These materials are used in the workshop, Network Modeling of Infectious Disease and Social Diffusion Processes with EpiModel, at the 2015 Sunbelt Conference of the International Network for Social Network Analysis (INSNA). EpiModel is open-source software for the R statistical software platform that provides tools for building, solving, and plotting mathematical models of infectious disease. This workshop is taught with the EpiModel version 1.1.6, released on CRAN in May 2015.


Please read the EpiModel installation instructions below to have the software ready before the workshop. General information on the Statnet software can be found here.


The workshop slides provide an introduction to mathematical modeling versus statistical modeling, describe the framework for modeling infectious diseases over networks in EpiModel, and provide resources for next steps to extending EpiModel for research.


  1. SIS Epidemic in a Closed Population
  2. SI Epidemic in an Open Population

Last updated: 2015-06-22