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Sarah Jervis



Research Fellow



Life Sciences

University of Warwick

Coventry CV4 7AL


Tel: +44(0) 2476 528368




Research Interests

I am a statistical modeller working as part of the Neglected Tropical Disease Modelling Consortium and the Warwick Infectious Disease Epidemiology Research (WIDER) group. My current research is on visceral leishmaniasis (VL) - a parasitic disease spread by sandflies which annually kills an estimated 20,000-40,000 people globally. The Indian subcontinent (ISC) has 60% of the global burden of the disease. The development of a transition model for the spread of VL, incorporating seasonal vector birth rate and district specific waiting times for treatment, aims to access the effects of different control measures and the feasibility of meeting the WHO goal for elimination (<1 new case per 10,000 people per year).

My background is in theoretical statistics (time series, statistical inference), survival analysis and medical statistics. My primary interest is the application of statistical methods and probabilistic modelling to epidemiological data, particularly infectious diseases.


Research Associate/Genetic Epidemiologist/Statistical Geneticist, Department of Public Health and Primary Care, University of Cambridge 2012-2015.

PhD, Statistics, University of Manchester 2007-2011

MMath, Mathematics with Statistics, University of Manchester 2003-2007

Member, Neglected Tropical Diseases Modelling Consortium