Sean Cavany, Ph.D.

Mathematical Modeller, Nuffield Department of Medicine

University of Oxford

Dr. Sean Cavany is a mathematical modeler based in Ben Cooper’s Drug-Resistant Infections and Disease Dynamics (DRIaDD) group in the NDM Centre for Global Health Research at the University of Oxford.  

His current focus is on developing models to help understand the impact of substandard and falsified medicines on the emergence and spread of antimicrobial resistance. This will involve using data-driven within-host models of the emergence and selection of resistance following treatment with substandard and falsified medicines. Sean works closely on this project with members of the Medicine Quality group.

He has broad interests within the field of infectious disease dynamics. He completed his Ph.D. in Infectious Disease Epidemiology at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, where he analyzed the effectiveness of contact tracing for tuberculosis. Before coming to Oxford, he was a postdoc at the University of Notre Dame, where he worked on modeling the transmission of SARS-CoV-2 and dengue virus.