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Dr Rosalind Eggo

Assistant 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 general research interests are in the role of population heterogeneity in epidemics, and vaccination planning and evaluation. I work on influenza, respiratory viruses, Ebola virus disease, zika, and theoretical aspects of disease transmission and control. 

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

Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health
Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology

Centres

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

Teaching

I completed Module 1 of PGCILT in 2018, 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 three short-course organisers of a new 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 supervise 3 excellent PhD students. Please contact me if you are looking to do a PhD in modelling.

Research

My work involves studying how infectious diseases spread between individuals, and how to design efficient vaccination strategies to mitigate outbreaks and epidemics.

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 also study the transmission of Ebola virus disease, especially examining recent outbreaks such as in West Africa and DRC. I develop models that can help determine optimal vaccination deployment schemes in the event of a new EVD outbreak, as well as methods for assessing new vaccines during outbreaks. 

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

Strategies to reduce the risk of SARS-CoV-2 re-introduction from international travellers
Clifford S; Quilty B; Russell T; Liu Y; Chan Y-WD; Pearson C; Eggo R; Endo A; Flasche S; Edmunds J
2020
Seasonal influenza vaccination in Kenya: an economic evaluation using dynamic transmission modelling.
Dawa J; Emukule GO; Barasa E; Widdowson MA; Anzala O; van Leeuwen E; Baguelin M; Chaves SS; Eggo RM
2020
BMC medicine
The contribution of asymptomatic SARS-CoV-2 infections to transmission on the Diamond Princess cruise ship.
Emery JC; Russell TW; Liu Y; Hellewell J; Pearson CA; CMMID COVID-19 Working Group; Knight GM; Eggo RM; Kucharski AJ; Funk S
2020
eLife
Using a real-world network to model localized COVID-19 control strategies.
Firth JA; Hellewell J; Klepac P; Kissler S; CMMID COVID-19 Working Group; Kucharski AJ; Spurgin LG
2020
Nature medicine
The effect of travel restrictions on the geographical spread of COVID-19 between large cities in China: a modelling study.
Quilty BJ; Diamond C; Liu Y; Gibbs H; Russell TW; Jarvis CI; Prem K; Pearson CAB; Clifford S; Flasche S
2020
BMC medicine
Optimising social mixing strategies to mitigate the impact of COVID-19 in six European countries: a mathematical modelling study
Ragonnet R; Briffoteaux G; Williams B; Savulescu J; Segal M; Abayawardana M; Eggo R; Tuyttens D; Melab N; Marais B
2020
Key questions for modelling COVID-19 exit strategies.
Thompson RN; Hollingsworth TD; Isham V; Arribas-Bel D; Ashby B; Britton T; Challenor P; Chappell LHK; Clapham H; Cunniffe NJ
2020
Proceedings. Biological sciences
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