My name is Eugenio Valdano. I am a physicist, and a PhD in Epidemiology and Public Health.

Currently I am a researcher and MOPGA awardee at the Pierre Louis Institute of Epidemiology and Public Health of the French National Institute of Health and Medical Research (INSERM) within Dr Vittoria Colizza's group.

My research interests revolve around modeling the spread of infectious diseases, in human and animal populations.. I develop new theoretical frameworks to study spreading processes on contact and mobility networks networks. I integrate analytical and data-driven approaches, to get at the same time a generalizable understanding of disease diffusion, and develop accurate, context-specific predictions to tackle concrete public health problems. I also design the necessary numerical tools to analyze network datasets, and integrate them into the prediction schemes.

The theoretical frameworks I develop have a diverse range of applications. I have been focusing on the HIV/AIDS epidemic, the emergence and persistence of antibiotic-resistant bacteria in hospital settings, and the spread of livestock diseases driven by cattle trade movements.

Currently, I am working on COVID-19. I have modeled importation patterns from China to Europe and Africa, and now I am focusing on the impact of human mobility at different spatial and temporal scales on the ongoing epidemic.



News - COVID-19

press coverage
Nov 15, 2020
Confinement : six graphiques qui montrent que les Français sont plus mobiles qu’en mars

press coverage
Nov 15, 2020
Comment ce reconfinement bouleverse la mobilité des Français (in French)

press coverage
Nov 13, 2020
Mobility during 1st v 2nd lockdown in France (in French)

report
Nov 12, 2020
Analyzing mobility during the first days of 2nd LD in France, and comparing them to 1st LD

press coverage
Nov 05, 2020
Mobility on the first day of the second lockdown (in French)

paper
Oct 28, 2020
Demographic factors, socioeconomic factors, risk aversion impacted mobility during the first lockdown in France

paper
Jun 02, 2020
Population mobility reductions during COVID-19 epidemic in France under lockdown

press coverage
May 13, 2020
Comment évaluer l’impact du confinement sur la mobilité ? (in French)

press coverage
May 11, 2020
Coronavirus : le confinement a eu un fort impact sur la mobilité en France (in French)

report
May 11, 2020
Population mobility reductions during COVID-19 epidemic in France under lockdown

press coverage
Apr 05, 2020
Interview with the Italian Association of Physics Students on COVID-19 (in Italian)

press coverage
Apr 01, 2020
Les mobiles aident à modéliser les scénarios de sortie du confinement (in French)

paper
Feb 25, 2020
Lessons learnt from 288 COVID-19 international cases: importations over time, effect of interventions, underdetection of imported cases

paper
Feb 19, 2020
Preparedness and vulnerability of African countries against importations of COVID-19: a modelling study

paper
Jan 30, 2020
Novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) early-stage importation risk to Europe, January 2020

press coverage
Jan 28, 2020
On importation risk to Europe (in French)



News - except COVID-19

talk
Dec 08, 2020
I will be talking at the open session of the European Commission for the control of Foot-and-Mouth Disease

talk
Sep 25, 2020
Invited seminar at the School of Industrial and Systems Engineering

paper
Feb 14, 2020
HIV transmission and source-sink dynamics in sub-Saharan Africa

talk
Dec 12, 2019
In Rockville, MD, USA to talk @ 14th HIV Transmission Workshop

talk
Oct 24, 2019
In Paris, France to give a seminar @ Center for Research and Interdisciplinarity (CRI).

talk
Oct 21, 2019
In Rome, Italy to give a seminar @ Sapienza University and CNR.

paper
Oct 18, 2019
Reorganization of nurse scheduling reduces the risk of healthcare associated infections

paper
Sep 18, 2019
Exact rank-reduction of network models

talk
Jul 10, 2019
In Oxford, UK to talk at the NETMOB conference on mobile phone data.

talk
Jul 09, 2019
In Oxford, UK to give a seminar at the Mathematical Institute.

paper
Jul 02, 2019
Evaluating the impact of PrEP on HIV and gonorrhea on a networked population of female sex workers

event
Jun 17-21, 2019
Organizing the 2nd edition of the workshop Complexity72h in Lucca, Italy,

talk
Jun 07, 2019
I will be in Lausanne, Switzerland to talk at the EPFL Workshop on Engineering in Network Science.

talk
Jun 04, 2019
In Paris, France, to give a seminar at Pasteur Institute

paper
Mar 18, 2019
Endemicity and prevalence of multipartite viruses under heterogeneous between-host transmission




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