Publication List


Analysing contributions of vascular morphology towards carbon monoxide uptake.

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

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


BH Foy*, JS Stefely*, PK Bendapudi, et al. 2023. Computer vision quantitation of erythrocyte shape abnormalities provides diagnostic, prognostic, and mechanistic insight. Blood Advances. (In Press: Link coming soon)

AJ Bell, Y Peng, BH Foy, A Xu, S Ram, CR Hatt, WW Labaki, CJ Galban. 2023. Development of a CT-based algorithm to link individual upper airways to downstream parenchymal disease: a COPDGene study. American Thoracic Society: A1040 (conference proceedings)

DR Wilcox, EA Rudmann, E Ye, A Noori, C Magdamo A Jain, H Alabsi, BH Foy, VA Triant, GK Robbins, MB Westover, S Das, SS Mukerji. 2023. Cognitive concerns are a risk factor for mortality in people with human immunodeficiency virus and COVID-19. AIDS. (In Press)


BH Foy, K Burrage, I Turner. 2022. A meshfree radial basis function method for simulation of multi-dimensional conservation problems. Numerical Methods for Partial Differential Equations. Link

BH Foy, J Stefely, PV Bendapudi, RP Hasserjian, H Al-Samkari, A Loussaint, MJ Fitzpatrick, B Hutchison, C Mow, J Collins, HP Patel, C Patel, N Patel, S Ho, RM Kaufman, W Dzik, JM Higgins, RS Makar. 2022. A machine-learning derived red blood cell morphology tool enables differential diagnosis and novel single-cell analyses. Blood. 10704-10705. (conference proceedings). Link

K Kooshesh, K Gustafsson, BH Foy, D Sykes, DT Scadden. 2022. The thymus is critical for adult immune function. Blood. 1648-1649. (conference proceedings). Link

BH Foy, T Sundt, JCT Carlson, AD Aguirre, JM Higgins. 2022. Human acute inflammatory recovery is defined by co-regulatory dynamics of white blood cell and platelet populations. Nature Communications. 13(1): 1-10. Link.

P Miller, G Fell, BH Foy, A Scherer, CJ Gibson, AS Sperlin, BB Burugula, T Nakao, MM Uddin, H Warren, L Bry, O Pozdnyakova, MJ Frigault, AG Bick, D Neuberg, JM Higgins, M Mansour, P Natarajan, AS Kim, J Kitzman, BL Ebert. 2022. Clonal hematopoiesis of indeterminate potential and risk of death from COVID-19. Blood. Link

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

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. Link

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. Link


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. Link

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. Link

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. Link

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. Link

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. Link


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. Link

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. Link

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). Link

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. Link

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. Link

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). Link

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


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. Link

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. Link

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

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). Link

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. Link

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). Link

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

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. Link

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. Link

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. Link

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 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