Dr Andrea Apolloni


Research Fellow
Mathematical Modeling


I’m a mathematical modeler in epidemiology. My work involves the development of

dynamical models for simulating the spread of diseases. I’m particularly interested

in a interdisciplinary approach to the diffusion of epidemics.

I’m currently funded by the W.H.O. initiative for Hepatitis B. and affiliated to the

Centre for the Mathematical Modelling of Infectious Diseases at the London School.


I obtained my Ph.D. in theoretical physics in 2006, at Turin State University (Italy).

After that I’ve been working in many Laboratories in Europe and U.S.A.


Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health
Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology



Currently I’m working on developing models for assessing the burden of Hepatitis B

Virus at worldwide level and the vaccination effect. As side projects I’m working on

analyzing data and modeling the spread of obesity among U.S. teenagers; the

geographical spread of Influenza like illness due to individual movements; the use of

cell phone data to develop synthetic contact network.

Research Area
Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
Mobile technologies
Mathematical modelling
Disease and Health Conditions

Selected Publications

Metapopulation epidemic models with heterogeneous mixing and travel behaviour.
Apolloni, A. ; Poletto, C. ; Ramasco, J.J. ; Jensen, P. ; Colizza, V. ;
Theor Biol Med Model
See all Dr Andrea Apolloni's Publications