In recent years, the role of epidemic models in informing public health policies has progressively grown. Models have become increasingly realistic and more complex, requiring the use of multiple data sources to estimate all quantities of interest. This review summarises the different types of stochastic epidemic models that use evidence synthesis and highlights current challenges.
"Evidence Synthesis for Stochastic Epidemic Models." Statist. Sci. 33 (1) 34 - 43, February 2018. https://doi.org/10.1214/17-STS631