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Kendra Wu

Postdoctoral Researcher

Kendra M. Wu is Postdoctoral Researcher in Statistical/ Mathematical Modelling of Infectious Diseases at the Centre for Tropical Medicine and Global Health, where she studies infectious disease outbreaks in low and middle income countries (LMICs).

Kendra’s focus has been on emerging and re-emerging pathogens. She combines empirical data with computational tools, such as mathematical and statistical models, to study the transmission mechanisms of infectious diseases in order to quantify the risk, severity, and patterns of the spread of diseases under different scenarios. These investigations aim to gain insights into the epidemiological factors and population processes that shape infectious disease spread, inform the design of more effective treatment options, prevention strategies, and control interventions, as well as to prepare the community and the healthcare sector for the amount and nature of the casualties they will get in case of an outbreak.

Currently at Oxford, she is a key member of a multi-institution NIHR project Adaptive Design And Genomics in Outbreaks (ADAGIO), in which she develops better vaccine trial design that combines approaches from infectious disease modelling, clinical trial methodology, and applied public health, so that the trial can be implemented in resource-limited countries effectively during an emerging or on-going epidemic.

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