Pierre Louis Institute of Epidemiology and Public Health, "Team 1 - Surveillance and Infectious Diseases Modeling", Paris, France
Eugenio Valdano got his PhD in theoretical physics from University of Torino, Italy, in 2012. In 2015, he then got his PhD in epidemiology & public health from Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris, France, carrying out his research work at Epicx. After a postdoctoral position at Universitat Rovira i Virgili (Tarragona, Spain) and at University of California (Los Angeles, USA), he is now a researcher at IPLESP (INSERM) within Dr Vittoria Colizza's group.
Eugenio's research interests revolve around modeling the spread of infectious diseases on contact, mobility, and transportation networks. He integrates theoretical and data-driven approaches, both aiming to get a general understanding of spreading processes, and at the same time being able to deal with real-world scenarios, specific diseases and contact structures. He worked on the HIV epidemic in sub-Saharan Africa. Currently, Eugenio is working on COVID-19. He has modeled importation patterns from China to Europe and Africa, and now he is focusing on the impact of human mobility and its restriction on the ongoing epidemic.