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Dr Adam Kucharski

MMath PhD

Associate Professor

Room
107

LSHTM
Keppel Street
London
WC1E 7HT
United Kingdom

Tel.
+44 (0)20 7958 8273

My research focuses on the dynamics of infectious diseases. In particular, I am interested in how social behaviour and immunity shape disease transmission, and how knowledge of such processes can enhance control measures. This work is funded by a Wellcome Trust/Royal Society Sir Henry Dale Fellowship.

From 2013–17, I held a Medical Research Council Career Development Award in Biostatistics. Prior to joining the School in October 2013, I was a postdoc at Imperial College London. I have a degree in mathematics from the University of Warwick (2009) and a PhD in applied mathematics from the University of Cambridge (2012).

Affiliations

Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health
Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology

Centres

Mathematical Modelling of Infectious Diseases

Research

Much of my work involves developing new mathematical and statistical approaches to understand the dynamics of infectious disease outbreaks. I am particularly interested in how to combine multiple data sources – including surveillance data, social behaviour studies and novel serological surveys – to uncover transmission dynamics and impact of interventions. This research covers directly transmitted infections like influenza and Ebola as well as arboviruses like dengue and Zika.

Public engagement is also an important part of my work: as well as running events in schools, museums and festivals, I have worked on several projects linking citizen science with large-scale data collection.

Research Area
Bayesian Analysis
Discipline
Epidemiology
Mathematical modelling
Statistics
Disease and Health Conditions
Infectious disease
Dengue
Emerging Infectious Disease
Influenza
Zoonotic disease

Selected Publications

Using paired serology and surveillance data to quantify dengue transmission and control during a large outbreak in Fiji.
Kucharski, A.J. ; Kama, M. ; Watson, C.H. ; Aubry, M. ; Funk, S. ; Henderson, A.D. ; Brady, O.J. ; Vanhomwegen, J. ; Manuguerra, J.C. ; Lau, C.L. ; Edmunds, W.J. ; Aaskov, J. ; Nilles, E.J. ; Cao-Lormeau, V.M. ; Hué, S. ; Hibberd, M.L. ;
2018
Elife
Timescales of influenza A/H3N2 antibody dynamics.
Kucharski, A.J. ; Lessler, J. ; Cummings, D.A.T. ; Riley, S. ;
2018
PLoS Biol
Transmission Dynamics of Zika Virus in Island Populations: A Modelling Analysis of the 2013-14 French Polynesia Outbreak.
Kucharski, A.J. ; Funk, S. ; Eggo, R.M. ; Mallet, H.P. ; Edmunds, W.J. ; Nilles, E.J. ;
2016
PLoS Negl Trop Dis
Measuring the impact of Ebola control measures in Sierra Leone.
Kucharski, A.J.; Camacho, A.; Flasche, S.; Glover, R.E.; Edmunds, W.J.; Funk, S.;
2015
Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A
The contribution of social behaviour to the transmission of influenza a in a human population.
Kucharski, A.J. ; Kwok, K.O. ; Wei, V.W. ; Cowling, B.J. ; Read, J.M. ; Lessler, J. ; Cummings, D.A. ; Riley, S. ;
2014
PLoS Pathog
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