Professor Sir Peter Horby
Emerging infectious diseases
Research on emerging infectious diseases can only be conducted during outbreaks. Although virology has improved, a well calibrated and effective public health response is often lacking. Epidemiological and clinical research as well as mathematical modelling will give us answers during the epidemics and help us provide better diagnostics and better treatments.
Professor of Emerging Infectious Diseases
- Director, Pandemic Sciences Centre
- Executive Director, ISARIC
Pandemic Sciences Centre
Sir Peter Horby is Professor of Emerging Infectious Diseases and Global Health at the University of Oxford and the Director of the Pandemic Sciences Centre. The Pandemic Sciences Centre is a multidisciplinary initiative to create collaborative science-driven solutions to identify, prepare for, and counter pandemic threats. He is also Executive Director of the International Severe Acute Respiratory and emerging Infections Consortium (ISARIC), a consortium of international, national and local research networks whose research activities span 134 countries worldwide.
He is Co-Chief Investigator of the RECOVERY trial of treatments for viral pneumonia.
He has advised the World Health Organisation, the UK Government and other agencies on epidemic preparedness, clinical research and clinical trial design for epidemic infectious diseases.
He is the former, and founding, Director of the Oxford University Clinical Research Unit in Hanoi, Vietnam. The unit was established in early 2006 and conducts research on infectious diseases which crosses the disciplines of basic science, medical science and public health.
RECOVERY trial results
Effect of dexamethasone on 28-day mortality in severe COVID-19.
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