Dr Joaquin Prada
Joaquin research focuses on the development of mathematical and statistical models to inform policy decision-making for the control and elimination of infectious diseases, with a particular interest in Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs). His work has supported global policy, for example during the development of the 2021-2030 NTD roadmap, and he has also participated in several informal WHO-led working groups and is a member of the United Against Rabies forum working group on tools evaluation (an FAO-OIE-WHO initiative). His research group at Surrey combines mathematical modelling with economic evaluation and stakeholder elicitation techniques to develop sustainable portfolios of interventions against NTDs (in particular zoonotic NTDs such as Echinococcosis and Rabies). He is part of the NTD Modelling Consortium (funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation) and participate in a number of projects from the One Health European Joint Programme (funded by the European Commission).