; Gaff, H.; Marken, J. A.; Curry-Lourenco, K. A.; Wiles, L.
    New Nosocomial Interventions to Decrease Antimicrobial Resistance
    Sponsoring Organization: CDC
    Date: September 30, 2006 - May 31, 2007
    Awarding Organization: Federal
    Investigators:Gaff, H.; Harris, A.
    Argus Project
    Sponsoring Organization: Georgetown University
    Date: September 01, 2006 - May 31, 2007
    Investigators:Gaff, H.
    Modeling of Rift Valley Fever for Agricultural Bioterrorism Defense
    Sponsoring Organization: Office of Homeland Security
    Date: May 01, 2004 - April 30, 2007
    Awarding Organization: Federal
    Investigators:Gaff, H.; Hartley, D. M.