the centre for the mathematical modelling of infectious diseases

The Centre for the Mathematical Modelling of Infectious Diseases at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) is a multidisciplinary grouping of epidemiologists, mathematicians, economists, statisticians and clinicians from across all three faculties of LSHTM. Its aim is to serve as an international centre for research and teaching of models for infectious disease dynamics to improve public health worldwide.


Our research focuses on understanding and predicting the epidemiology of infectious diseases so that more effective control programmes can be devised. Researchers are developing and applying mathematical models to a range of infections, with research themes spanning real-time modelling, vaccination modelling, statistical inference methodology, evolutionary dynamics, health economics, vector-borne diseases, tuberculosis, and infections close to elimination.

The cmmid is actively engaged in developing links with other modelling groups; members of the cmmid include mathematical modellers working at Public Health England (formerly the HPA) and the Royal Veterinary College. Members also work in collaboration with partners including WHO, Médecins sans Frontières (MSF) and the UK Public Health Rapid Support Team.

We teach a module for LSHTM masters students, an annual short course on mathematical modelling aimed at professionals looking for an introduction to the field, as well as an advanced short course on model fitting and inference.

If you are interested in joining us or have any other questions, do get in touch.

The cmmid thanks the Institutional Strategic Support Fund for financial support.

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