Petra Klepac  


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).  As a postdoc I worked with Prof. Ottar Bjornstad at Penn State University and Prof. Bryan Grenfell at Princeton University on control and management of infectious diseases. Currently I work on spatiotemporal dynamic of A/H1N1 pandemic influenza in England in a joint position between Public Health England and Imperial College London. I am also a long-term visiting researcher at Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics at the University of Cambridge working with Dr. Julia Gog and the Disease Dynamics Group.

I am a theoretical ecologist with an empirical interest in chocolate, photography, dance and the sea.


pklepac at alum dot mit dot edu

Public Health England, Senior Mathematical Modeller

Imperial College London, Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology

University of Cambridge, DAMTP, visiting researcher

Photo: John Helm