Dr Emanuele Giorgi
Emanuele is an MRC Fellow in Biostatistics based at Lancaster University. He is a statistician working at the interface between statistical methodology development and applications to spatial epidemiology of tropical diseases. He is currently working on the development of geostatistical methods to combine disease prevalence data from different diagnostics procedure, with a particular focus on lymphatic filariasis infection. He is also involved in the Tumikia project, by developing zero-inflated geostatistical models for soil-transmitted helminths risk mapping. He is the lead developer of PrevMap, an open-source R package which implements state-of-the-art methods for prevalence mapping.
He completed his PhD in Statistics and epidemiology at Lancaster University under the supervision of Prof. Peter Diggle. He is currently a lecturer at the Ghana and Tanzania centres of the African Institute of Mathematical Sciences.