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Mapping change in the burden of dengue in the Philippines

The project aims to map the changing burden of dengue in the Philippines 2000-2015 using individual-level data of over 5 million dengue cases. This will involve using a range of statistical and mathematical modelling techniques to map key measures of burden including average age of infection and case fatality rate and their change over time. These measures will then be used to identify risk factors for severe disease and death and identify potential improvements in the way dengue cases are detected, diagnosed and treated. The project will involve close collaboration with the Philippine Ministry of Health on what is rapidly becoming their most important infectious disease threat.

Skills we expect a student to develop/acquire whilst pursuing this project:
Managing large datasets / analysis of Big Data
Statistical and mathematical modelling
Spatial modelling
Applying quantitative findings to inform disease control policy

PhD position
London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
Closing date
January 14th, 2018
Posted on
November 24th, 2017 15:39
Last updated
November 26th, 2017 16:15