Ana I. Bento

Postdoctoral Research Associate
Rohani Lab
Data Clinic Instructor (I.D.E.A.S.)

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Phd, Imperial College London, 2013

Research Interests
  • Population Ecology
  • Mathematical Ecology
  • Disease Ecology
  • Evolutionary Ecology

My ongoing research falls into the following themes: (i) time series analysis of disease data; (ii) seasonal disease transmission; (iii) maternal immunization; (iv) scales and the effect of vaccines; and (v) phylodynamics and pathogen evolution. I use cutting-edge statistical inference techniques to couple disease incidence data with mechanistic epidemiological and evolutionary models. These aim to gain insight on transmission and life-history characteristics on population-level transmission processes.