A population ecologist by training, her research focuses on developing mathematical models to understand the eco-evolutionary, demographic and environmental drivers of seasonal epidemics and (re) emerging diseases
I'm a disease ecologist with a focus on ecology and evolution of infectious diseases.
My lab focuses on the ecology of infectious diseases in humans and other animals. Our research agenda seeks to understand the dynamics of biological populations and epidemics, focusing on how to bring experimental and observational data together with mathematical theory. The majority of my body of work has been on vaccine preventable diseases dynamics, with a view to understanding fundamental processes in ecology and evolution. The lab ongoing research falls into the following themes: (i) pathogen evolution and phylodynamics; (ii) seasonal disease transmission; (iii) anthropogenic effects (e.g. vaccines); (iv) adaptive behavior.
- population ecologist by training; development of mathematical models to understand the eco-evolutionary, demographic, and environmental drivers of seasonal epidemics and (re) emerging diseases
- Epidemiology, prevention and control of (re)-emerging infectious diseases
- Mathematical models of transmission
- Bayesian inference