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Dr Samir BhattAlumnus

Sam was a Senior Computational Statistician with SEEG, investigating the evolutionary and ecological dynamics of infectious diseases. Originally with a background in statistical genetics, he moved to SEEG in 2011 to develop novel approaches to the spatial modelling of a range of infectious diseases, including the first global map of dengue. Sam led the development of space-time geostatistical models and investigated the changing epidemiology of Plasmodium falciparum malaria. as part of Peter Gething's modelling group, Among a suite of different tools, Sam has a particular interest in extending and applying the Integrated Nested Laplace Approximation in the context of fitting high-dimensional Bayesian latent field models for infectious disease distributions.

In 2016 Sam moved to Imperial College London.

 

Selected Publications

Golding, N., Burstein, R., Longbottom, J., Browne, A.J., Fullman, N., Osgood-Zimmerman, A., Earl, L., Bhatt, S., Cameron, E., Casey, D.C., Dwyer-Lindgren, L., Farag, T.H., Flaxman, A.D., Fraser, M.S., Gething, P.W., Gibson, H.S., Graetz, N., Krause, L.K., Kulikoff, X.R., Lim, S.S., Mappin, B., Morozoff, C., Reiner Jr, R.C., Sligar, A., Smith, D.L., Wang, H., Weiss, D.J., Murray, C.J.L., Moyes, C.L. and Hay, S.I. (2017). Mapping under-5 and neonatal mortality in Africa, 2000-15: a baseline analysis for the Sustainable Development Goals. The Lancet, : 10.1016/S0140-6736(17)31758-0 DOI

Wiebe, A., Longbottom, J., Gleave, K., Shearer, F.M., Sinka, M.E., Massey, N.C., Cameron, E., Bhatt, S., Gething, P.W., Hemingway, J., Smith, D.L., Coleman, M. and Moyes, C.L. (2017). Geographical distributions of African malaria vector sibling species and evidence for insecticide resistance. Malaria Journal, 16 : 85 DOI

Gething, P.W., Casey, D.C., Weiss, D.J., Bisanzio, D., Bhatt, S., Cameron, E., Battle, K.E., Dalyrymple, U., Rozier, J., Puja, C., Rao, M.P.H., Kutz M.J., Barber, R.M., Huynh, C., Shackelford, K.A., Coates, M.M., Nguyen, G., Fraser, M.S., Kulikoff, R., Wang, H., Naghavi, M., Smith, D.L., Murray, C.J.L., Hay, S.I. and Lim, S.S. (2016). Mapping Plasmodium falciparum malaria mortality in Africa between 1990 and 2015. New England Journal of Medicine, : 10.1056/NEJMoa1606701. DOI

Global Burden of Disease 2015 Child Mortality Collaborators. (2016). Global, regional, national, and selected subnational levels of stillbirths, neonatal, infant, and under-5 mortality, 1980-2015: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2015. The Lancet, 388 (10053) : 1725-1774 DOI

Global Burden of Disease 2015 Risk Factors Collaborators. (2016). Global, regional, and national comparative risk assessment of 79 behavioural, environmental and occupational, and metabolic risks or clusters of risks, 1990-2015: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2015. The Lancet, 388 (10053) : 1659-1724 DOI

Global Burden of Disease 2015 DALYs and HALE Collaborators. (2016). Global, regional, and national disability-adjusted life-years (DALYs) for 315 diseases and injuries and healthy life expectancy (HALE), 1990-2015: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2015. The Lancet, 388 (10053) : 1603-1658 DOI

Global Burden of Disease 2015 Disease and Injury Incidence and Prevelance Collaborators. (2016). Global, regional, and national incidence, prevalence, and years lived with disability for 310 diseases and injuries, 1990-2015: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2015. The Lancet, 388 (10053) : 1545-1602 DOI

Global Burden of Disease Study 2015 SDG Collaborators (2016). Measuring the health-related Sustainable Development Goals in 188 countries: a baseline analysis from the Global Burden of Disease Study 2015. The Lancet, : 10.1016/S0140-6736(16)31467-2 DOI

Shearer, F.M., Huang, Z., Weiss, D., Wiebe, A., Gibson, H., Battle, K.E., Pigott, D.M., Brady, O.J., Putaporntip, C., Jongwutiwes, S., Lau, Y.L., Manske, M., Amato, R., Elyazar, I.R.F., Vythilingam, I., Bhatt, S., Gething, P.W., Singh, B., Golding, N., Hay, S.I. and Moyes, C.L. (2016). Estimating Geographical Variation in the Risk of Zoonotic Plasmodium knowlesi Infection in Countries Eliminating Malaria, PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases, 10 (8) : e0004915 DOI

Pigott, D.M., Millear, A.I., Earl, L., Morozoff, C., Han, B.A., Shearer, F.M., Weiss, D.J., Brady, O.J., Kraemer, M.U.G., Moyes, C.L., Bhatt, S., Gething, P.W., Golding, N. and Hay, S.I. (2016). Updates to the zoonotic niche map of Ebola virus disease in Africa. eLife, 5 : e16412 DOI

Projects

January 2013 - December 2017 The changing endemicity and disease burden of Plasmodium falciparum At a time when increases in funding for malaria control have led to widespread scale-up of key interventions, our understanding of how P. falciparum malaria transmission, disease, and death...
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