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Cambridge Infectious Diseases

An Interdisciplinary Research Centre at the University of Cambridge

Studying at Cambridge


Dr Petra Klepac

Dr Petra Klepac

AXA Research Fund Fellow


I earned my PhD in Biological Oceanography at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Joint Program under Dr. Michael Neubert, where I focused on modeling population biology and studying the dynamics of infectious diseases in marine mammals (phocine distemper virus outbreaks in harbor seals).  My interest and work in control and management of infectious diseases developed during my postdoc with Prof. Bryan Grenfell at Princeton University.

Research Interests

Control and management of infectious diseases

Demography as an epidemiological driver

Self-enforcing agreements in international disease control


  • Evolution
  • Ecology
  • Epidemic control
  • Epidemiology
  • Dynamics


  • International Agreements
  • Game Theory
  • Demography


  • Mathematical modelling
  • Computational modelling