People

John Edmunds

Fellow - 2013

London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

My interests are in designing effective and cost-effective control programmes against infectious diseases. This entails a mixture of mathematical models, statistical and economic analysis, and sociological studies (trying to understand how we mix, so that we can model the spread of diseases better). The emphasis is placed on the application of these methods to real-world problems to enable decision-makers to optimise the design of public-health control programmes. I have published over 100 peer-reviewed articles in this field (confusingly my initials are WJ Edmunds!) and I have acted as an advisor on national and international committees on many occasions on topics ranging from HPV vaccination to pandemic influenza. Before joining the School I was the Head of the Modelling and Economics Unit at the HPA, and I still work for the HPA on a part-time basis, on issues related to the UK vaccination programme.

Publications

Participatory Syndromic Surveillance of Influenza in Europe

C. Guerrisi, C. Turbelin, T. Blanchon, T. Hanslik, I. Bonmarin, D. Levy-Bruhl, D. Perrotta, D. Paolotti, R. Smallenburg, C. Koppeschaar, A. O Franco, R. Mexia, J. Edmunds, R. Vasile, R. Pebody, E. van Straten, S. Meloni, Y. Moreno, J. Duggan, C. Kjelsø, V. Colizza
J Infect Dis. 214 (supp 4): S386-S392 (2016)

Association between Recruitment Methods and Attrition in Internet-Based Studies

P. Bajardi, D. Paolotti, A. Vespignani, K. Eames, S. Funk, J. Edmunds, C. Turbelin, M. Debin, V. Colizza, R. Smallenburg, C. Koppeschaar, A. Franco, V. Faustino, A. Carnahan, M. Rehn, F. Merletti, J. Douwes, R. Firestone, L. Richiardi
PLoS ONE 9 (12) (2014)

The representativeness of a European multi-center network for influenza-like-illness participatory surveillance

P. Cantarelli, M. Debin, C. Turbelin, C. Poletto, T. Blanchon, A. Falchi, T. Hanslik, I. Bonmarin, D. Levy-Bruhl, A. Micheletti, D. Paolotti, A. Vespignani, J. Edmunds, K. Eames, R. Smallenburg, C. Koppeschaar, A. O Franco, V. Faustino, A. Carnahan, M. Rehn, V. Colizza
BMC Public Health 14 (2014)

Determinants of Follow-Up Participation in the Internet-Based European Influenza Surveillance Platform Influenzanet

P. Bajardi, A. Vespignani, S. Funk, K. Eames, J. Edmunds, C. Turbelin, M. Debin, V. Colizza, R. Smallenburg, C. Koppeschaar, A. Franco, V. Faustino, A. Carnahan, M. Rehn, D. Paolotti
J Med Internet Res 16, 3 (2014)

Web-based participatory surveillance of infectious diseases: the Influenzanet participatory surveillance experience

D. Paolotti, A. Carnahan, V. Colizza, K. Eames, J. Edmunds, G. Gomes, C. Koppeschaar, M. Rehn, R. Smallenburg, C. Turbelin, S. Van Noort, A. Vespignani
Clinical Microbiology and Infection 20 (2014)

Rapid assessment of influenza vaccine effectiveness: analysis of an internet-based cohort

K. Eames, E. Brooks-Pollock, D. Paolotti, M. Perosa, C. Gioannini, J. Edmunds
Epidemiology and Infection, Available on CJO 140(7) (2012)