Dr Adam Kucharski

MMath PhD

Assistant Professor

My research focuses on the dynamics of infectious diseases, particularly emerging infections. This work is funded by an MRC Career Development Award in Biostatistics. Prior to joining the School in October 2013, I was a postdoc at Imperial College London. I have a degree in mathematics from the University of Warwick (2009) and a PhD in applied mathematics from the University of Cambridge (2012).


Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology
Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health


Mathematical Modelling of Infectious Diseases


I am interested in how social behaviour and immunity shape disease transmission, and how knowledge of such processes can enhance surveillance and control measures. My work covers emerging infections – such as monkeypox, Ebola and Zika – as well as established infections like seasonal influenza and dengue fever.

Mathematical modelling
Disease and Health Conditions
Emerging Infectious Disease
Zoonotic disease

Selected Publications

Estimating the Life Course of Influenza A(H3N2) Antibody Responses from Cross-Sectional Data.
Kucharski, A.J. ; Lessler, J. ; Read, J.M. ; Zhu, H. ; Jiang, C.Q. ; Guan, Y. ; Cummings, D.A. ; Riley, S. ;
PLoS Biol
Measuring the impact of Ebola control measures in Sierra Leone.
Kucharski, A.J.; Camacho, A.; Flasche, S.; Glover, R.E.; Edmunds, W.J.; Funk, S.;
Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A
The contribution of social behaviour to the transmission of influenza a in a human population.
Kucharski, A.J. ; Kwok, K.O. ; Wei, V.W. ; Cowling, B.J. ; Read, J.M. ; Lessler, J. ; Cummings, D.A. ; Riley, S. ;
PLoS Pathog
Case fatality rate for Ebola virus disease in west Africa.
Kucharski, A.J. ; Edmunds, W.J. ;
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