Los Alamos National LaboratoryBiosurveillance Gateway
Diagnostics, predictive modelling, and decision support for global and national security

Biosurveillance Capabilities

Research efforts and biosurveillance expertise at Los Alamos

Contact Us  

  • Media Contact
  • Nancy Ambrosiano
  • (505) 699-1149
  • Email
  • National Security and Defense Program Office
  • Kirsten Taylor-McCabe
  • (505) 665-0634
  • Email

Research areas


  • Creating universal approaches for the discovery and detection of all pathogens
  • Improving strain identification and characterization of drug resistance and related virulence factors
  • Key Contacts:

Predictive Modeling

  • The Global Disease Modeling & Forecasting Center (pdf) combines Los Alamos capabilities and key partnerships to develop, validate, and operationalize epidemiological models to combat infectious diseases.
  • Building epidemiological models capable of incorporating disease mechanisms from diverse datasets
  • Developing theory and modeling to predict disease progression in a host
  • Providing decision makers with validated epidemiological models for disease forecasting and prediction
  • Key contacts:

Decision Support

  • Developing visual analytics and databases for infectious disease surveillance
    • Bioinformatics
    • Health informatics
  • Developing and assessing new data streams that can be used for disease surveillance
  • Developing and integrating Los Alamos capabilities in disease biology, public health, epidemiology, medical diagnostics, statistical and computational analysis, and database management to create decision support tools
  • Key contacts:
    • Alina Deshpande
    • Reid Priedhorsky
    • Patrick Chain
    • Geoff Fairchild
    • Hari Khalsa