Joanna Wares
Associate Professor of Mathematics

Wares J.R., Lawson B., Shemin D., D’Agata, E.M.C. (2016) Evaluating Infection Prevention Strategies in Out-Patient Dialysis Units Using Agent-Based Modeling. PLoS ONE 11(5): e0153820. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0153820

Caudill, L. and Wares, J. R. (2016) The role of mathematical modeling in designing and evaluating antimicrobial stewardship programs. Current Treatment Options in Infectious Diseases 8(2):124-138.

Franke, L. M., Walker, W. C., Hoke, K. W., Wares, J. R. (2016) Distinction in EEG slow oscillations between chronic mild traumatic brain injury and PTSD. International Journal of Psychophysiology 106:21-29. doi:10.1016/j.ijpsycho.2016.05.010

Gevertz, J. L., Kim, P. S., Wares, J. R. (2016) Mentoring undergraduate interdisciplinary mathematics research students: junior faculty experiences. PRIMUS. doi:10.1080/10511970.2016.1191571

Wares, J. R., Hoke, K. W., Walker, W., Franke, L. M., Cifu, D. X., Carne, W., Ford-Smith, C. (2015). Characterizing the effects of mTBI and PTSD on balance impairments in blast-exposed Service Members and Veterans using computerized posturography. The Journal of Rehabilitation Research and Development 52(5):591-604.

Wares, J. R., Crivelli, J. J., Choi, I. K., Yun, C. O., Gevertz, J. L., Kim, P. S. (2015). Treatment strategies for combining immunostimulatory oncolytic virus therapeutics with dendritic cell injections. Mathematical Biosciences and Engineering 12(6):1237-1256.

Kim, P. S., Crivelli, J. J., Choi, I. K., Yun, C. O., Wares, J. R. (2015). Quantitative impact of immunomodulation versus oncolysis with cytokine-expressing virus therapeutics. Mathematical Biosciences and Engineering 12(4):841-858.

Cifu, D. X., Hoke, K. W., Wetzel, P., Wares, J. R., Gitchel, G. and Carne, W. (2014). Effects of hyperbaric oxygen on eye tracking abnormalities. Journal of Rehabilitation Research and Development. 51(7):1047-1056.

Cifu, D. X., Wares, J. R., Hoke, K. W., Wetzel, P., Gitchel, G. and Carne, W. (2014). Differential eye movements in mild traumatic brain injury vs. normal controls. The Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation 30 (1):21-28.

D'Agata, E. M. C., Horn, M. A., Ruan, S., Webb, G. F, and Wares, J. (2012). Efficacy of infection control interventions in reducing the spread of multidrug-resistant organisms in the hospital setting. PLoS ONE 7(2): e30170. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0030170

Crivelli, J., Foldes, J., Kim, P., and Wares, J. R. (2012). A mathematical model for cell cycle specific cancer virotherapy. Journal of Biological Dynamics 6(sup1): 104-120.

Wares (published under Pressley), J. and Troyer, T.W. (2011). The dynamics of integrate-and-fire: mean vs. variance modulations and dependence on baseline parameters. Neural Computation 23(5): 1234-1247.

Wares (published under Pressley), J., D'Agata, E., and Webb, G.F. (2010). The effect of co-colonization on competition of hospital-acquired and community-acquired MRSA. Journal of Theoretical Biology 265(3): 645-656.

D'Agata, E. M. C., Webb, G. F., and Wares (published under Pressley), J. (2010). Rapid emergence of co-colonization with community-acquired and hospital-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus strains in the hospital setting. Mathematical Modelling of Natural Phenomena 5(3): 76-93.

Wares (published under Pressley), J. and Troyer, T. W. (2009). Complementary responses to mean and variance modulations in the perfect integrate-and-fire model. Biological Cybernetics 101(1): 63-70.

Wares (published under Pressley), J. and Troyer, T. W. (2006). Temporal processing in the exponential integrate-and-fire model is nonlinear. Neurocomputing, 69(10-12): 1076-1080.

Wares (published under Pressley), J., Ilich, P., and Dougherty, D. (2003). A contrast-based neural control system for ant navigation. MBI Technical Report No. 5.


Wares, J. R., Crivelli, J., and Kim, P. (2014). Differential equation techniques for modeling a cycle-specific oncolytic virotherapeutic. Mathematical Modeling of Tumor-Immune System Dynamics, Springer.

Ph.D., University of Maryland, College Park
Applied Math and Scientific Computation
Contact Information
(804) 287-6564
Areas of Expertise
Mathematical medical science
Nosocomical infections
Traumatic brain injury
Oncolytic virotherapy