Alexander Kirpich Ph.D.

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Ph.D. in Biostatistics, University of Florida, 2015
Master of Statistics, University of Florida, 2011
Specialist in Mathematics, Belarusian State University, 2006


Infectious Disease Modeling
Infectious Disease Epidemiology
Molecular Epidemiology

Dr. Alexander Kirpich is a biostatistician and an assistant professor at the Department of Population Health Sciences at the School of Public Health at Georgia State University. He specializes in infectious disease statistical modeling, including cholera, dengue, HIV, anthrax, and others. Additionally, he has expertise in epidemiology and bioinformatics. Dr. Kirpich has collaborated with medical doctors and epidemiologists on transmission models of cholera and HIV. He has also conducted spatial analysis of surveillance cancer data and worked with metabolomics data. Furthermore, he has provided statistical data analyses and assistance to multiple epidemiologists, medical doctors, and field scientists. Dr. Kirpich is interested in the application of statistical methods to public health and biomedical research questions and policies. He aims to address statistical challenges such as missing data, asymptomatic infections, underreporting, and noise during data acquisition.

Latest Publications

Norris MH, Zincke D, Daegling DJ, Krigbaum J, McGraw WS, Kirpich A, Hadfield TL, Blackburn JK. Genomic and Phylogenetic Analysis of Bacillus cereus Biovar anthracis Isolated from Archival Bone Samples Reveals Earlier Natural History of the Pathogen. Pathogens. 2023 Aug 20;12(8):1065. PMID: 37624025 PMCID: PMC10457788 DOI: 10.3390/pathogens12081065

Kirpich A, Shishkin A, Lhewa P, Yang C, von Fricken ME, Norris MH, Weppelmann TA. An investigation of the seasonal relationships between meteorological factors, water quality, and sporadic cases of Legionnaires’ disease in Washington, DC. Epidemiology & Infection. 2023 Jan;151:e88. PMID: 37183701 PMCID: PMC10265736 DOI: 0.1017/S0950268823000651

Shishkin A, Lhewa P, Yang C, Gankin Y, Chowell G, Norris M, Skums P, Kirpich A. Excess mortality in Ukraine during the course of COVID-19 pandemic in 2020–2021. Scientific Reports. 2023 Apr 27;13(1):6917. PMID: 37106001 PMCID: PMC10139669 DOI: 10.1038/s41598-023-33113-2

Norris MH, Bluhm AP, Metrailer MC, Jiranantasak T, Kirpich A, Hadfield T, Ponciano JM, Blackburn JK. Beyond the spore, the exosporium sugar anthrose impacts vegetative Bacillus anthracis gene regulation in cis and trans. Scientific Reports. 2023 Mar 28;13(1):5060. PMID: 35361826 PMCID: PMC8970068 DOI: 10.1038/s41598-023-32162-x