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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 research 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. Most of my current work is applied to real-time modelling and forecasting during outbreaks to aid decision making, funded by a Wellcome Trust Senior Research Fellowship and highlighted on the Epiforecasts group page.

Affiliations

Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology
Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health

Centres

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

Research

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

A review and agenda for integrated disease models including social and behavioural factors.
Bedson J; Skrip LA; Pedi D; Abramowitz S; Carter S; Jalloh MF; Funk S; Gobat N; Giles-Vernick T; Chowell G
2021
Nature human behaviour
Changes in in-hospital mortality in the first wave of COVID-19: a multicentre prospective observational cohort study using the WHO Clinical Characterisation Protocol UK.
Docherty AB; Mulholland RH; Lone NI; Cheyne CP; De Angelis D; Diaz-Ordaz K; Donegan C; Drake TM; Dunning J; Funk S
2021
The Lancet. Respiratory medicine
CoMix: Changes in social contacts as measured by the contact survey during the COVID-19 pandemic in England between March 2020 and March 2021
Gimma A; Munday J; Wong KLM; Coletti P; van Zandvoort K; Prem K; Klepac P; Rubin J; Funk S; Edmunds J
2021
The potential for vaccination-induced herd immunity against the SARS-CoV-2 B.1.1.7 variant.
Hodgson D; Flasche S; Jit M; Kucharski AJ; CMMID COVID-19 Working Group; Centre for Mathematical Modelling of Infectious Disease (CMMID)
2021
Eurosurveillance
Exploring surveillance data biases when estimating the reproduction number: with insights into subpopulation transmission of COVID-19 in England.
Sherratt K; Abbott S; Meakin SR; Hellewell J; Munday JD; Bosse N; CMMID COVID-19 Working Group; Jit M; Funk S
2021
Philosophical transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological sciences
Genomic reconstruction of the SARS-CoV-2 epidemic across England from September 2020 to May 2021
Vöhringer HS; Sanderson T; Sinnott M; De Maio N; Nguyen T; Goater R; Schwach F; Harrison I; Hellewell J; Ariani C
2021
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