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Dr Petra Klepac

PhD

Assistant Professor
of Infectious Disease Modelling

LSHTM
Keppel Street
London
WC1E 7HT
United Kingdom

Tel.
+44(0)20 7927 2264

I have a diploma (masters equivalent) in Biology from the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, University of Zagreb. My PhD is in Biological Oceanography from MIT/WHOI Joint Program where I first worked on mathematical ecology and then on mathematical epidemiology of infectious diseases in marine mammals.

Affiliations

Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health
Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology

Centres

Mathematical Modelling of Infectious Diseases
Vaccine Centre

Teaching

I teach on both the modelling short course and the MSc module.

Research

My research lies on the interface of epidemiology, economics, ecology and mathematics. Designing effective and successful strategies for control of infectious diseases requires understanding of underlying mechanisms that drive the transmission dynamics. These include the interdependence of epidemic and demographic processes, seasonality in host and pathogen populations, interaction of host immunity and pathogen evolution, and the role of spatial structure, human mobility and regional connectivity. With a highly interdisciplinary approach, I use mathematical models to investigate how these factors influence optimal strategies for control of infectious diseases. 

Research Area
Economic evaluation
Infectious disease policy
Public health
Vaccines
Disease control
Outbreaks
Spatial analysis
Modelling
Discipline
Health economics
Demography
Epidemiology
Mathematical modelling
Disease and Health Conditions
Infectious disease
Measles
Influenza
Respiratory disease
Region
East Asia & Pacific (developing only)
Europe & Central Asia (developing only)
Latin America & Caribbean (developing only)
Middle East & North Africa (developing only)
Sub-Saharan Africa (developing only)