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Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics

Education

  • 2001-2007: PhD, MIT/WHOI Joint Program in Biological Oceanography

Research

Petra is a member of the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics, belonging to Infectious Disease Dynamics research group. Her work draws on optimal control and game theory to find how heterogeneities in demographic and socio-economic factors influence and shape optimal strategies for control of infectious diseases. 

Selected Publications

  • Klepac, P., Metcalf, C. J. E., McLean, A. and Hampson, K. (2013) Towards the endgame and beyond: complexities and challenges for the elimination of infectious diseases. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B 368: 20120137. [open access]
  • Henderson, D. A. and Klepac, P. (2013) Lessons from the eradication of smallpox: an interview with DA Henderson. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B368: 20130113. [open access]
  • Klepac, P., Metcalf, C.J.E., Bjørnstad, O. N. and Grenfell, B.T. (2012) Optimizing reactive responses to outbreaks of immunizing infections: balancing case management and vaccination. PLOS ONE 8:e41428. [open access]
  • Klepac, P., Laxminarayan, R. and Grenfell, B. T. (2011) Synthesizing epidemiological and economic optima for control of immunizing infections. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 108: 14366–14370. [open access]
  • Klepac, P. and Caswell, H. (2011) The stage-structured epidemic: linking disease and demography with a multi-state matrix model approach. Theoretical Ecology 4: 301-319.

Publications

The epidemiology of rubella in Mexico: Seasonality, stochasticity and regional variation
CJE Metcalf, ON Bjørnstad, MJ Ferrari, P Klepac, N Bharti, H Lopez-Gatell, BT Grenfell
– Epidemiology and Infection
(2011)
139,
1029
The epidemiology of rubella in Mexico: seasonality, stochasticity and regional variation.
CJE Metcalf, ON Bjørnstad, MJ Ferrari, P Klepac, N Bharti, H Lopez-Gatell, BT Grenfell
– Epidemiol Infect
(2010)
139,
1029
Modelling the first dose of measles vaccination: The role of maternal immunity, demographic factors, and delivery systems
CJE Metcalf, P Klepac, M Ferrari, RF Grais, A Djibo, BT Grenfell
– Epidemiol Infect
(2010)
139,
265
The stage-structured epidemic: Linking disease and demography with a multi-state matrix approach model
P Klepac, H Caswell
– Theoretical Ecology
(2010)
4,
301
Stage-structured transmission of phocine distemper virus in the Dutch 2002 outbreak
P Klepac, LW Pomeroy, ON Bjørnstad, T Kuiken, ADME Osterhaus, JM Rijks
– Proceedings. Biological sciences
(2009)
276,
2469
Dispersal delays, predator-prey stability, and the paradox of enrichment
P Klepac, MG Neubert, P van den Driessche
– Theoretical population biology
(2007)
71,
436
Mathematical epidemiology of hiv/aids in cuba during the period 1986-2000.
SR-J Jang
– Mathematical Biosciences and Engineering
(2006)
3,
545
Stabilizing Dispersal Delays in Predator-Prey Metapopulation Models
MG Neubert, P Klepac, P van den Driessche
– Theoretical population biology
(2002)
61,
339
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Research Group

Disease Dynamics

Room

G0.04

Telephone

01223 339896

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