About me

My name is Eugenio Valdano. I am a researcher at the Pierre Louis Institute of Epidemiology and Public Health (IPLESP) of the French National Institute of Health and Medical Research (INSERM), and Sorbonne Université, in Paris, France.

I am an infectious disease epidemiologist with a background in theoretical physics. I develop data-rich mathematical models to study how infectious disease spread, in human and animal populations. Patterns of human mobility and mixing influence the likelihood of epidemic outbreaks, drive their evolution, and determine the condition for disease containment and elimination. I design theoretical models to combine data on human behavior and epidemiological data to understand epidemics, make scenarios, help guide public health interventions.

Recently, I have been working on COVID-19, and HIV/AIDS. My next goal is to study the impact of climate change on epidemics.

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Interests
  • Infectious disease epidemiology
  • HIV/AIDS
  • COVID-19
  • mathematical modeling
  • data-driven modeling
  • climate change and infectious diseases
Education
  • PhD in Epidemiology and Public Health, 2015

    Sorbonne Université, Paris, France

  • MSc in Theoretical physics, 2012

    University of Turin, Italy

  • Diploma of the F. Rossi School of Superior Studies, 2012

    University of Turin, Italy

  • BSc in Physics, 2010

    University of Turin, Italy

The team

Opportunities & open positions: contact me for Master internships and PhD programs.

PhD students

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Claudio Ascione

Sorbonne Université

INSERM

PhD student

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Federico Baldo

University of Bologna, Italy

visiting PhD student

MSc students

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Boxuan Wang (王博玄)

EHESP - École des Hautes Études en Santé Publique

master intern

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Paul Pineau

École Normale Superieure Paris Saclay

prospective master intern

former members

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Piero Birello

master intern

Academic career

 
 
 
 
 
INSERM
Researcher (Chargé de recherche)
Oct 2021 – Present Paris, France
 
 
 
 
 
INSERM
Make Our Planet Great Again (MOPGA) postdoctoral fellow
Mar 2020 – Sep 2021 Paris, France
 
 
 
 
 
University of California Los Angeles (UCLA)
Postdoctoral researcher
Aug 2018 – Feb 2020 Los Angeles, CA, USA
 
 
 
 
 
Universitat Rovira i Virgili
Postdoctoral researcher
Nov 2016 – Aug 2018 Tarragona, Spain
 
 
 
 
 
Sorbonne Université
Postdoctoral researcher
Nov 2015 – Oct 2016 Paris, France

Recent & Upcoming Events

Talks older than 2022 are here

Contributed talk at CCS
Surveillance-based estimates of the reproductive number may be biased in spatially structured populations.
Contributed talk at CCS
Optimal distribution of pre-exposure prophylaxis may not be risk-based.
Lecture at IFISC Summer School

Publications

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(2022). Non-selective distribution of infectious disease prevention may outperform risk-based targeting. In Nat Comm.

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(2022). Predicting the transmission of SARS-CoV-2 in Africa: the case of Namibia. In Journal of Travel Medicine.

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(2021). The potential impact of country-level migration networks on HIV epidemics in sub-Saharan Africa: the case of Botswana. In The Lancet HIV.

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(2021). Ignoring spatial heterogeneity in drivers of SARS-CoV-2 transmission in the US will impede sustained elimination. On medRxiv.

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(2021). Effect of delayed awareness and fatigue on the efficacy of self-isolation in epidemic control. In Physical Review E.

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(2021). Projecting the COVID-19 epidemic risk in France for the summer 2021. In Journal of Travel Medicine.

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(2021). Using mobile phone data to reveal risk flow networks underlying the HIV epidemic in Namibia. In Nature Communications.

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(2021). Reorganization of nurse scheduling reduces the risk of healthcare associated infections. In Scientific Reports.

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(2021). Underdetection of cases of COVID-19 in France threatens epidemic control. In Nature.

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(2020). Tracing and analysis of 288 early SARS-CoV-2 infections outside China: A modeling study. In PLOS Medicine.

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(2020). HIV transmission and source–sink dynamics in sub-Saharan Africa. In The Lancet HIV.

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(2020). Preparedness and vulnerability of African countries against importations of COVID-19: a modelling study. In The Lancet.

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(2020). Randomized reference models for temporal networks. On the arXiv - accepted in SIREV.

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(2020). Novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) early-stage importation risk to Europe, January 2020. In Eurosurveillance.

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(2019). Universal Testing and Treatment for HIV Infection in Botswana. In New England Journal of Medicine.

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(2019). Exact Rank Reduction of Network Models. In Physical Review X.

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(2019). Dynamics of new strain emergence on a temporal network. On the arXiv.

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(2019). Evaluating the impact of PrEP on HIV and gonorrhea on a networked population of female sex workers. On the arXiv.

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(2019). Farm productive contexts and the dynamics of bovine viral diarrhea (BVD) transmission. In Preventive Veterinary Medicine.

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(2019). Endemicity and prevalence of multipartite viruses under heterogeneous between-host transmission. In PLOS Computational Biology.

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(2019). Disease persistence on temporal contact networks accounting for heterogeneous infectious periods. In Royal Society Open Science.

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(2018). Network-based assessment of the vulnerability of Italian regions to bovine brucellosis. In Preventive Veterinary Medicine.

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(2018). Epidemic Threshold in Continuous-Time Evolving Networks. In Physical Review Letters.

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(2016). Impact of spatially constrained sampling of temporal contact networks on the evaluation of the epidemic risk. In European Journal of Applied Mathematics.

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(2015). Analytical Computation of the Epidemic Threshold on Temporal Networks. In Physical Review X.

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(2015). Predicting Epidemic Risk from Past Temporal Contact Data. In PLOS Computational Biology.

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