School of Public Health

Infectious Disease Epidemiology

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Simulation of the first 240 days of an influenza pandemic starting in rural Thailand

Simulation of the first 240 days of an influenza pandemic starting in rural Thailand

The Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, headed by Professor Neil M Ferguson OBE FMedSci, carries out world class research into a wide variety of infectious diseases and pathogens, including:

The Department is located at the St. Mary's campus. It promotes interdisciplinary research in the epidemiology, population biology, evolution and control of infectious diseases. 

Hosted initiatives:

MRC Centre for Outbreak Analysis and Modelling

MRC outbreaks

Director: Professor Neil M. Ferguson OBE FMedSci
Its mission is to be an international resource and centre of excellence for research on the epidemiological analysis and modelling of novel infectious disease outbreaks.

Partnership for Child Development

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Director: Dr Lesley Drake
The Partnership for Child Development (PCD) works with governments, communities and agencies to enable effective and sustainable SHN programmes to be delivered to millions of children around the world.

Schistosomiasis Control Initiative (SCI)

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Director: Professor Alan Fenwick OBE
After a £20m award from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation’s Global Health Programme, the SCI has been working to deliver treatment for schistosomiasis and intestinal worms to millions of sub-Saharan Africans at high risk of serious disease.

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