Professor Deirdre Hollingsworth
Senior Group Leader
Deirdre is an infectious disease epidemiologist who uses mathematical models and statistical analyses to study the evolution and transmission dynamics of infectious diseases with the aim of informing the design of more effective control interventions. She is particularly interested in neglected tropical diseases, a group of diseases which cause suffering amongst the poorest populations of the world. She leads the NTD Modelling Consortium, an international network of neglected tropical disease modellers.
Her research foci are lymphatic filariasis, visceral leishmaniasis and a group of intestinal worms (soil transmitted helminths or STHs) which affect a large number of children and adults in low income settings. She has ongoing interests in the transmission and evolution of HIV in both Africa and European/North American settings as well as malaria and influenza.
Vaccination or Mass Drug Administration against Schistosomiasis: a hypothetical cost-effectiveness modelling comparison
Collyer BS. et al, (2019), Parasites and Vectors
The roadmap towards elimination of lymphatic filariasis by 2030: insights from quantitative and mathematical modelling
NTD Modelling Consortium Lymphatic Filariasis Group None., (2019)
Evaluating the Evidence for Lymphatic Filariasis Elimination.
Davis EL. et al, (2019), Trends in parasitology
THE HIDDEN HAND OF ASYMPTOMATIC INFECTION HINDERS CONTROL OF NEGLECTED TROPICAL DISEASES
Rock KS. et al, (2019), TRANSACTIONS OF THE ROYAL SOCIETY OF TROPICAL MEDICINE AND HYGIENE, 113, S4 - S5
Guidelines for multi-model comparisons of the impact of infectious disease interventions.
den Boon S. et al, (2019), BMC medicine, 17