Professor of Anthropology
Dr. Goodreau is a professor of anthropology and the Development Director for the Center for Studies in Demography and Ecology. His research focuses on network modeling of HIV, with a particular interest in the intersections of biological, behavioral, demographic, network and clinical factors that shape disease disparities and intervention impact.
Most of his work involves communities of men who have sex with men (MSM) domestically and internationally. He is co-director of the Network Modeling Group at the UW, and is a member of the Statnet Development Team, which has developed a suite of R packages for the estimation, simulation, and assessment of statistical network models for relational data. He co-developed EpiModel and EpiModelHIV, which extend these tools into infectious disease modeling generally and HIV modeling specifically.
Within his research he collaborates extensively with public health agencies at the local, state, and national level, including the CDC, and sits on various community and advisory boards in the UW’s Center for AIDS and STD. He is also co-PI on the Evonet project, focusing on the impact of sexual network structure on viral evolution.
The diverse set of health topics he has published on include pre-exposure prophylaxis, circumcision, serosorting, HIV testing, relational concurrency, the role of bathhouses, racial disparities, HIV phylogenetics, risk compensation, and the age structure of the population living with HIV. In the realm of statistical models for networks, he has published a variety of methodological papers as well as case studies and tutorials, and co-leads the annual Network Modeling for Epidemics short-course at the UW.
Dr. Goodreau holds an A.B. in Biological Anthropology from Harvard University, and an M.A. and Ph.D. in Biological Anthropology from Penn State.