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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

Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health
Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology

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

covid19-forecast-hub-europe/covid19-forecast-hub-europe
actions-user; Sherratt K; Gruson H; Funk S; Bracher J; BIOCOM-SC; Walraven R; miraanto; h-veronika; Rodiah I
2022
Climate-sensitive disease outbreaks in the aftermath of extreme climatic events: A scoping review
Alcayna T; Fletcher I; Gibb R; Tremblay L; Funk S; Rao B; Lowe R
2022
One Earth
epiforecasts/scoringutils
Bosse N; Abbott S; Reich NG; Funk S
2022
Evaluation of individual and ensemble probabilistic forecasts of COVID-19 mortality in the United States.
Cramer EY; Ray EL; Lopez VK; Bracher J; Brennen A; Castro Rivadeneira AJ; Gerding A; Gneiting T; House KH; Huang Y
2022
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
Generation time of the alpha and delta SARS-CoV-2 variants: an epidemiological analysis.
Hart WS; Miller E; Andrews NJ; Waight P; Maini PK; Funk S; Thompson RN
2022
The Lancet. Infectious diseases
Measuring the unknown: An estimator and simulation study for assessing case reporting during epidemics.
Jarvis CI; Gimma A; Finger F; Morris TP; Thompson JA; le Polain de Waroux O; Edmunds WJ; Funk S; Jombart T
2022
PLoS Comput Biol
Collaborative Hubs: Making the Most of Predictive Epidemic Modeling.
Reich NG; Lessler J; Funk S; Viboud C; Vespignani A; Tibshirani RJ; Shea K; Schienle M; Runge MC; Rosenfeld R
2022
American journal of public health
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