13 Facts About Azra Ghani


Azra Catherine Hilary Ghani is a British epidemiologist who is a professor of Infectious Disease Epidemiology at Imperial College London.

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Azra Ghani's research considers the mathematical modelling of infectious diseases, including malaria, bovine spongiform encephalopathy and coronavirus.

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Azra Ghani has worked with the World Health Organization on their technical strategy for malaria.

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Azra Ghani is associate director of the MRC Centre for Global Infectious Disease Analysis.

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Azra Ghani moved to Imperial College London as a Royal Society Dorothy Hodgkin Research Fellow.

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Azra Ghani returned to Imperial College London in 2007, where she serves as Professor of Infectious Disease Epidemiology and Head of the Malaria Modelling Research Group.

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Azra Ghani's research considers the epidemiology of infectious disease, including malaria, bovine spongiform encephalopathy, HIV, SARS and coronavirus.

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Azra Ghani develops mathematical models that can better describe the transmission dynamics of malaria, to visualise how it impacts both humans and mosquitoes, and use this insight to fight the disease.

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Azra Ghani serves on the malaria policy advisory committee of the World Health Organization.

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Azra Ghani was elected to the spongiform encephalopathy advisory committee.

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In 2020, during the COVID-19 pandemic, Azra Ghani reported self-isolation, home quarantine and social distancing could limit the number of UK deaths caused by the coronavirus to 20,000.

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Azra Ghani worked with Neil Ferguson to show that during the course of the pandemic, the National Health Service would become overwhelmed by the number of cases.

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Azra Ghani was appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire in the 2021 Birthday Honours for services to infectious disease control and epidemiological research.

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