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Dr Oliver Brady

DPhil

Assistant Professor

Room
107

LSHTM
Keppel Street
London
WC1E 7HT
United Kingdom

Tel.
+442076127935

My main area of expertise lies in the macro-scale modelling and mapping of vector-borne diseases with a particular focus on arboviruses including dengue, zika, yellow fever and chikungunya.

Originally trained as a biologist, I undertook a DPhil in the global epidemiology of dengue at the University of Oxford under Prof. Simon Hay. Following this I held a post doc position at the same institution, working closely with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to help set up the Malaria Modelling Consortium before moving to the school at the beginning of 2016.

Affiliations

Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology
Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health

Centres

Mathematical Modelling of Infectious Diseases

Research

My research aims to improve how diseases are controlled by identifying and estimating gaps in disease surveillance. Past projects have included estimating the global distribution and burden of different arboviruses (dengue, Zika, chikungunya) as well as understanding the role of their principle mosquito vectors (Ae. aegypti and Ae. albopictus)

This involves the use of advanced statistical and mathematical modelling techniques to map vector-borne diseases including how they vary over time in response to environmental changes.

These methods also have broad applications in predicting and preventing emerging infectious disease spread from understanding how to stop a dengue outbreak in an urban mega city to preventing intercontinental spread.

Research Area
Climate change
Infectious disease policy
Surveillance
Disease control
Evaluation
Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
Global Health
Outbreaks
Spatial analysis
Vector control
Modelling
Discipline
Epidemiology
GIS/Spatial analysis
Mathematical modelling
Vector biology
Virology
Disease and Health Conditions
Malaria
Pandemic diseases
Dengue
Emerging Infectious Disease
Tropical diseases
Vector borne disease
Region
World