Visiting postdoctoral scholar
Center for Biomedical Modeling,
The Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior
David Geffen School of Medicine,
760 Westwood Plaza,
University of California Los Angeles,
CA 90024 USA
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), he now is a postdoctoral scholar at University of California, Los Angeles. He is based at the Semel Institute / David Geffen School of Medicine, within Prof. Sally Blower's lab.
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. His current focus is the HIV epidemic in sub-Saharan Africa.