Henrik Salje joined as a Chargé de Recherche in the Mathematical Modelling of Infectious Diseases Unit at Institut Pasteur in February 2017. His interests lie in applied public health research, especially with regards to the spread of arboviruses. He focuses on combining the development of analytical approaches with empirical research to better understand the transmission dynamics of different infectious diseases. He has a Bachelors and Masters degree in Biochemistry from Oxford University, a Masters degree in Biostatistics from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and a PhD in Epidemiology, also from Johns Hopkins. Prior to starting his PhD, he worked in financial modeling in the investment banking sector in London. He is also an Adjunct Assistant Professor at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
Improved understanding of patterns of arbovirus infection risk
There have been a number of recent efforts to build global maps of infection risk for different pathogens. These maps typically use the results of regressions in well-characterized settings to quantify the association between […]
Insights into arbovirus epidemiology from serological data
When individuals get infected by an arbovirus (or many other pathogens), they will develop antibodies against that arbovirus that will continue to circulate in their blood. By using assays that can detect these antibodies, […]
Antigenic and genetic variability of dengue viruses
Dengue causes significant morbidity and mortality worldwide. Large increases in cases are often associated with a shift in predominant serotypes and/or genotypes. The mechanisms that drive these shifts are not well understood. In a […]
Assessing the threat posed by zoonotic viruses like MERS-CoV, Nipah or avian influenza
Zoonotic viruses are viruses that have an animal reservoir but may also infect humans. The 2009 A(H1N1)pdm09 influenza pandemic, the SARS epidemic in 2003, the recent emergence of a novel coronavirus in the Middle […]
Epidemiologic assessment and modelling of the epidemic of Ebola in West Africa
West Africa has been affected by an epidemic of Ebola of unprecedented magnitude. Since summer 2014, we have been working very closely with Amadou Sall and his team from Institut Pasteur Dakar and a […]
2017Genomic history of the seventh pandemic of cholera in Africa, Science 2017 11;358(6364):785-789.
2017Convergence of Humans, Bats, Trees, and Culture in Nipah Virus Transmission, Bangladesh, Emerging Infect. Dis. 2017 Sep;23(9):1446-1453.
2017Contact structure, mobility, environmental impact and behaviour: the importance of social forces to infectious disease dynamics and disease ecology, Philos. Trans. R. Soc. Lond., B, Biol. Sci. 2017 May;372(1719).
2017Dengue diversity across spatial and temporal scales: Local structure and the effect of host population size, Science 2017 Mar;355(6331):1302-1306.
2017Real-Time Assessment of Health-Care Requirements During the Zika Virus Epidemic in Martinique, Am. J. Epidemiol. 2017 Feb;:1-10.
2017Evaluating Hospital-Based Surveillance for Outbreak Detection in Bangladesh: Analysis of Healthcare Utilization Data, PLoS Med. 2017 Jan;14(1):e1002218.
2016Synchrony of Dengue Incidence in Ho Chi Minh City and Bangkok, PLoS Negl Trop Dis 2016 Dec;10(12):e0005188.
2016Spread of yellow fever virus outbreak in Angola and the Democratic Republic of the Congo 2015-16: a modelling study, Lancet Infect Dis 2017 Mar;17(3):330-338.
2016Disparities in influenza mortality and transmission related to sociodemographic factors within Chicago in the pandemic of 1918, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 2016 Nov;113(48):13839-13844.
2016How social structures, space, and behaviors shape the spread of infectious diseases using chikungunya as a case study, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 2016 Nov;113(47):13420-13425.
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