Faculty & Research

Faculty Profiles

Faculty Research Projects

Research Centers & Initiatives

Resources for Faculty

Faculty & Staff Directory


Marisa Eisenberg

Marisa C. Eisenberg, Ph.D., M.S.

Assistant Professor, Epidemiology

Assistant Professor, Mathematics

M5166 SPH II      Vcard icon
1415 Washington Heights
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109-2029

Office: 734-763-2991; Fax: 734-764-3192

E-mail: marisae@umich.edu

Professional Summary

Marisa Eisenberg received her Ph.D. and M.S. in Biomedical Engineering from the University of California, Los Angeles in 2009. She then spent three years as a postdoctoral fellow studying mathematical biology at the Mathematical Biosciences Institute at Ohio State University, before joining the faculty at University of Michigan as an assistant professor in the Department of Epidemiology.

Courses Taught

EPID530: Scientific Writing for Epidemiologists
EPID603: Introduction to Mathematical Modeling in Epidemiology and Public Health


Ph.D., Biomedical Engineering, UCLA, 2009
M.S., Biomedical Engineering, UCLA, 2007
B.S., Cybernetics, UCLA, 2003

Research Interests & Projects

Marisa Eisenberg's research is in mathematical biology, and is centered around using and developing parameter estimation and identifiability techniques to connect math models and disease data. Her recent research has been primarily in modeling infectious diseases, particularly examining cholera and waterborne disease in Haiti and Africa. She has also developed models of cancer and endocrine disorders. Some current areas of interest include: parameter identifiability and estimation, infectious diseases, cholera and waterborne diseases, cancer modeling, networks and complexity.

Selected Publications

Search PubMed for publications by Marisa Eisenberg >>

Eisenberg MC, Kujbida G, Tuite AR, Fisman DN, Tien JH. (2013). Examining rainfall and cholera dynamics in Haiti using statistical and dynamic modeling approaches Epidemics, 5 (4), 197-207.

Robertson SL, Eisenberg MC, Tien JH. 2013. (2013). Heterogeneity in multiple transmission pathways: modeling the spread of waterborne disease in networks with a common water source. J. Biological Dynamics, 7(1), 254-275.

Eisenberg MC, Shuai Z, Tien JH, van den Driessche P (2013). A Cholera Model in a Patchy Environment with Water and Human Movement. Math. Biosciences, 246(1), 105-112.

Eisenberg, M.C., Robertson, S., Tien, J. (2013). Identifiability and estimation of multiple transmission pathways in waterborne disease. J. Theor Biol, 324(7), 84–102.

Ben-Shachar, R., Eisenberg, M.C., Huang, S.A., DiStefano, J.J. (2012). Simulation of post thyroidectomy treatment alternatives for T3 or T4 replacement in pediatric thyroid cancer patients. Thyroid, 22(6), 1-9.

Eisenberg, M.C., Kim, Y., Li, R., Ackerman, W.E., Kniss, D.A., Friedman, A. (2011). Mechanistic modeling of the effects of myoferlin on tumor cell invasion. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), 108(50), 20078-20083.

Eisenberg, M.C., Ash, J.N., Siegal-Gaskins, D. In silico synchronization of cellular populations through expression data deconvolution. Proceedings of the ACM/IEEE Design Automation Conference 2011.

Tuite, R.A., Tien, J., Eisenberg, M.C., Earn, J.D.J., Ma, J., Fisman, D.N. (2011). Cholera Epidemic in Haiti, 2010 – Using a Transmission Model to Explain Spatial Spread of Disease and Identify Optimal Control Interventions. Annals of Int Med , 154(9), 593-601.

Eisenberg, M.C., Santini, F., Marsili, A., Pinchera, A., DiStefano, J.J. (2010). TSH Regulation Dynamics In Central & Extreme Primary Hypothyroidism. Thyroid , 22(11), 1215-1228.

Meshkat NC, Eisenberg MC, DiStefano JJ (2009). Algorithm for finding globally identifiable parameter combinations and reparameterizations of nonlinear ODE models using Gröbner Bases Math Biosciences, 222, 61-72.