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Dr Anton Camacho

PhD

Research Fellow

Room
107

LSHTM
Keppel Street
London
WC1E 7HT
United Kingdom

Tel.
+44 (0)20 7927 2407

I am a mathematical modeller in epidemiology. My work involves the development and the analysis of mathematical models to investigate the mechanisms underlying the epidemiological dynamics of infectious diseases.

I am currently funded by an MRC Career Development Award in Biostatistics, and I am affiliated with the Centre for the Mathematical Modelling of Infectious Diseases at the London School.

I completed my PhD in Mathematical Biology in 2011, under the supervision of Bernard Cazelles and Amaury Lambert at the Eco-Evolutionary Mathematics lab in Paris. I contributed to the field of theoretical approaches to understand the epidemiology, immunolgy and evolution of influenza.
More broadly, I am interested in interdisciplinary research, at the edge of mathematics, biology and computer sciences, in order to address public-health issues.

Affiliations

Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology
Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health

Teaching

I am taking part in the two Modelling courses run by the CMMID within the MSc Programmes offered by the School. I am also co-organizer of the Distance Learning Modelling module.

Research

Currently, my research aims to improve our understanding of what governs the size and severity of seasonal influenza epidemics. This is a key public health priority for the design of effective intervention strategies, like vaccination.

From a statistical perspective, I am fitting mechanistic models to the many different and varied surveillance data available in the UK in order to draw synergistic inference on key epidemiological drivers. More precisely, I am using statistical algorithms that have recently been developed to perform inference on partially observed Markov processes.

Research Area
Statistical methods
Modelling
Discipline
Mathematical modelling
Statistics
Bioinformatics
Disease and Health Conditions
Infectious disease
Influenza

Selected Publications

Evaluation of the Benefits and Risks of Introducing Ebola Community Care Centers, Sierra Leone
Kucharski, A.J.; Camacho, A.; Checchi, F.; Waldman, R.; Grais, R.F.; Cabrol, J.-C.; Briand, S.; Baguelin, M.; Flasche, S.; Funk, S.; Edmunds, W.J.
2015
Emerging Infectious Diseases
Temporal Changes in Ebola Transmission in Sierra Leone and Implications for Control Requirements: a Real-time Modelling Study.
Camacho, A. ; Kucharski, A. ; Aki-Sawyerr, Y. ; White, M.A. ; Flasche, S. ; Baguelin, M. ; Pollington, T. ; Carney, J.R. ; Glover, R. ; Smout, E. ; Tiffany, A. ; Edmunds, W.J. ; Funk, S. ;
2015
PLoS Curr
Efficacy and effectiveness of an rVSV-vectored vaccine expressing Ebola surface glycoprotein: interim results from the Guinea ring vaccination cluster-randomised trial.
Henao-Restrepo, A.M.; Longini, I.M.; Egger, M.; Dean, N.E.; Edmunds, W.J.; Camacho, A.; Carroll, M.W.; Doumbia, M.; Draguez, B.; Duraffour, S.; Enwere, G.; Grais, R.; Gunther, S.; Hossmann, S.; Kondé, M.K.; Kone, S.; Kuisma, E.; Levine, M.M.; Mandal, S.; Norheim, G.; Riveros, X.; Soumah, A.; Trelle, S.; Vicari, A.S.; Watson, C.H.; Kéïta, S.; Kieny, M.P.; Røttingen, J.A.;
2015
Lancet
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.;
2015
Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A
Potential for large outbreaks of Ebola virus disease.
Camacho, A. ; Kucharski, A.J. ; Funk, S. ; Breman, J. ; Piot, P. ; Edmunds, W.J. ;
2014
Epidemics
Assessing Optimal Target Populations for Influenza Vaccination Programmes: An Evidence Synthesis and Modelling Study.
Baguelin, M. ; Flasche, S. ; Camacho, A. ; Demiris, N. ; Miller, E. ; Edmunds, W.J. ;
2013
PLoS Med
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