Dr T Deirdre Hollingsworth
School of Public Health
St Mary's Campus
Dr Deirdre Hollingsworth
I am an infectious disease epidemiologist who uses mathematical models and statistical analysis to study the evolution and transmission dynamics of infections with the aim of informing the design of more effective control interventions. My current research areas a group of intestinal worms (soil transmitted helminths or STHs) which affect a large number of children and adults in low income settings and the transmission of HIV in both Africa and European/North American settings.
I am an assistant professor in epidemiology at the University of Warwick where I have a joint appointment between the Mathematics Institute, the School of Life Sciences and the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine. As a previous member of the MRC Centre for Outbreak Analysis and Modelling in the Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology I worked on influenza, SARS, HIV, malaria and soil transmitted helminths. I have ongoing collaborations with several members of the Department, where I am an Honorary Lecturer. Previously I held an Imperial College Junior Research Fellowship in infectious disease epidemiology.
- Anderson RM; Truscott JE; Pullan R; Brooker S; Hollingsworth TD. (2013). How Effective Is School-Based Deworming for the Community-Wide Control of Soil-Transmitted Helminths?. PLOS NTDS. 2:e2027. Publisher weblink DOI.
- Anderson R; Hollingsworth TD; Truscott J; Brooker S. (28 Jan 2012). Optimisation of mass chemotherapy to control soil-transmitted helminth infection. Lancet. 379:289-290. Author weblink DOI.
- Hollingsworth TD; Klinkenberg D; Heesterbeek H; Anderson RM. (2011). Mitigation strategies for pandemic influenza A: balancing conflicting policy objectives. PLoS Comput Biol. 7:e1001076. Author weblink DOI Open Access copy.
- Hollingsworth TD; Laeyendecker O; Shirreff G; Donnelly CA; Serwadda D; Wawer MJ; Kiwanuka N; Nalugoda F; et alCollinson-Streng A; Ssempijja V; Hanage WP; Quinn TC; Gray RH; Fraser C. (May 2010). HIV-1 transmitting couples have similar viral load set-points in Rakai, Uganda. PLoS Pathog. 6:e1000876. Author weblink DOI Open Access copy.
- Griffin JT; Hollingsworth TD; Okell LC; Churcher TS; White M; Hinsley W; Bousema T; Drakeley CJ; et alFerguson NM; Basáñez MG; Ghani AC. (2010). Reducing Plasmodium falciparum malaria transmission in Africa: a model-based evaluation of intervention strategies. PLoS Med. 7. Author weblink DOI Open Access copy.
- Fraser C; Donnelly CA; Cauchemez S; Hanage WP; Van Kerkhove MD; Hollingsworth TD; Griffin J; Baggaley RF; et alJenkins HE; Lyons EJ; Jombart T; Hinsley WR; Grassly NC; Balloux F; Ghani AC; Ferguson NM; Rambaut A; Pybus OG; Lopez-Gatell H; Alpuche-Aranda CM; Bojorquez Chapela I; Palacios Zavala E; Espejo Guevara DM; Checchi F; Garcia E; Hugonnet S; Roth C. (19 Jun 2009). Pandemic Potential of a Strain of Influenza A (H1N1): Early Findings. SCIENCE. 324:1557-1561. Author weblink DOI.
- Hollingsworth TD; Anderson RM; Fraser C. (1 Sep 2008). HIV-1 transmission, by stage of infection. J Infect Dis. 198:687-693. Author weblink DOI Open Access copy.
- Bezemer D; de WF; Boerlijst MC; van SA; Hollingsworth TD; Prins M; Geskus RB; Gras L; et alCoutinho RA; Fraser C. (31 May 2008). A resurgent HIV-1 epidemic among men who have sex with men in the era of potent antiretroviral therapy. AIDS. 22:1071-1077. Author weblink DOI.
- Fraser C; Hollingsworth TD; Chapman R; de Wolf F; Hanage WP. (30 Oct 2007). Variation in HIV-1 set-point viral load: epidemiological analysis and an evolutionary hypothesis. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 104:17441-17446. Author weblink DOI.
- Hollingsworth TD; Ferguson NM; Anderson RM. (Sep 2007). Frequent travelers and rate of spread of epidemics. Emerg Infect Dis. 13:1288-1294. Publisher weblink DOI Open Access copy.
- Hollingsworth TD; Ferguson NM; Anderson RM. (May 2006). Will travel restrictions control the international spread of pandemic influenza?. Nat Med. 12:497-499. Author weblink DOI.