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Dr Sebastian Funk

PhD

Associate Professor
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

Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology
Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health

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

The contribution of asymptomatic SARS-CoV-2 infections to transmission on the Diamond Princess cruise ship.
Emery JC; Russell TW; Liu Y; Hellewell J; Pearson CA; CMMID COVID-19 Working Group; Atkins KE; Klepac P; Endo A; Jarvis CI
2020
eLife
Bias correction methods for test-negative designs in the presence of misclassification.
Endo A; Funk S; Kucharski AJ
2020
Epidemiology and infection
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
2020
Wellcome Open Research
Using a real-world network to model localized COVID-19 control strategies.
Firth JA; Hellewell J; Klepac P; Kissler S; CMMID COVID-19 Working Group; Kucharski AJ; Spurgin LG
2020
Nature medicine
Changing travel patterns in China during the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Gibbs H; Liu Y; Pearson CAB; Jarvis CI; Grundy C; Quilty BJ; Diamond C; LSHTM CMMID COVID-19 working group; Eggo RM
2020
Nature communications
Estimation of Rift Valley fever virus spillover to humans during the Mayotte 2018-2019 epidemic.
Métras R; Edmunds WJ; Youssouffi C; Dommergues L; Fournié G; Camacho A; Funk S; Cardinale E; Le Godais G; Combo S
2020
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
The effect of travel restrictions on the geographical spread of COVID-19 between large cities in China: a modelling study.
Quilty BJ; Diamond C; Liu Y; Gibbs H; Russell TW; Jarvis CI; Prem K; Pearson CAB; Clifford S; Flasche S
2020
BMC medicine
Key questions for modelling COVID-19 exit strategies.
Thompson RN; Hollingsworth TD; Isham V; Arribas-Bel D; Ashby B; Britton T; Challenor P; Chappell LHK; Clapham H; Cunniffe NJ
2020
Proceedings. Biological sciences
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