COVID CRISIS LAB Seminar Series — Fall edition
Filippo Trentini, "The impact of non-pharmaceutical interventions on social contact patterns during COVID-19 pandemic: the MixMi study in the metropolitan city of Milan "
Dr. Filippo Trentini is a researcher at the Dondena Centre for Research on Social Dynamics and Public Policy at Bocconi University, a fellow of the Covid Crisis Lab at Bocconi University, and a visiting fellow at the Center for Health Emergencies at Bruno Kessler Foundation. His work focuses on developing quantitative epidemiological models to investigate the spread of infectious diseases in different socio-economic contexts. This modelling framework allows both to characterize different types of infections and their interplay with mobility, social contact patterns and demographic components, and to evaluate the effectiveness of a wide range of possible intervention in terms of averted costs and burden.
Chiara Chiavenna, “Modelling excess mortality across England during the COVID-19 pandemic”
Dr. Chiara Chiavenna recently joined the Covid Crisis Lab and Dondena department as a full time postdoctoral scientist, after completing her PhD at the University of Cambridge and a one-year project at Public Health England. Her research interests focus on statistical models to make inference from longitudinal observational health data, mostly collected through surveillance systems. As a PhD student, she spent 4 years at the MRC Biostatistics Unit, investigating time-series methods to quantify the burden of bacterial respiratory infections secondary to influenza, in seasonal and pandemic settings, from surveillance data. At Public Health England, she worked jointly with the Statistics unit and the HIV department, using counterfactual methods to quantify the impact of interventions: she estimated the excess mortality due to COVID-19 and the effectiveness of HIV prophylaxis within the PrEP Impact trial. Prior to starting her PhD, Chiara completed a degree in Statistics and a Master's degree in Biostatistics at the University of Milano-Bicocca, and she had the chance to do her Master’s thesis at the Karolinska Institute.
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