Dr Natsuko Imai
Dr Imai serves as the liaison between the MRC Centre for Outbreak Analysis and Modelling and the World Health Organization. She is responsible for developing and co-ordinating projects to support WHO activities and departments including The Global Influenza Programme, The Initiative for Vaccine Research, and the Global Outbreak Alert and Response Network. As a whole, the Centre provides technical assistance in several disease areas including malaria, HIV, yellow fever, influenza, polio, hepatitis, and dengue.
She is also a research associate working in the MRC Centre and the Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology. Her current project, in collaboration with colleagues at Imperial College London and Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, focuses on estimating dengue transmission intensity globally, and to identify environmental determinants of dengue burden.