Dr Andrea Apolloni
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.
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.