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Sebastian Funk

Professor
of Infectious Disease Dynamics and Wellcome Trust Senior Research Fellow

Room
Room 113

LSHTM
Keppel Street
London
WC1E 7HT
United Kingdom

Tel.
+44 (0)20 7927 2209

My work revolves around statistical methods, often using mathematical models of infectious disease dynamics, applied to questions around public health. I am interested in the emergence, evolution and spread of infectious diseases, with a particular interest in the dynamic interaction of diseases with behavioural, societal and environmental factors, as well as strategies for disease eradication.

Affiliations

Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health
Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology

Centres

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

Research

My main current line of research is on real-time modelling and forecasting during outbreaks to aid decision making, funded by a Wellcome Trust Senior Research Fellowship.

Research Area
Statistical methods
Modelling
Discipline
Epidemiology
Mathematics
Mathematical modelling
Disease and Health Conditions
Infectious disease
Measles
African trypanosomiasis
Dengue
Emerging Infectious Disease

Selected Publications

Estimated transmissibility and impact of SARS-CoV-2 lineage B.1.1.7 in England.
Davies NG; Abbott S; Barnard RC; Jarvis CI; Kucharski AJ; Munday JD; Pearson CAB; Russell TW; Tully DC; Washburne AD
2021
Science (New York, N.Y.)
Implication of backward contact tracing in the presence of overdispersed transmission in COVID-19 outbreaks
Endo A; Leclerc QJ; Knight GM; Medley GF; Atkins KE; Funk S; Kucharski AJ
2021
Wellcome Open Research
Interactions between timing and transmissibility explain diverse flavivirus dynamics in Fiji.
Henderson AD; Kama M; Aubry M; Hue S; Teissier A; Naivalu T; Bechu VD; Kailawadoko J; Rabukawaqa I; Sahukhan A
2021
Nature communications
The impact of local and national restrictions in response to COVID-19 on social contacts in England: a longitudinal natural experiment.
Jarvis CI; Gimma A; van Zandvoort K; Wong KLM; CMMID COVID-19 working group; Edmunds WJ
2021
BMC medicine
Analysis of temporal trends in potential COVID-19 cases reported through NHS Pathways England.
Leclerc QJ; Nightingale ES; Abbott S; CMMID COVID-19 Working Group; Jombart T
2021
Scientific reports
Global and national estimates of the number of healthcare workers at high risk of SARS-CoV-2 infection.
McCarthy CV; Sandmann FG; CMMID COVID-19 Working Group; Jit M
2021
The Journal of hospital infection
Implications of the school-household network structure on SARS-CoV-2 transmission under school reopening strategies in England.
Munday JD; Sherratt K; Meakin S; Endo A; Pearson CAB; Hellewell J; Abbott S; Bosse NI; CMMID COVID-19 Working Group; Atkins KE
2021
Nature communications
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