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Cambridge Infectious Diseases

An Interdisciplinary Research Centre at the University of Cambridge

Studying at Cambridge


Katriina Willgert

Katriina  Willgert

BBSRC PhD student

Infectious disease dynamics at the human-animal interface

Departments and Institutes

Veterinary Medicine:

Research Interests

Infectious disease dynamics at the human-animal interface

Key Projects, Countries, and Partners

Control of bovine tuberculosis in endemic countries


  • Mathematical Modelling
  • Epidemic control
  • Public Health
  • Epidemiology
  • Veterinary Science


  • Influenza (Flu)
  • Rabies
  • Zoonoses
  • Tuberculosis
  • Neglected tropical diseases

Key Publications

Voorhees IEH, Glaser AL, Toohey-Kurth K, Newbury S, Dalziel BD, Dubovi EJ, Poulsen K, Leutenegger C, Willgert KJE, Brisbane-Cohen L, Richardson-Lopez J, Holmes EC, Parrish CR, 2017. Emergence, Spread and Disease Associated with the H3N2 Canine Influenza Virus in the USA. Emerging Infectious Diseases, 23: 10.3201/eid2312.170246.

Willgert KJE, Webster V, Wright A, Nevel A, 2014. Risk factors of lameness in sows in England. Preventive Veterinary Medicine, 113: 268-272.

Dhollander S, Belsham GJ, Lange M, Willgert K, Alexandrov T, Chondrokouki E, Depner K, Khomenko S, Özyöruk F, Salman M, Thulke H, Botner A, 2014. Assessing the potential spread and maintenance of foot-and-mouth disease virus infection in wild ungulates: general principles and application to a specific scenario in Thrace. Transboundary and Emerging Diseases, doi:10.1111/tbed.12240.

 Willgert KJE, Schroedle B, Schwermer H, 2011. Spatial analysis of bluetongue cases and vaccination of Swiss cattle in 2008 and 2009. Geospatial Health, 5: 227-237.