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Dr Finn McQuaid

PhD

Assistant Professor
in Infectious Disease Epidemiology

Room
Room 104b

LSHTM
Keppel Street
London
WC1E 7HT
United Kingdom

I am mathematical modeller, with experience in modelling infectious diseases in a range of settings. I am the TB Modelling and Analysis Consortium (TB MAC) Secretariat Epidemiologist, involved in developing guidance and resources for country-level TB modelling to support decision-making, and facilitating coordination between international funders and stakeholders. I am also a member of the TB Modelling Group, researching drug-resistant tuberculosis, treatment adherence and the impact of COVID-19 on TB. I am currently co-director of the TB Centre.

I gained a BSc (hons) in Mathematics from Rhodes University, South Africa, and was awarded a Commonwealth Scholarship to study for an MSc and subsequent PhD in Mathematical Biology at the University of Bath. Before joining LSHTM I worked on global food security at Rothamsted Research, developing spatially-explicit models for the control of cassava diseases in sub-Saharan Africa.

Affiliations

Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health
Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology

Centres

Centre for the Mathematical Modelling of Infectious Diseases (CMMID)
TB Centre
Antimicrobial Resistance Centre (AMR)

Teaching

I am a module organiser for the Distance Learning module Modelling and the Dynamics of Infectious Diseases (EPM302), and teach on this course, the Introduction to Infectious Disease Modelling and its Applications short course, and Applied Communicable Disease Control

Research

Research Area
Modelling
Discipline
Epidemiology
Mathematical modelling
Disease and Health Conditions
Tuberculosis
Country
Ethiopia
Region
World

Selected Publications

Ongoing challenges to understanding multidrug and rifampicin-resistant tuberculosis in children versus adults.
McQuaid CF; Cohen T; Dean AS; Houben RMGJ; Knight GM; Zignol M; White RG
2020
European Respiratory Journal
The risk of multidrug- or rifampicin-resistance in males versus females with tuberculosis.
McQuaid CF; Horton KC; Dean AS; Knight GM; White RG
2020
The European respiratory journal
The potential impact of COVID-19-related disruption on tuberculosis burden.
McQuaid CF; McCreesh N; Read JM; Sumner T; CMMID COVID-19 Working Group; Houben RMGJ; White RG; Harris RC
2020
The European respiratory journal
Spotting the old foe-revisiting the case definition for TB.
Houben RMGJ; Esmail H; Emery JC; Joslyn LR; McQuaid CF; Menzies NA; Sanz J; Shrestha S; White RG; Yang C
2019
Lancet Respiratory Medicine
Global burden of latent multidrug-resistant tuberculosis: trends and estimates based on mathematical modelling.
Knight GM; McQuaid CF; Dodd PJ; Houben RMGJ
2019
Lancet Infectious Diseases
Improving the quality of modelling evidence used for tuberculosis policy evaluation.
Menzies NA; McQuaid CF; Gomez GB; Siroka A; Glaziou P; Floyd K; White RG; Houben RMGJ
2019
The international journal of tuberculosis and lung disease
Guidance for country-level TB modelling
World Health Organization; TB Modelling and Analysis Consortium; Menzies NA; McQuaid CF; Gomez Guillen G; Houben RMGJ
2018
Considering behaviour to ensure the success of a disease control strategy.
McQuaid CF; Gilligan CA; van den Bosch F
2017
Royal Society open science
Spatial dynamics and control of a crop pathogen with mixed-mode transmission.
McQuaid CF; van den Bosch F; Szyniszewska A; Alicai T; Pariyo A; Chikoti PC; Gilligan CA
2017
PLoS computational biology
Cassava brown streak disease and the sustainability of a clean seed system.
McQuaid CF; Sseruwagi P; Pariyo A; van den Bosch F
2015
Plant pathology
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