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Dr Flavio Finger

BSc MSc PhD

Research Fellow
in Epidemiological Modelling

Room
107

LSHTM
Keppel Street
London
WC1E 7HT
United Kingdom

My work focuses on the development and application of spatially explicit models of infectious disease outbreaks, especially cholera. I am specifically interested in real-time outbreak analysis and forecasting, the spatial dynamics of disease spread, the influence of environmental drivers such as rainfall, floods and droughts on outbreaks, and in using models to answer tangible public health questions.

I am holding an Early PostDoc Mobility Fellowship from the Swiss National Science Foundation and am based at the Centre for the Mathemathical Modelling of Infectious Diseases at LSHTM. Previously I have completed a PhD about the Spatially explicit modelling of cholera epidemics at EPFL (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne - École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne). I also hold an MSc in Environmental Engineering and Sciences from EPFL and have worked on projects in hydrology, hydrological modelling, sanitary engineering and flood management for companies and international NGOs. During my studies I have spent two semesters at IIT Delhi in India. I am fluent in English, German, French and Italian.

Google Scholar Profile

ORCID Profile: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-8613-5170

Affiliations

Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology
Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health

Centres

Mathematical Modelling of Infectious Diseases
Health in Humanitarian Crises Centre

Research

Research Area
Statistical methods
Vaccines
Water
Disease control
Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
Mobile technologies
Outbreaks
Spatial analysis
Modelling
Discipline
Epidemiology
GIS/Spatial analysis
Mathematical modelling
Engineering
Disease and Health Conditions
Diarrhoeal diseases
Infectious disease
Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs)

Selected Publications

The potential impact of case-area targeted interventions in response to cholera outbreaks: A modeling study.
Finger, F. ; Bertuzzo, E. ; Luquero, F.J. ; Naibei, N. ; Touré, B. ; Allan, M. ; Porten, K. ; Lessler, J. ; Rinaldo, A. ; Azman, A.S. ;
2018
PLoS Med
Real-time projections of cholera outbreaks through data assimilation and rainfall forecasting
Pasetto, D.; Finger, F.; Rinaldo, A.; Bertuzzo, E.
2017
Advances in Water Resources
Mobile phone data highlights the role of mass gatherings in the spreading of cholera outbreaks.
Finger, F. ; Genolet, T. ; Mari, L. ; de Magny, G.C. ; Manga, N.M. ; Rinaldo, A. ; Bertuzzo, E. ;
2016
Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A
On the probability of extinction of the Haiti cholera epidemic
Bertuzzo, E.; Finger, F.; Mari, L.; Gatto, M.; Rinaldo, A.
2016
Stochastic Environmental Research and Risk Assessment
On the predictive ability of mechanistic models for the Haitian cholera epidemic.
Mari, L. ; Bertuzzo, E. ; Finger, F. ; Casagrandi, R. ; Gatto, M. ; Rinaldo, A. ;
2015
J R Soc Interface
Glucose- but not rice-based oral rehydration therapy enhances the production of virulence determinants in the human pathogen Vibrio cholerae.
Kühn, J. ; Finger, F. ; Bertuzzo, E. ; Borgeaud, S. ; Gatto, M. ; Rinaldo, A. ; Blokesch, M. ;
2014
PLoS Negl Trop Dis
Cholera in the Lake Kivu region (DRC): Integrating remote sensing and spatially explicit epidemiological modeling
Finger, F.; Knox, A.; Bertuzzo, E.; Mari, L.; Bompangue, D.; Gatto, M.; Rodriguez‐Iturbe, I.; Rinaldo, A.
2014
Water Resources Research
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