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

Marisa Eisenberg

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


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
EPID633: Introduction to Mathematical Modeling in Epidemiology and Public Health
EPID635: Advanced Infectious Disease Epidemiology


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

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Eisenberg, MC and Hayashi, MAL (2014). Determining identifiable parameter combinations using subset profiling Mathematical Biosciences, In press

Tien JH, Shuai Z, Eisenberg MC, van den Driessche P (2014). Disease invasion on community networks with environmental pathogen movement Journal of Mathematical Biology, In press

Eisenberg, M.C., Shuai, Z., Tien, J.H., van den Driessche, P. (2013). A Cholera Model in a Patchy Environment with Water and Human Movement Mathematical Biosciences, 1, 105-112.

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.

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.