Dr Sebastian Funk PhD
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My current work is funded by an MRC Career Development Award in Biostatistics. Besides the Centre for the Mathematical Modelling of Infectious Diseases at the London School, I am affiliated with the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at Princeton University. My background is in physics, and I did a PhD in Mathematical Biology in Vincent Jansen's group at Royal Holloway, University of London.
I teach on the Introduction to Infectious Disease Modelling and Its Application short course, the Modelling & the Dynamics of Infectious Diseases study module and the short course on Model fitting and inference for infectious disease dynamics.
My work revolves around mathematical models of infectious disease dynamics, with the goal of improving public health. I am interested in the emergence, evolution and spread of infectious diseases, with a particular interest in the dynamic interaction of diseases with behavioural, societal and environmental factors, as well as strategies for disease eradication.
- Statistical methods
- Mathematical modelling
Disease and Health Conditions
- African trypanosomiasis
- Emerging Infectious Disease
- Infectious disease
Identifying transmission cycles at the human-animal interface: the role of animal reservoirs in maintaining gambiense human african trypanosomiasis.
Funk, S. ; Nishiura, H. ; Heesterbeek, H. ; Edmunds, W.J. ; Checchi, F. ;
PLoS Comput Biol, 2013; 9(1):e1002855
Using network theory to identify the causes of disease outbreaks of unknown origin.
Bogich, T.L. ; Funk, S. ; Malcolm, T.R. ; Chhun, N. ; Epstein, J.H. ; Chmura, A.A. ; Kilpatrick, A.M. ; Brownstein, J.S. ; Hutchison, O.C. ; Doyle-Capitman, C. ; Deaville, R. ; Morse, S.S. ; Cunningham, A.A. ; Daszak, P. ;
J R Soc Interface, 2013; 10(81):20120904
Word usage mirrors community structure in the online social network Twitter
Bryden, J. ; Funk, S. ; Jansen, V. A. A.
EPJ Data Science, 2013; 2(1):1-9
Using the internet to estimate influenza vaccine effectiveness.
Edmunds, W.J. ; Funk, S. ;
Expert Rev Vaccines, 2012; 11(9):1027-9
Stability in flux: community structure in dynamic networks.
Bryden, J. ; Funk, S. ; Geard, N. ; Bullock, S. ; Jansen, V.A. ;
J R Soc Interface, 2011; 8(60):1031-40
Interacting epidemics on overlay networks.
Funk, S. ; Jansen, V.A. ;
Phys Rev E Stat Nonlin Soft Matter Phys, 2010; 81(3 Pt 2):036118
Modelling the influence of human behaviour on the spread of infectious diseases: a review.
Funk, S. ; Salathé, M. ; Jansen, V.A. ;
J R Soc Interface, 2010; 7(50):1247-56
The spread of awareness and its impact on epidemic outbreaks.
Funk, S. ; Gilad, E. ; Watkins, C. ; Jansen, V.A. ;
Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A, 2009; 106(16):6872-7
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