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“We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we're curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.”

― Walt Disney


  1. Silva B, Kamath S, Panicker C, Puranam S, Lewis C, Murillo AL, and Watts D. “Comparisons of resident and faculty screening for social determinants of health in an academic pediatric practice,” Rhode Island Medical Journal 104 (6), 33-37, 2021. [link]

  2. Morris DB, Gruppuso PA, McGee HA, Murillo AL, Grover A, and Adashi EY. “Diversity of the National Medical Student Body: Forty Years of Persistent Inequities.” New England Journal of Medicine, New England Journal of Medicine, 384(17), pp.1661-1668, DOI: 10.1056/NEJMsr2028487, 2021. [link]

  3. Shakiba N, Edholm C, Emerenini B, Murillo AL, Peace A, Saucedo O, Wang X, and Allen LJS. “Effects of environmental variability on superspreading transmission events in stochastic epidemic models for MERS and Ebola.” Infectious Disease Modeling, DOI: 10.1016/j.idm.2021.03.001, 2021. [link]

  4. Towers S, Cole S, Iboi E, Montalvo C, Navas MG, Pringle JAM, Saha K, Thakur M. Velazquez-Molina J, Castillo-Chavez C, Helitzer D, Murillo AL, and Norcross JC. “How long do people stick to a diet? A digital epidemiological approach to estimating temporal trends in diet persistence.” Public Health Nutrition. DOI: 10.1017/S1368980020001597, 2020. [link]

  5. Ogbunugafor CB, Miller-Dickson MD, Meszaros VA, Gomez LM, Murillo, AL and Scarpino SV. “Variation in microparasite free-living survival and indirect transmission can modulate the intensity of emerging outbreaks.” Scientific Reports. DOI: 10.1038/s41598-020-77048-4, 2020. [link]

  6. MacDonell-Yilmaz R, Panicker C, Murillo AL, Welch J. “Evaluation of Knowledge and Comfort With Opioid Prescribing Among Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Fellows.” Pediatrics Blood and Cancer. DOI: 10.1002/pbc.28786, 2020. [link]

  7. Musial S, Abioye A, Murillo AL, Eskander J, Sykes O, Rodriguez L, Friedman JF, Bancroft B, Golova N. “Introducing Juice and Sugar-Sweetened Beverages in Early Infancy: Parental Knowledge and Intended Behaviors.” Clin Pediatr (Phila). DOI: 10.1177/0009922820961080. Epub ahead of print, 2020. [link]

  8. Bagheri M, Tiwari HK, Murillo AL, Al-Tobasei R, Arnett DK, Kind T, Barupal DK, Fan S, Fiehn O, O’Connell J, Montasser M, Aslibekyan S, and Irvin MR. “A lipidome-wide association study of the lipoprotein insulin resistance index.” Lipids in health and disease, 19(1), pp.1-14, 2020. [link]

  9. Almonte-Vega L, Colon-Vargas M, Luna-Jarrin L, Martinez J, Rodriguez-Rincon J, Patil R, Espinoza B, Thakur M, Murillo AL, Arriola L, Viswanathan A, and Mubayi A. “A cost-effective analysis of treatment strategies for the control of HSV-2 infections in the U.S.: a mathematical modeling-based case study.” Mathematical Biosciences, Mathematical Biosciences, 108347, 2020. [link]

  10. Murillo AL, Kaiser K, Smith DJ, Peterson CM, Affuso O, Tiwari HK, and Allison DB. “A Systematic Scoping Review of Surgically Manipulated Adipose Tissue and the Regulation of Energetics and Body Fat in Animals.” Obesity (Silver Spring), 27 (9): p. 1404-1417, 2019. [link

  11. Murillo AL, Affuso O, Peterson CM, Li P, Wiener HW, Tekwe CD, and Allison DB. “Illustration of measurement error models for reducing biases in nutrition and obesity research using 2D body composition data.” Obesity (Silver Spring), 27 (3): p. 489-495, 2019. [link]

  12. Cedillo YE, Murillo AL, Fernandez JR. “The association between allostatic load and anthropometric measurements among a multiethnic cohort of children.” Pediatric obesity, e12501-e12501, 2019. [link]

  13. Murillo AL, Li J, and Castillo-Chavez C. “A dynamic model of glucose, insulin, and free fatty acids with time delay: the impact of bariatric surgery on type 2 diabetes mellitus,” Mathematical Biosciences and Engineering, Mathematical Biosciences and Engineering, 16(5), p 5765-5787, 2019. [link]

  14. Murillo D, Murillo AL, and Lee S. “The role of vertical transmission in the control of dengue fever.” International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 16(5), 803, 2019. [link]

  15. Safan M, Murillo AL, Wadhera D, and Castillo-Chavez C. “Modeling the diet dynamics of children: the roles of socialization and school environments.” Letters in Biomathematics, 1(5), p 275-306, 2018. [link]

  16. Murillo AL, Safan M, Castillo-Chavez C, Capaldi Phillips ED, and Wadhera D. “Modeling eating behaviors: the role of environment and food association learning via a ratatouille effect.” Mathematical Biosciences and Engineering, 13(4), p 841-855, 2016. [link]

  17. Bichara D, Holechek SA, Castro JV, Murillo AL, and Castillo-Chavez C. “On the dynamics of dengue disease 2 with residence times and vertical transmission.” Letters in Biomathematics, 3(1), p 140-160, 2016. [link]

  18. Murillo D, Holechek SA, Murillo AL, Sanchez F, and Castillo-Chavez C.  “Vertical transmission in a two-strain model of dengue fever.” Letters in Biomathematics, 1(2), p 249-271, 2014. [link]

  19. Vera DM, Hora RA, Murillo A, Wong JF, Torre AJ, Wang D, Boulay D, Hancock K, Katz JM, Ramos M, Loayza L, Quispe J, Reaves EJ, Bausch DG, Chowell G, and Montgomery JM. “Assessing the impact of public health interventions on the transmission of pandemic H1N1 influenza a virus aboard a Peruvian navy ship.” Influenza and other respiratory viruses, 8(3), p 353-359, 2014. [link]

Book Chapters

  1. Al-Sumait L, Chuang J, Domeniconi C, Evans E, Genctav A, Guo W, Mani P, Murillo AL, Noha Y, and Tari S. “Role detection and prediction in dynamic political networks,” Data Science, Springer Science and Business Media Deutschland GmbH, 2021.

  2. Edholm C, Emerenini B, Murillo AL, Saucedo O, Shakiba N, Wang X, Allen LJS, and Peace A. “Searching for superspreaders: identifying epidemic patterns associated with superspreading events in stochastic models,” In Understanding Complex Biological Systems with Mathematics, pp. 1-29. Springer, Cham, 2018. [link]

  3. Murillo AL, Tiwari HK, and Affuso O. “Analysis of the High School Longitudinal Study to evaluate associations among mathematics achievement, mentorship and student participation in STEM programs,” In New Frontiers of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics, pp. 269-290. Springer, Cham, 2018.

Technical Reports

  1. Rodriguez BA, Chau B, Chavez DMP, Jaime-Yepez U, Wang Z, Yu F, Murillo AL, Rodriguez-Messan M, Rios-Soto K, and Mubayi A. “The Role of variation in mate choice and Wolbachia infection on the Aedes Aegypti population dynamics,” Mathematical and Theoretical Biology Institute, 2019.

  2. Alanis J, Brown MM, Kitchens J, Magaña J, Velastegui C, Thakur M, Espinoza B, Murillo AL, Rodriguez-Messan M, Koester R, and Castillo-Garsow C. “Topography and behavior based movement modeling for missing hikers in land-wilderness settings,” Mathematical and Theoretical Biology Institute, 2019.

  3. George SS, Mora-Mercade LO, Oroz CY, Tallana-Chimarro DX, Melendex-Alvarez JR, Murillo AL, Castillo-Garsow CW, and Rios-Soto KR. “The effect of GNRH on the menstrual cycle: a mathematical model,” Mathematical and Theoretical Biology Institute, 2018. 

  4. Almonte-Vega L, Colon-Vargas M, Luna-Jarrin L, Martinez J, Rodriguez-Rincon J, Patil R, Espinoza B, Murillo AL, Arriola L, Viswanathan A, and Mubayi A. “A cost-effective analysis of treatment strategies for the control of HSV-2 infections in the U.S.: a mathematical modeling-based case study,” Mathematical and Theoretical Biology Institute, 2018. [link]

  5. Caldwell WK, Freedman B, Settles L, Thomas MM, Murillo A, Camacho E, and Wirkus S. “Substance abuse via legally prescribed drugs: the case of Vicodin in the U.S.,” Mathematical and Theoretical Biology Institute, MTBI-10-02M, 2013. [link]

  6. Baez J, Gonzalez T, Murillo A, Toupo D, and Zarate R. “My βIG fat math model: beta-cell compensation and type 2 diabetes,” Mathematical and Theoretical Biology Institute, MTBI-08-04M, 2011. [link]

  7. Foster A, Hendryx E, Murillo A, and Salas M. “Extensions of the cable equation incorporating spatial dependent variations in nerve cell diameter,” MTBI-07-01M, 2010. [link]

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