F. Finger

Flavio Finger

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Flavio has joined Epicentre in 2019 where he works on providing insights into the dynamics of Ebola, Measles, Cholera, COVID-19 and other outbreaks. He is the principal investigator of a multi-site observational study on the effectiveness of Case-Area Targeted Interventions (CATI) to rapidly contain cholera outbreaks and leads a number of other operational research projects.

In addition, he is the chair of the Global Task Force for Cholera Control’s Epidemiology Working Group. Flavio is passionate about reinforcing the links between classic field epidemiology and modern analytic and data-driven approaches. Before he joined Epicentre he worked as a Research Fellow at the Centre for the Mathematical Modelling of Infectious Diseases at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine on methods to better understand the mechanisms driving Cholera, Diphtheria and Ebola outbreaks and their spatial propagation, in addition to supporting partners in the field. He holds a PhD entitled “Spatially Explicit Modelling of Cholera Epidemics” from the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) in Switzerland.





Factors associated with adverse outcomes among patients hospitalized at a COVID-19 treatment center in Herat, Afghanistan.

Journal Reference: PLOS global public health 2023 ; 3(8); . doi: 10.1371/journal.pgph.0001687. Epub 2023 08 24

Effectiveness of case-area targeted interventions including vaccination on the control of epidemic cholera: protocol for a prospective observational study.

Journal Reference: BMJ open 2022 07 06; 12(7); . doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2022-061206. Epub 2022 07 06

Implementation of targeted cholera response activities, Cameroon.

Journal Reference: Bull World Health Organ v.101(3); 2023 Mar 2023 Jan 18. doi: 10.2471/BLT.22.288885

Inference is bliss: Simulation for power estimation for an observational study of a cholera outbreak intervention.

Journal Reference: PLoS neglected tropical diseases 2022 Feb 16; 16(2); e0010163. doi: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0010163. Epub 2022 02 16

Measuring the unknown: An estimator and simulation study for assessing case reporting during epidemics.

Journal Reference: PLoS computational biology 2022 05 ; 18(5); . doi: 10.1371/journal.pcbi.1008800. Epub 2022 05 23

Early detection of cholera epidemics to support control in fragile states: estimation of delays and potential epidemic sizes.

Journal Reference: BMC medicine 2020 Dec 15; 18(1); . doi: 10.1186/s12916-020-01865-7. Epub 2020 12 15

Epidemiological, clinical, and public health response characteristics of a large outbreak of diphtheria among the Rohingya population in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, 2017 to 2019: A retrospective study.

Journal Reference: PLoS medicine 2021 Apr 01; 18(4); e1003587. doi: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1003587. Epub 2021 04 01

Highly targeted spatiotemporal interventions against cholera epidemics, 2000-19: a scoping review.

Journal Reference: The Lancet. Infectious diseases 2020 Oct 20; . doi: 10.1016/S1473-3099(20)30479-5. Epub 2020 10 20

Micro-Hotspots of Risk in Urban Cholera Epidemics.

Journal Reference: The Journal of infectious diseases 2018 Aug 24; 218(7); 1164-1168. doi: 10.1093/infdis/jiy283. Epub 2018 11 14

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 potential impact of case-area targeted interventions in response to cholera outbreaks: A modeling study.

Journal Reference: PLoS medicine 2018 02 ; 15(2); e1002509. doi: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1002509. Epub 2018 02 27

The seasonality of cholera in sub-Saharan Africa: a statistical modelling study.

Journal Reference: The Lancet. Global health 2022 Apr 21; . doi: 10.1016/S2214-109X(22)00007-9. Epub 2022 04 21
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