Anton Camacho

Anton Camacho

Titre du poste
Head of Data Science team that develops tools to better collect, analyse and communicate data in real time during epidemics (e.g. Ebola, COVID-19).
Corps éditorial

Anton Camacho has a background in bioinformatics engineering and a PhD in Infectious Disease Modelling. He joined Epicentre in 2016 et has lead the Data Science team created in 2019.
His work and that of his team focus on developing new tools and efficient workflows for data collection, management, analysis and reporting during outbreak responses as well as for research studies in resource-limited settings. These tools help in the decision-making process at MSF. The team is also involved in several epidemiological studies and clinical trials.

More broadly, he is interested in interdisciplinary research, combining mathematics, epidemiology and computer science to address public health issues.

A prospective, multi-site, cohort study to estimate incidence of infection and disease due to Lassa fever virus in West African countries (the Enable Lassa research programme)-Study protocol.

Journal Reference: PloS one 2023 ; 18(3); . doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0283643. Epub 2023 03 30

Protocol for a phase 3 trial to evaluate the effectiveness and safety of a heterologous, two-dose vaccine for Ebola virus disease in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Journal Reference: BMJ open 2022 03 08; 12(3); . doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2021-055596. Epub 2022 03 08

Estimation of Rift Valley fever virus spillover to humans during the Mayotte 2018-2019 epidemic.

Journal Reference: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 2020 Sep 29; 117(39); 24567-24574. doi: 10.1073/pnas.2004468117. Epub 2020 09 14

Assessing the performance of real-time epidemic forecasts: A case study of Ebola in the Western Area region of Sierra Leone, 2014-15.

Journal Reference: PLoS computational biology 2019 Feb 11; 15(2); e1006785. doi: 10.1371/journal.pcbi.1006785. Epub 2019 02 11

Control of Ebola virus disease outbreaks: Comparison of health care worker-targeted and community vaccination strategies.

Journal Reference: Epidemics 2019 Mar 02; . doi: 10.1016/j.epidem.2019.03.001. Epub 2019 03 02

Cholera epidemic in Yemen, 2016-18: an analysis of surveillance data.

Journal Reference: The Lancet. Global health 2018 06 ; 6(6); e680-e690. doi: 10.1016/S2214-109X(18)30230-4. Epub 2018 05 03

A dynamic model of transmission and elimination of peste des petits ruminants in Ethiopia.

Journal Reference: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 2018 08 14; 115(33); 8454-8459. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1711646115. Epub 2018 07 27

Near real-time forecasting for cholera decision making in Haiti after Hurricane Matthew.

Journal Reference: PLoS computational biology 2018 05 ; 14(5); e1006127. doi: 10.1371/journal.pcbi.1006127. Epub 2018 05 16

The impact of control strategies and behavioural changes on the elimination of Ebola from Lofa County, Liberia.

Journal Reference: Philosophical transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological sciences 2017 May 26; 372(1721); . doi: 10.1098/rstb.2016.0302. Epub 2017 12 18

Efficacy and effectiveness of an rVSV-vectored vaccine in preventing Ebola virus disease: final results from the Guinea ring vaccination, open-label, cluster-randomised trial (Ebola Ça Suffit!).

Journal Reference: Lancet (London, England) 2017 02 04; 389(10068); 505-518. doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(16)32621-6. Epub 2016 12 23

Drivers for Rift Valley fever emergence in Mayotte: A Bayesian modelling approach.

Journal Reference: PLoS neglected tropical diseases 2017 Jul ; 11(7); e0005767. doi: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0005767. Epub 2017 07 21

Temporal Changes in Ebola Transmission in Sierra Leone and Implications for Control Requirements: a Real-time Modelling Study.

Journal Reference: PLoS currents 2015 Feb 10; 7 . doi: 10.1371/currents.outbreaks.406ae55e83ec0b5193e30856b9235ed2. Epub 2015 02 10

Evaluation of the benefits and risks of introducing Ebola community care centers, Sierra Leone.

Journal Reference: Emerging infectious diseases 2015 Mar ; 21(3); 393-9. doi: 10.3201/eid2103.141892. Epub 2015 10 09
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