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Cambridge Infectious Diseases

An Interdisciplinary Research Centre at the University of Cambridge
 

Biography

My work focuses on the development and application of mathematical models to aid the interpretation of serological data, with a focus on arbovirus transmission and immune dynamics. I am also interested in the challenges posed for robust epidemiological analysis of emerging pathogens.

Research

  • Arbovirus transmission & immune dynamics
  • Patterns of SARS-CoV-2 mortality & transmission
  • Quantifying pathogen transmissability in emerging epidemics

Publications

Key publications: 
  • O’Driscoll, M, Ribeiro Dos Santos, G, Wang, L, et al., 2020. Age-specific mortality and immunity patterns of SARS-CoV-2. Nature. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41586-020-2918-0
  • O’Driscoll, M*, Harry, C*, Donnelly, CA, et al., 2020. A comparative analysis of statistical methods to estimate the reproduction number in emerging epidemics with implications for the current COVID-19 pandemic. Clinical Infectious Diseases. https://doi.org/10.1093/cid/ciaa1599
  • O’Driscoll, M, Imai, N, Ferguson, NM, et al., 2020. Spatiotemporal Variability in Dengue Transmission Intensity in Jakarta, Indonesia. PLoS Negl. Trop. Dis. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pntd.0008102
Epidemiological modelling of arbovirus transmission and immune dynamics
 Megan   O'Driscoll
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Person keywords: 
Epidemiology