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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

Modelling the medium-term dynamics of SARS-CoV-2 transmission in England in the Omicron era.
Barnard RC; Davies NG; Centre for Mathematical Modelling of Infectious Diseases COVID-1; Jit M; Edmunds WJ
2022
Nature Communications
Comparing human and model-based forecasts of COVID-19 in Germany and Poland.
Bosse NI; Abbott S; Bracher J; Hain H; Quilty BJ; Jit M; Centre for the Mathematical Modelling of Infectious Diseases COVID-19 Working Group; van Leeuwen E; Cori A; Funk S
2022
PLoS computational biology
Heavy-tailed sexual contact networks and monkeypox epidemiology in the global outbreak, 2022.
Endo A; Murayama H; Abbott S; Ratnayake R; Pearson CAB; Edmunds WJ; Fearon E; Funk S
2022
Science (New York, N.Y.)
Simulating respiratory disease transmission within and between classrooms to assess pandemic management strategies at schools.
Endo 遠藤彰 A; CMMID COVID-19 Working Group; Uchida 内田満夫 M; Liu 刘扬 Y; Atkins KE; Kucharski AJ; Funk S
2022
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
The contribution of hospital-acquired infections to the COVID-19 epidemic in England in the first half of 2020
Knight GM; Pham TM; Stimson J; Funk S; Jafari Y; Pople D; Evans S; Yin M; Brown CS; Bhattacharya A
2022
BMC infectious diseases
Comparing trained and untrained probabilistic ensemble forecasts of COVID-19 cases and deaths in the United States.
Ray EL; Brooks LC; Bien J; Biggerstaff M; Bosse NI; Bracher J; Cramer EY; Funk S; Gerding A; Johansson MA
2022
International Journal of Forecasting
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