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Dr Sebastian Funk

PhD

Associate Professor
of Infectious Disease Epidemiology 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 mathematical models of infectious disease dynamics, with the goal of improving 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

Mathematical Modelling of Infectious Diseases

Research

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

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 impact of control strategies and behavioural changes on the elimination of Ebola from Lofa County, Liberia.
Funk, S. ; Ciglenecki, I. ; Tiffany, A. ; Gignoux, E. ; Camacho, A. ; Eggo, R.M. ; Kucharski, A.J. ; Edmunds, W.J. ; Bolongei, J. ; Azuma, P. ; Clement, P. ; Alpha, T.S. ; Sterk, E. ; Telfer, B. ; Engel, G. ; Parker, L.A. ; Suzuki, M. ; Heijenberg, N. ; Reeder, B. ;
2017
Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci
High Zika Virus Seroprevalence in Salvador, Northeastern Brazil Limits the Potential for Further Outbreaks.
Netto, E.M. ; Moreira-Soto, A. ; Pedroso, C. ; Höser, C. ; Funk, S. ; Kucharski, A.J. ; Rockstroh, A. ; Kümmerer, B.M. ; Sampaio, G.S. ; Luz, E. ; Vaz, S.N. ; Dias, J.P. ; Bastos, F.A. ; Cabral, R. ; Kistemann, T. ; Ulbert, S. ; de Lamballerie, X. ; Jaenisch, T. ; Brady, O.J. ; Drosten, C. ; Sarno, M. ; Brites, C. ; Drexler, J.F. ;
2017
MBio
Comparative Analysis of Dengue and Zika Outbreaks Reveals Differences by Setting and Virus.
Funk, S. ; Kucharski, A.J. ; Camacho, A. ; Eggo, R.M. ; Yakob, L. ; Murray, L.M. ; Edmunds, W.J. ;
2016
PLoS Negl Trop Dis
Real-time forecasting of infectious disease dynamics with a stochastic semi-mechanistic model.
Funk, S. ; Camacho, A. ; Kucharski, A.J. ; Eggo, R.M. ; Edmunds, W.J. ;
2016
Epidemics
Modeling infectious disease dynamics in the complex landscape of global health.
Heesterbeek, H. ; Anderson, R.M. ; Andreasen, V. ; Bansal, S. ; De Angelis, D. ; Dye, C. ; Eames, K.T. ; Edmunds, W.J. ; Frost, S.D. ; Funk, S. ; Hollingsworth, T.D. ; House, T. ; Isham, V. ; Klepac, P. ; Lessler, J. ; Lloyd-Smith, J.O. ; Metcalf, C.J. ; Mollison, D. ; Pellis, L. ; Pulliam, J.R. ; Roberts, M.G. ; Viboud, C. ; Isaac Newton Institute IDD Collaboration, . ;
2015
Science
Modelling the influence of human behaviour on the spread of infectious diseases: a review.
Funk, S. ; Salathé, M. ; Jansen, V.A. ;
2010
J R Soc Interface
The spread of awareness and its impact on epidemic outbreaks.
Funk, S. ; Gilad, E. ; Watkins, C. ; Jansen, V.A. ;
2009
Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A
See all Dr Sebastian Funk's Publications