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Dr Stefan Flasche

PhD

Associate Professor

Room
107

LSHTM
Keppel Street
London
WC1E 7HT
United Kingdom

Tel.
+44 (0)20 7958 8272

I have a diploma (masters equivalent) in mathematics from the Technische Universitaet in Berlin and did my PhD in mathematical modelling of infectious diseases with Strathclyde University and Public Health England. Since my PhD years I have been fascinated by the complexities and challenges of pneumococcal vaccination which has been my main focus of work. As of 2018 my research in this area is funded through a Sir Henry Dale Wellcome Trust Fellowship.

I have also been frequently following related interest, in particular for outbreak response (swine flu and ebola) and adivising WHO on modelling (including dengue and malaria). I currently serve on WHO's Strategic Advisory Group of Experts on Immunisation's (WHO SAGE) working group on pneumococcal conjugate vaccines and on the WHO SAGE working group on dengue vaccine as well on the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation's (JCVI) pneumococcal subgroup.

Affiliations

Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology
Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health

Centres

Mathematical Modelling of Infectious Diseases
Vaccine Centre

Teaching

I teach on both the modelling short course and the MSc module, on STEPH and ECCD and I co-organise and teach on the short course on epidemiological evaluation of vaccines. I supervise two to three Master student summer project each year and a number of PhD projects. I am also departmental research degree coordinator. 

Research

My main research area is the evaluation and optimisation of vaccine interventions for S. pneumoniae through mathematical models. Despite the success of pneumococcal vaccines in substantially reducing the pneumococcal disease burden worldwide serotype replacement has mitigated potentially larger impact. I work with local and international collaborators to help better understand how to use existing pneumococcal vaccine more efficiently, ie reducing cost and maximising impact, and to help designing optimal future vaccine formulations.

My other interests include real-time evaluation of pandemic flu and ebola during outbreak situations as well as assessing and predicting the impact of vaccines against seasonal influenza, HiB, varicella zoster, melioidosis, non-typhoid salmonella, RSV, hand foot and mouth disease, malaria and dengue.

Research Area
Child health
Economic evaluation
Infectious disease policy
Public health
Vaccines
Bayesian Analysis
Disease control
Global Health
Immunisation
Outbreaks
Modelling
Discipline
Epidemiology
Mathematical modelling
Disease and Health Conditions
Infectious disease
Meningitis
Pandemic diseases
Emerging Infectious Disease
Influenza
Respiratory disease
Region
World

Selected Publications

Within-host dynamics shape antibiotic resistance in commensal bacteria.
Davies NG; Flasche S; Jit M; Atkins KE
2019
Nature ecology & evolution
Sustaining pneumococcal vaccination after transitioning from Gavi support: a modelling and cost-effectiveness study in Kenya
Ojal J; Griffiths U; Hammitt LL; Adetifa I; Akech D; Tabu C; Scott A; Flasche S
2019
Lancet Global Health
Sensitivity and negative predictive value for a rapid dengue test.
Flasche S; Smith PG
2019
The Lancet. Infectious diseases
Efficacy of live oral rotavirus vaccines by duration of follow-up: a meta-regression of randomised controlled trials.
Clark A; van Zandvoort K; Flasche S; Sanderson C; Bines J; Tate J; Parashar U; Jit M
2019
LANCET INFECTIOUS DISEASES
Balancing benefits and risks of antibiotic use.
Flasche S; Atkins KE
2018
The Journal of infectious diseases
Deliberations of the Strategic Advisory Group of Experts on Immunization on the use of CYD-TDV dengue vaccine.
Wilder-Smith A; Hombach J; Ferguson N; Selgelid M; O'Brien K; Vannice K; Barrett A; Ferdinand E; Flasche S; Guzman M
2018
The Lancet infectious diseases
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