Moritz Kraemer, DPhil
Associate Professor of Computational and Genomic Epidemiology
University of Oxford
from January to July 2023
Born in 1989 in Washington, D.C.
Studied Statistical Epidemiology at the University of Oxford and Harvard University
College for Life Sciences
Analytical Framework for Pandemic-Resilient & Sustainable CitiesThe COVID-19 pandemic has made visible the deficiencies in how we imagine, plan, and manage our cities and live together in them. Cities became the hotspots of COVID-19 transmission, and incidence variation within cities highlighted social and health inequalities. Also, cities are the main sources of carbon emissions today. On the other hand, cities in all their diversity have become the dominant form of human settlement and are the major driving force behind innovation, social change, and cultural and economic activity. Yet, little is known about which city forms are most resilient to absorbing shocks like those from infectious disease outbreaks and/or epidemics. I propose to build an interdisciplinary research programme at the intersection of pandemic sciences and environmental sustainability. This project aims to develop the backbone theory to enable future city planning to be more adaptive so the cities can be more liveable.
Kraemer, Moritz U. G., Robert C. Reiner Jr., Oliver J. Brady, Jane P. Messina, Marius Gilbert, David M. Pigott, Dingdong Yi, et al. (2019). “Past and Future Spread of the Arbovirus Vectors Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus.” Nature Microbiology 4: 854–863. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41564-019-0376-y.
Kraemer, Moritz U. G., Chia-Hung Yang, Bernardo Gutierrez, Chieh-Hsi Wu, Brennan Klein, David M. Pigott, Open COVID-19 Data Working Group, et al. (2020). “The Effect of Human Mobility and Control Measures on the COVID-19 Epidemic in China.” Science 368: 493–497. https://doi.org/10.1126/science.abb4218.
Kraemer, Moritz U. G., Verity Hill, Christopher Ruis, Simon Dellicour, Sumali Bajaj, John McCrone, Guy Baele, et al. (2021). “Spatiotemporal Invasion Dynamics of SARS-CoV-2 Lineage B.1.1.7 Emergence.” Science 373: 889–895. https://doi.org/10.1126/science.abj0113.