Anne Cori

Anne Cori

Senior Lecturer in Outbreak Analysis and Modeling

Imperial College London

Anne Cori is a mathematical and statistical modeler whose research is devoted to developing statistical methods and tools to understand the dynamics of epidemics and inform control policies. 

She is currently a senior lecturer at the Medical Research Council (MRC) Centre for Global Infectious Disease Analysis at Imperial College London, where her focus is on developing methods that can be used in real-time for a broad range of pathogens to quickly characterize their transmissibility, detect potential changes in transmission patterns over time and space, and predict possible outbreak trajectories under a range of control measures. 

She is the author of the R package EpiEstim, which was used extensively during the 2013–2016 West African Ebola epidemic and in the more recent Ebola outbreaks in the Democratic Republic of Congo and Guinea to quantify the transmissibility at various points in the outbreak, forecast future incidence, and assess the impact of control measures. EpiEstim has also become prominent during the COVID-19 pandemic and has been widely used by academics, public health agencies, and governments worldwide to monitor SARS-CoV-2 transmission. 

She is also involved in a range of projects trying to address gaps in tools, for example, tools that characterize the natural history of pathogens whilst identifying mistakes in data entries, or tools to predict the spatial spread of infectious diseases. 

Cori received her PhD in epidemiology and modeling of infectious diseases at the Université Pierre et Marie Curie Paris 6, and a master’s degree in environment from the University of Paris I: Panthéon-Sorbonne.