My research focuses on dynamics and control of infectious diseases and 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. 


Petra Klepac  

Assistant Professor in Infectious Disease Modelling

Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health

London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

University of Cambridge, DAMTP, visiting researcher

Public Health England, honorary affiliation