Chiara took a MSc in "Physics of Complex Systems", an international master program offered by Polytechnic of Turin, Sorbonne University, SISSA&ICTP. Driven by her interest in diffusion processes in complex environments, she undertook her internship at EPIcx lab. Since December 2020, she carries out her Ph.D. research under the supervision of Vittoria Colizza.
Chiara's master project dealt with the COVID-19 pandemic, that has affected the entire globe since March 2020. She spent few months working with Dr. Colizza’s team, doing real-time research with the ultimate goal of understanding epidemic spreading mechanisms in France and providing useful interventions from a public health perspective. Her Ph.D. project will concern the African region, by combining both theoretical tools and data-driven approaches she will characterize the COVID-19 epidemic outbreak in Senegal, in terms of spatial spread and effectiveness of preventive measures.