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Dr Oliver Brady

DPhil

Associate Professor
and Henry Wellcome Fellow

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. In 2017 I began a Henry Wellcome Fellowship as part of a growing group of arbovirus modellers here at LSHTM.

Affiliations

Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health
Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology

Centres

Centre for the Mathematical Modelling of Infectious Diseases (CMMID)

Teaching

I teach on the Spatial Epidemiology in Public Health and Epidemiology (3135), Epidemiology and Control of Communicable Diseases (2437) and Modelling & the Dynamics of Infectious Diseases (2464) modules at the School. I also co-organise the Introduction to Spatial Analysis in R (ISAIR) short course that runs over the summer.

Research

My research aims to improve how diseases are controlled by identifying and estimating gaps in disease surveillance to reveal their true burden of disease.

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) in their spread. 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.

I lead the following ongoing projects here at the school:

Estimating the burden of dengue chikungunya and Zika in Latin America. Wellcome trust Henry Wellcome Fellowship (Jul 17 - Jan 22)

ZIKAlliance (https://zikalliance.tghn.org) global Zika consortium, mapping and modelling work package. EU Horizon 2020 (Oct 16 - Oct 20)

CADDE (https://www.caddecentre.org) Brazil-UK Centre for Arbovirus Discovery, Diagnosis, Genomics and Epidemiology. MRC (Apr 19 - Apr 22)

Estimating the impact of Wolbachia scale up in Indonesia. Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (Nov 17 - Jan 22)

Dengue early warning systems in Vietnam. UK Space agency (Feb 18 - Feb 21)

Research Area
Climate change
Infectious disease policy
Surveillance
Disease control
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
Zoonotic disease
Country
Brazil
Indonesia
Philippines
Vietnam
Region
Latin America & Caribbean (all income levels)
World

Selected Publications

What Is the Impact of Lockdowns on Dengue?
Brady O; Wilder-Smith A
2021
Current Infectious Disease Reports
The impact of non-pharmaceutical interventions on SARS-CoV-2 transmission across 130 countries and territories.
Liu Y; Morgenstern C; Kelly J; Lowe R; CMMID COVID-19 Working Group; Jit M
2021
BMC Medicine
The importance of supplementary immunisation activities to prevent measles outbreaks during the COVID-19 pandemic in Kenya.
Mburu CN; Ojal J; Chebet R; Akech D; Karia B; Tuju J; Sigilai A; Abbas K; Jit M; Funk S
2021
BMC medicine
Quarantine and testing strategies in contact tracing for SARS-CoV-2: a modelling study.
Quilty BJ; Clifford S; Hellewell J; Russell TW; Kucharski AJ; Flasche S; Edmunds WJ; Centre for the Mathematical Modelling of Infectious Diseases COV
2021
The Lancet Public Health
A serological framework to investigate acute primary and post-primary dengue cases reporting across the Philippines.
Biggs JR; Sy AK; Brady OJ; Kucharski AJ; Funk S; Reyes MAJ; Quinones MA; Jones-Warner W; Tu Y-H; Avelino FL
2020
BMC medicine
Mapping routine measles vaccination in low- and middle-income countries.
Local Burden of Disease Vaccine Coverage Collaborators
2020
Nature
Reconstructing the early global dynamics of under-ascertained COVID-19 cases and infections.
Russell TW; Golding N; Hellewell J; Abbott S; Wright L; Pearson CAB; van Zandvoort K; Jarvis CI; Gibbs H; Liu Y
2020
BMC medicine
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