Imperial College London

Steven Riley

Faculty of MedicineSchool of Public Health

Professor of Infectious Disease Dynamics



+44 (0)20 7594 2452s.riley




UG8Medical SchoolSt Mary's Campus





Steven studies the transmission of human pathogens. He conducts field studies, analyses data and uses mathematical models to look at scientific questions that are relevant to public health: how does our pattern of social contacts affect the transmission of respiratory infections? How much more severe is one strain of influenza than another? How far does influenza penetrate into rural areas after it sweeps through cities?



Garske T, Cori A, Ariyarajah A, et al., Heterogeneities in the case fatality ratio in the West African Ebola outbreak 2013 – 2016, Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, ISSN:1471-2970

Kucharski A, Riley S, 2017, Reducing uncertainty about flavivirus infections, Lancet Infectious Diseases, Vol:17, ISSN:1473-3099, Pages:13-15

Agua-Agum J, Allegranzi B, Ariyarajah A, et al., 2016, After Ebola in West Africa - Unpredictable Risks, Preventable Epidemics, New England Journal of Medicine, Vol:375, ISSN:0028-4793, Pages:587-596

Agua-Agum J, Ariyarajah A, Aylward B, et al., 2016, Exposure Patterns Driving Ebola Transmission in West Africa: A Retrospective Observational Study, Plos Medicine, Vol:13, ISSN:1549-1676

Agua-Agum J, Ariyarajah A, Blake IM, et al., 2016, Ebola Virus Disease among Male and Female Persons in West Africa, New England Journal of Medicine, Vol:374, ISSN:0028-4793, Pages:96-98

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