Stochastics in medicine: Delaying menopause and missing drug doses


Stochastic modeling and analysis can help answer pressing medical questions. In this talk, I will attempt to justify this claim by describing recent work on two problems in medicine. The first problem concerns ovarian tissue cryopreservation, which is a proven tool to preserve ovarian follicles prior to gonadotoxic treatments. Can this procedure be applied to healthy women to delay or eliminate menopause? How can it be optimized? The second problem concerns medication nonadherence. What should you do if you miss a dose of medication? How can physicians design dosing regimens that are robust to missed/late doses? I will describe (a) how stochastics theory offers insights into these questions and (b) the mathematical questions that emerge from this investigation.


Math Bio Seminar
Friday, January 12, 2024
12:00 pm
WXLR A203 and virtual via Zoom

For those joining remotely, email Eleni Panagiotou for the Zoom link.


Sean Lawley
Department of Mathematics
University of Utah

WXLR A203 and virtual via Zoom