Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology

Head of Department
Department Research Degree Co-ordinator
Department Research Degree Co-ordinator
Department Research Degree Co-ordinator
Department Manager (Maternity Cover)
Research Degree Facilitator
Research Degree Facilitator

Tel: +44(0)20 7927 2272

The Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology (IDE) hosts a diverse range of researchers primarily in the field of infectious diseases. The department’s original focus on epidemiology of infectious disease has evolved to include areas of statistical analysis, disease modelling, maternal and neonatal health, mental health and humanitarian crises. Our research activities are carried out in low, middle and high income regions and countries. IDE research ranges from ecological studies of variations in disease frequency in different populations, through observational case-control and cohort studies to define risk factors for disease, to randomised controlled trials to test the impact of specific preventive and curative interventions. Much of our work is used to provide evidence to support policy decision making. Mathematical modelling is a particular strength in this area.

IDE has over 195 staff organised in a group structure: the Modelling Group, Maternal & Newborn Health Group, MRC Tropical Epidemiology Group and the Vaccine, Outbreaks and Humanitarian Crises Group. IDE has an active research degree training programme (PhD, DrPH) with approximately 90 registered students from across the globe.  

Publications by department staff can be viewed in the School’s online repository.   


Epidemiological evaluation of vaccines: efficacy, safety and policy
Introductory Course in Epidemiology & Medical Statistics
Introduction to Infectious Disease Modelling and Its Applications
Vaccinology for Public Health and Clinical Practice in the 21st century
Casual Inference in Epidemiology: Recent Methodological Developments
The Lancet Maternal Health Series: Global Research & Evidence 

Department staff & research students