Dr Flavio Finger
BSc MSc PhD
in Epidemiological Modelling
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.