Publication List


Analysing contributions of vascular morphology towards carbon monoxide uptake.

A mathematical model of transfusion dynamics provides novel insights into homeostatic recovery.

Agent-based modelling of red blood cell dynamics predicts emergent hematologic disease.

Single-cell erythrocyte computer vision analysis provides novel diagnostic, prognostic, and mechanistic insight.

Voxel analysis of lung images reveals structural determinants of ventilation heterogeneity.


BH Foy, T Sundt, JCT Carlson, AD Aguirre, JM Higgins. 2021. Human acute inflammatory recovery is defined by co-regulatory dynamics of white blood cell and platelet populations. Nature Communications. 13(1): 1-10.

BH Foy, S Verbanck. 2022. In asthma positive phase III slopes result from structural heterogeneity of the bronchial tree. Journal of Applied Physiology.

MJ Schloss, M Hulsmans, D Rohde, I Lee, N Severe, BH Foy, et al. 2022. B lymphocyte-derived acetylcholine limits steady-state and emergency hematopoiesis. Nature Immunology.

J Grune, AJM Lewis, M Yamazoe, M Hulsmans, D Rohde, L Xiao, S Zhang, C Ott, DM Calcagno, Y Zhou, K Timm, M Shanmuganathan, FE Pulous, MJ Schloss, BH Foy, D Capen, C Vinegoni, GR Wojtkiewicz, Y Iwamoto, T Grune, D Brown, JM Higgins, VM Ferreira, N Herring, KM Channon, S Neubauer, DE Sosnovik, DJ Milan, FK Swirski, KR King, AD Aguirre, PT Ellinor, M Nahrendorf. 2022. Neutrophils incite and macrophages avert electrical storm after myocardial infarction. Nature Cardiovascular Research. 1(7): 649-664


BH Foy, S Siddiqui. 2021. Shifting the focus to measuring early disease in the sm(all) airways. Journal of Applied Physiology. 131(6): 1845-1846.

BH Foy, B Wahl. 2021. How do we best relax control measures as vaccine coverage for SARS-CoV-2 rises? Lancet Regional Health – Western Pacific. 15.

BH Foy, B Wahl, K Mehta, et al. 2021. Comparing COVID-19 vaccine allocation strategies in India: a mathematical modelling study. International Journal of Infectious Diseases.

SS Mukerji, S Das, H Alabsi, LN Brenner, A Jain, C Magdamo, SI Collens, E Ye, K Keller, CL Boutros, MJ Leone, A Newhouse, BH Foy, MD Li, M Lang, Y Shao, W Ge, H Sun, VA Triant, J Kalpathy-Cramer, JM Higgins, J Rosand, GK Robbins, MB Westover. 2021. Prolonged intubation in patients with prior cerebrovascular disease and COVID-19. Frontiers in Neurology. 12: 416.

PG Campbell, IB Stweart, AC Sirotic, C Drovandi, BH Foy, GM Minett. 2021. Analysing the predictive capacity and dose response of wellness in load monitoring. Journal of Sports Sciences. 2021: 1-9.


BH Foy, JCT Carlson, E Reinertsen, et al. 2020. Association of red blood cell distribution width with mortality risk in hospitalized adults with SARS-CoV-2 infection. JAMA Network Open. 3(9):e2022058

BH Foy, S Natarajan, A Munawar, et al. 2020. Characterising the role of small airways in severe asthma using low frequency forced oscillations: A combined computational and clinical approach. Respiratory Medicine. 10622

BH Foy, CE Brightling, S Siddiqui. 2020. Proning reduces ventilation heterogeneity in patients with elevated BMI: implications for COVID-19 pneumonia management? ERJ Open Research. 6(2).

S Cremer, MJ Schloss C Vinegoni, BH Foy, et al. 2020. Diminished reactive hematopoiesis and cardiac inflammation in a mouse model of recurrent myocardial infarction. Journal of the American College of Cardiology. 75(8): 901-915

BH Foy, A Li, JP McClung, et al. 2020 Data-driven physiologic thresholds for iron deficiency associated with hematologic decline. American Journal of Hematology. 95(3): 302-309

BH Foy, D Kay, S Siddiqui, et al. 2020. Increased ventilation heterogeneity in asthma can be attributed to proximal bronchioles. European Respiratory Journal. 55(3).

BH Foy, BP Goncalves, JM Higgins. 2020. Unravelling disease pathophysiology with mathematical modeling. Annual Review of Pathology: Mechanisms of Disease. 15: 371-394


BH Foy, M Soares, R Bordas, et al. 2019. Lung computational models and the role of the small airways in asthma. American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. 200(8): 982-991.

AJ Bell, BH Foy, M Richardson, et al. 2019. Functional CT imaging for identification of the spatial determinants of small-airways disease in adults with asthma. Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology. 144(1): 83-93.

BH Foy, D Kay. 2019. A computationally tractable scheme for simulation of the human pulmonary system. Journal of Computational Physics. 388: 371-393.

C Whitfield, BH Foy, D Kay, et al. 2019. Combining patient-specific airway models with acinar asymmetry in simulations of multiple breath washout. European Respiratory Journal. (conference proceedings).

2018 and prior

BH Foy, S Gonem, CE Brightling, et al. 2018. Modelling the effect of gravity on inert-gas washout outputs. Physiological Reports. 6(10):e13709

BH Foy, AJ Bell, S Siddiqui, D Kay. 2018. Low frequency lung resistance is a global bronchoconstriction detection measure, but is still sensitive to small airways disease. American Thoracic Society. (conference proceedings).

BH Foy, D Kay. 2018. Sacin responds to total compliance heterogeneity and is less sensitive to regionalisation than scond. American Thoracic Society.(conference proceedings).

BH Foy, D Kay. 2017. A computational comparison of the multiple-breath washout and forced oscillation technique as markers of bronchoconstriction. Respiratory Physiology and Neurobiology. 240: 61-69.

BH Foy, R Bordas, D Kay. 2017. Modelling responses of the inert-gas washout and MRI to bronchoconstriction. Respiratory Physiology and Neurobiology. 235: 8-17.

BH Foy, P Perre, I Turner. 2017. The meshfree finite volume method with application to multi-phase porous media models. Journal of Computational Physics. 333: 369-386.

Recent Seminars/Talks

Quantifying the hematologic dynamics of the human inflammatory response. University of Melbourne, Department of Mathematical Biology. Sep 2021.

Physiologic phenotyping: the role of computational modelling. American Thoracic Society Congress. 2021. (virtual symposium)

Using mass balance equations to quantify properties of red blood cell production and growth. Joint Mathematics Meetings. 2021.

A combined computational-clinical approach to understand pulmonary function test sensitivity. Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Applied Chest Imaging Laboratory. Feb 2020.

Estimating the age of red blood cells through mathematical simulation: a validation, population dynamics approach. Joint Mathematical Meetings Conference. Jan 2020.

Linking pre-operative risk to post-operative outcomes using routine measurements. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Computational Medicine Group. Dec 2019.

Classifying inflammatory response using blood count trajectories and morphology. Massachusetts General Hospital, Cardiac Surgery Division. June 2019.

RAIL: A model for social impact driven machine learning. Bayesian and Big Data for Social Good Conference. Nov 2018 (Joint presentation with Dr Logan Graham).

A computational framework for simulating the human pulmonary system. Queensland University of Technology, School of Mathematical Sciences. Oct 2018.

Peer Review

I am a Review Editor for Frontiers in Network Physiology.

I regularly participate in peer review (1-2 manuscripts per month), and have acted as a reviewer for the following journals:

Annals of Internal Medicine (marked as exceptional reviewer)
American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
Frontiers in Network Physiology
Frontiers in Medicine
Iranian Journal of Science and Technology
Journal of Applied Physiology
Journal of Asthma
Journal of Computational Physics
Journal of Mathematical Biology
Journal of Medical Virology
Journal of Pathology Informatics
Lancet Regional Health – Western Pacific
Nature Human Behaviour
Nature Scientific Reports
Medical and Biological Engineering and Computing
Mathematical Biosciences and Engineering
PNAS Nexus
Respiratory Physiology & Neurobiology