Imperial College London

Dr. Alex de Figueiredo

Faculty of Natural SciencesDepartment of Mathematics

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Blackett LaboratorySouth Kensington Campus

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Summary

 

Summary

I am an EPSRC prize fellow under the mentorship of Dr. Nick JonesI am interested in finding mathematical solutions to complex issues in vaccinations and public health. Specifically, I am interested in: spatio-temporal forecasts of national and regional vaccine coverage rates; developing latent variable models for the large-scale inference of individuals' vaccination views; estimating disease burdens associated with increases in vaccine hesitancy (and declining coverage); and, determining socio-economic correlates of vaccine coverage and hesitancy.

I work closely with Dr. Heidi Larson who leads the Vaccine Confidence Project. Our recent publication The state of vaccine confidence 2016: global insights through a 67-country survey examines differences in countries' trust in vaccinations. It has received considerable media interest, having been published in ScienceScientific American, the Financial Times, and Le Monde.