Identification

Name

Framework for Reconstructing Epidemiological Dynamics

Short name

FRED

Contact people
(1) John Grefenstette, Professor, BiostatisticsDirector, Public Health Dynamics Laboratory, gref@pit
Created

2013-10-22 20:38:03+00:00

Modified

2015-12-01 19:53:47.098547+00:00

Overview

Types
(1) Disease Dynamics
Overview

FRED (Framework for Reconstructing Epidemiological Dynamics) is an open source modeling system developed by the University of Pittsburgh Public Health Dynamics Laboratory. The system uses agent-based modeling based on census-based synthetic populations that capture the demographic and geographic distributions of the population, as well as detailed household, school, and workplace social networks. FRED supports research on the dynamics of infectious disease epidemics and the interacting effects of: mitigation strategies, viral evolution, and personal health behavior.

Question

Can be configured to multiple types of questions: supports research on the dynamics of infectious disease, epidemics, and the interacting effects of mitigation strategies, viral evolution, and personal health behavior.

Purpose

Forecasting

Scope

Platform

Goals
(1) Consequence management
(2) Situational awareness
Decision support

Yes

Based on
Simulation type
(1) Agent-based
Network structure
(1) Household
(2) Neighborhood
(3) Social
Products
(1) Disease incidence
(2) Disease prevalence
(3) Science of disease process
Documents
(1) Document Paparian J, Brown S, Burke D, Grenfenstette J: FRED Navigator: An interactive system for visualiā€¦ (2012)
Notes
(2) Document Grefenstette J, DePasse J, Galloway D, Weng Y, Burke D, et al.: FRED User's Guide (2013)
Notes

Application

Diseases
(1) Influenza

Utility and readiness

Maintenance status

Active

Readiness

Configurable Generic Framework

Organizations
(1) Organization National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Role Funding support
(2) Organization University of Pittsburgh
Role Developer
(3) Organization Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
Role Funding support
(4) Organization Carnegie Mellon University
Role Developer
(5) Organization Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center
Role
Verification & validation notes

Validated

Availability

URL https://midas.pitt.edu/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=78&Itemid=72
URL (alternate) http://fred.publichealth.pitt.edu/index.php
Implementation language

C++

URL (source code) http://fred.publichealth.pitt.edu/DownloadFRED/
Developer contacted

Yes

Availability notes

FRED is a research tool and the user guide s aimed at a target audience of infectious disease modelers with
a high degree of computational experience

Input

Input datasets
(1) Name US Census Bureau's Public Use Microdata files (PUMs)
Category Official Reports
Subject Host Population: Demographics
URL
Notes
Related systems
(1) System U.S. Census ()
Notes