Dr. Lara Goscè

Dr Lara Goscè is a mathematical modeller specialising in the study of infectious diseases. Her main interest is the analysis of spreading and contagion mechanisms and population dynamics. After completing a PhD in the microscopic study of epidemic spreading in crowded and confined environments with particular focus to the London Underground network, she has then joined the Institute of Global Health and is now working on several projects involving the analysis of key aspects of the tuberculosis epidemic such as adherence to treatment, latency periods and drug resistance strains. Apart from being able to refine models that can more accurately forecast the spread of diseases, she is also interested in the scientific communication and dialog in order to allow for more informative decisions that can be made to develop efficient strategies and policies for suitable interventions.

Projects

OPTIMA TB: Assesssing the Efficiency of TB Prevention and Care in Belarus, South Africa and Peru.