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Dr Rosalind Eggo

Associate Professor

Room
107

LSHTM
Keppel Street
London
WC1E 7HT
United Kingdom

I work as an infectious disease modeller in public health epidemiology. I received my PhD in infectious disease modelling from Imperial College London, and worked at The University of Texas at Austin, before joining the School in May 2015.

My research interests are in the role of population heterogeneity in epidemics in acquisition of infection and in the likelihood of severe outcomes. I study epidemic mitigation strategies, especially via vaccination planning and evaluation. I have a keen interest in the use of electronic health records, and am an active member of the OpenSAFELY research consortium.

I mostly focus on respiratory virues including Covid-19, influenza and others, but also work on outbreak-prone infections such as Ebola virus disease, as well as theoretical aspects of disease transmission and control. 

Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, I have worked extensively on understanding transmission dynamics, and in the design of interventions and responses for epidemics in the UK and internationally. I am a co-lead of the Epiverse-TRACE software initiative to build tools for better epidemic and outbreak response.

As well as research, I enjoy communicating science to people, and have participated in many outreach activities, such as contributing to the Royal Institution Christmas Lectures in 2019, doing a talk at TEDxThessaloniki in 2018 (video here), and other sorts of activities (Let's play video, RI Apocalypse event, Web App for modelling).

Affiliations

Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology
Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health

Centres

Centre for the Mathematical Modelling of Infectious Diseases (CMMID)
Vaccine Centre

Teaching

I've completed LSHTM teaching qualificaitions and am an Associate Fellow of the HEA. At LSHTM, I teach on modelling short courses, face-to-face modules, and on distance learning courses in mathematical modelling.

I am one of the short-course organisers of a 3-day short course in modelling in R: https://www.lshtm.ac.uk/study/courses/short-courses/modern-techniques-disease-modelling

I supervise MSc student summer projects in modelling, usually from MSc Epidemiology, but also CID, and Med Stats.

I also currently supervise 3 excellent PhD students. I am happy to hear from interested students looking to do a PhD in modelling.

Research

I run a study on Long Covid called OpenPROMPT with Emily Herrett to understand the impact of Long Covid on individuals and the health system.

In 2018 I received an HDR UK Innovation Fellowship, to study the dynamics of respiratory viruses and the impact on those with chronic lung diseases like asthma and COPD.

I am part of the OpenSAFELY consortium to harness NHS data for COVID-19 response in the UK.

Research Area
Clinical trials
Health care policy
Infectious disease policy
Public health
Vaccines
Bayesian Analysis
Disease control
Equity
Global Health
Methodology
Outbreaks
Modelling
Discipline
Epidemiology
Mathematical modelling
Disease and Health Conditions
Infectious disease
Pandemic diseases
Asthma
Emerging Infectious Disease
Influenza
Respiratory disease
Zoonotic disease

Selected Publications

Ethnic differences in the indirect impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on clinical monitoring and hospitalisations for non-COVID conditions in England: An observational cohort study using OpenSAFELY
Costello RE; Tazare J; Piehlmaier D; Herrett E; Parker EPK; Zheng B; Mansfield KE; Henderson AD; Carreira H; Bidulka P
2023
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
Modelling the medium-term dynamics of SARS-CoV-2 transmission in England in the Omicron era.
Barnard RC; Davies NG; Centre for Mathematical Modelling of Infectious Diseases COVID-1; Jit M; Edmunds WJ
2022
Nature Communications
Inferring risks of coronavirus transmission from community household data.
House T; Riley H; Pellis L; Pouwels KB; Bacon S; Eidukas A; Jahanshahi K; Eggo RM; Sarah Walker A
2022
Statistical methods in medical research
kevinvzandvoort/espicc-somaliland-digaale-survey-2019
van zandvoort K; Bobe MO; Hassan AI; Abdi MI; Ahmed MS; Soleman SM; Warsame MY; Wais MA; Diggle E; McGowan CR
2022
Social contacts and other risk factors for respiratory infections among internally displaced people in Somaliland.
van Zandvoort K; Bobe MO; Hassan AI; Abdi MI; Ahmed MS; Soleman SM; Warsame MY; Wais MA; Diggle E; McGowan CR
2022
Epidemics
Social contacts and other risk factors for respiratory infections among internally displaced people in Somaliland. Data and analyses.
Van Zandvoort K; Bobe MO; Hassan AI; Abdi MI; Ahmed MS; Soleman SM; Warsame MY; Wais MA; Diggle E; Satzke C
2022
Potential health and economic impact of paediatric vaccination using next generation influenza vaccines in Kenya: a modelling study
Waterlow N; Radhakrishnan S; Dawa J; van Leeuwen E; Lambach P; Bresee J; Mazur M; Eggo R; Jit M
2022
medRxiv
Comparative effectiveness of sotrovimab and molnupiravir for prevention of severe covid-19 outcomes in patients in the community: observational cohort study with the OpenSAFELY platform.
Zheng B; Green ACA; Tazare J; Curtis HJ; Fisher L; Nab L; Schultze A; Mahalingasivam V; Parker EPK; Hulme WJ
2022
BMJ (Clinical research ed.)
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