Executive board

These people are currently heading RECON.

Cyril Geismar

PhD in Clinial Medical Research (Public Health) : Developing methodologies and software for Bayesian inference of transmission trees (outbreaker2)., Imperial College London, United Kingdom

Noam Ross

Vice-President. Disease Ecologist and Principal Scientist, Computational Research. Software peer review lead for rOpenSci., EcoHealth Alliance, United States

Janetta Skarp

PhD student working in infectious disease modelling, contributor to RECON packages., Imperial College London, UK., NA


Members are people actively involved in, and contributing to, RECON’s activities. See this page if you would like more information on membership.

Jamalludin Ab Rahman

Professor of epidemiology, International islamic University of Malaysia, Malaysia

Monday Osagie Adenomon

Senior Lecturer & Chartered Statistician (RSS-UK); coord, NSUK-LISA; Chair, IASC African mem Group; Time series and Biostatistics, Nasarawa State University, Keffi, Nigeria

Ayodele Adeyemo

Senior Technical Associate, GIS and Data Analytics, eHealth Africa, Nigeria

Manuel Albela Miranda

Epidemiology Adviser, Médecins sans Frontières (MSF), Switzerland

Tomas Aragon

R instructor; infectious disease epidemiologist; public health official, University of California, Berkeley School of Public Health, United States

Callum Arnold

PhD in Mathematical Biology studying measles outbreaks and intervention impacts, Pennsylvania State University, United States

Dean Attali

Web and R developer, designer of the RECON website., AttaliTech, Canada., NA

Marc Baguelin

Mathematical modeller and health economist specialised in Public Health intervention. Strong believer in open code and sharing., Public Health England, UK., NA

Amrish Baidjoe

Field epidemiologist/microbiologist, outbreak response expert., President of the EPIET alumni network., NA

Neale Batra

Communicable disease epidemiologist specialized in emergency response and preparedness, NA, NA

Cici Bauer

Academic faculty (assistant professor) - Bayesian spatiotemporal modeling, Department of Biostatistics and Data Science, University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston, United States

Matthijs Berends

Infectious Disease Epidemiology, University of Groningen, Netherlands

Mahendra Bhandari

Head Intelligent Automation , Predictive Modelling , Ensemble Forecast , Location Based Intelligence , Python / R, AINQA, India

Sangeeta Bhatia

Modeller and software developer contributing packages for outbreak analysis using digital surveillance data., Imperial College London, UK., NA

Matthew Biggerstaff

Epidemiologist focused on using modeling and forecasting outputs to inform public health decision making., U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, USA., NA

Olivia Boyd

Postgrad researcher - Epidemiology, Imperial College London, United Kingdom

Hannah Brindle

Research Fellow with the Emergency and Epidemic Data at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. Current work on electronic data collection methods, automated reporting and research during health emergencies., London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, United Kingdom

Jun Cai

PhD candidate interested in influenza transmission dynamics and R programming., Center for Earth System Science, Tsinghua University, China., NA

Finlay Campbell

Data scientist interested in outbreak analysis and R package development., WHO Geneva, Switzerland., NA

Anne Cori

Statistician specialized in disease modelling and outbreak response., Imperial College London, UK., NA

Zulma Cucunuba

Vector borne disease modelling to inform public health policy, emphasis in Latin America., Imperial College London, UK., NA

Jeroen de Korte

Data Scientist / Product manager, working on an IoT platform to enable cities to become more sustainable, n/a, Netherlands

Amy Dighe

PhD Student - using mathematical modelling and statistical analyses to better characterise the transmission dynamics of emerging infectious diseases, MRC centre for Global Infectious Disease Analysis, Imperial College London, United Kingdom

Roz Eggo

Infectious disease modeller of outbreaks, epidemics, and endemic infections., LSHTM, UK., NA

Flavio Finger

Epidemiologist & Outbreak Analyst, Epicentre, Paris, France

Rich Fitzjohn

R developper specialized in data analysis infrastructures., Imperial College London, UK., NA

Simon Frost

Viral evolution, dynamics and epidemiology., University of Cambridge, UK., NA

Amy Gimma

Software development / data management & analysis / research fellow, LSHTM, United Kingdom

Emma Glennon

Sir Henry Wellcome Research Fellow, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom


Head of Epidemiology (epidemiology and data science), WaCa, Côte d'Ivoire

Michael Höhle

Statistical modelling in infectious disease epidemiology., Stockholm University, Sweden., NA

Benido Impouma

Preparedness for, surveillance of and response to disease outbreaks and other public health emergencies., World Health Organization, Congo, Republic., NA

Yalda Jafari

DPhil Candidate, University of Oxford, United Kingdom

Christopher Jarvis

Statistician and Researcher, LSHTM, United Kingdom

Samuel Jenness

Epidemic modeling, network science, HIV/STI epidemiology., Emory University, USA., NA

Michael Johansson

Biologist. I develop statistical and mechanistic modeling tools for vector-borne diseases and emerging epidemics., Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health, Outbreak Science, United States

Thibaut Jombart

RECON Founder. Statistician and R programmer specialized in outbreak analysis., London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine / Imperial College London, UK., France

David Jørgensen

PhD student in infectious disease epidemiology, Imperial College London, United Kingdom

Zhian Kamvar

R developer and population geneticist., Imperial College London, UK., NA

Patrick Keating

Infectious disease epidemiologist using R for analysis., Austrian Agency for Health and Food Safety, Austria., NA

Mohammad Kibria

Technical advisor in Health Information Systems and Monitoring and Evaluation systems., USAID STAR Senior Fellow, Bangladesh

Mara Kont

PhD Student in Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Imperial College London, United Kingdom

Meryam Krit

Mathematical modeller and researcher, Tropical Institute of Medicines, Belgium

Henry Kyobe-Bosa

Epidemiologist with interest in outbreak risk analysis, surveillance and response to emerging infectious diseases., African Risk Capacity, South Africa., Uganda

Abraham Lagat

Data Curator, CIMMYT, Kenya

Olivier Le Polain

Senior Epidemiologist,, UK-Public Health Rapid Support Team, UK., NA

Rafael Lopes Paixão da Silva

PhD Candidate in physics researching on drivers of epidemics dynamics and Health System impact, Instituto de Física Teórica - IFT (UNESP), Brazil

Greg Martin

Health service executive; host of Global Health and R Programming 101 YouTube series, NA, NA

Arun Mitra

PhD Scholar, Epidemiology, Public Health Data Science, Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Achutha Menon Centre for Health Science Studies, Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology, India

Paula Moraga

Spatial statistics and disease surveillance., Lancaster University, UK., NA

Kamarul Imran Musa

Associate Professor / Expertise in disease modelling, xd, Malaysia

VP Nagraj

R developer and contributor to epicontacts package., University of Virginia, USA., NA

Ghiwa Nassereddine

A passionate public health professional with a concentration in epidemiology and biostatistics., American University of Beirut, Lebanon

Aminata Ndiaye

Biostatistician, WHO, France

Pierre Nouvellet

Modelling for outbreak response and zoonotic diseases., Imperial College London, UK., NA

Timothy Ogunleye

Executive Director, Tim-R Programming. Statistical Modelling, Econometrics, Morphometrics and Biostatistics, PhD Candidate, University of Ilorin, Kwara State, Nigeria, Nigeria

Lulla Opatowski

Lecturer in mathematical epidemiology., Universite Versailles St Quentin / Institut Pasteur / Inserm, France., NA

Benjamin Ortiz Ulloa

Data Visualization Engineer, Freelancer, United States

Pawel Piatkowski

Bioinformatician, avid R/Shiny programmer. Independent contractor (working for Genentech/Roche), Poland., NA, NA

Jonathan Polonsky

Epidemiologist focusing on humanitarian and outbreak settings. I use R for automating analyses and reproducible reporting., World Health Organisation, Switzerland., NA

Juliet Pulliam

Infectious disease modeler focusing on outbreaks and zoonotic diseases., Acting Program Director of the ICI3D. Director, South African Centre for Epidemiological Modelling and Analysis (SACEMA), South Africa

Nistara Randhawa

Epidemiologist and R programmer contributing to the Epicontacts package., University of California, Davis, USA., NA

Matthieu Rolland

Statistician - Environmental Epidemiologist, Institute for Advanced Biosciences - INSERM, France

Ilana Schafer

Veterinary epidemiologist with expertise in field outbreak response, and software development for outbreak data management and contact tracing., US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, USA., NA

Dirk Schumacher

R developer with experience in infectious disease epidemiology, surveillance and outbreak response., Berlin, Germany., NA

Jakob Schumacher

Public health consultant, Local public health institute, Berlin, Germany

Amandeep Singh

Student, Newbie, The University of Lethbridge, Canada

Alex Spina

Infectious disease epidemiologist using R for surveillance data and outbreak response., Austrian Agency for Food and Health Safety / European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control, Austria., NA

Savina Stoitsova

Infectious disease epidemiologist (EPIET alumni) based in Bulgaria, interested in affordable analytic tools for outbreak response., National center of infectious and parasitic diseases, Bulgaria., NA

Tim Taylor

Research Software Engineer interested in outbreak analytics and R package development., London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, UK., United Kingdom

Scott Teesdale

Product management; epidemiology, Resolve to Save Lives, Louisiana Department of Health, United States

Claire Thomson

Deputy Secretary and Deputy Treasurer. Project coordinator with a Public Health background., Imperial College London, UK., NA

Achilleas Tsoumanis

Biostatistician - R programmer - PhD candidate, Clinical Trials Unit, Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, Belgium

Philip Turk

Director of Biostatistics and Data Science, Atrium Health, United States

Nsikak Udoh

Data analyst, University of Lagos, Nigeria

Aliyu Usman Kinafa

Lecturer, Gombe State University, Nigeria

Esther van Kleef

Senior epidemiologist. Special interest in (modelling) the transmission dynamics of antimicrobial resistance and outbreak analytics., Institute of Tropical Medicine Antwerp, Belgium

Jean-Pierre Veyrenche

International expert (WHO, IOM, UNICEF) in WASH and operations management for emergency response to health crises., Freelance consultant, France., NA

Charlie Whittaker

Treasurer, Vice-president. PhD student, epidemiologist, Imperial College, London, United Kingdom

K.M. Rukhsad Asif Zaman

Field monitoring officer, data management and analysis using R, International Health Regulation (IHR), CDC, DGHS, Bangladesh

Advisory board

We are extremely lucky to have the following people supporting and guiding our efforts:

Gregory Armstrong

Director of the Advanced Molecular Detection initiative, with extensive experience in epidemiology and outbreak response at CDC, Atlanta, USA., NA, NA

Gabor Csardi

Computer scientist with a strong background in statistics and network theory, Gabor is a prominent member of the R community who develops and contributes to a number of major packages such as igraph, roxygen and R6. Mango Solutions, Chippenham, UK., NA, NA

Christl Donnelly

Professor of Statistical Epidemiology, Fellow of the Royal Society, Christl has extensive experience in epidemics analysis and emergency outbreak response. Imperial College London, UK., NA, NA

Jennifer Gardy

Canada Research Chair in Public Health genomics at the university of British Columbia and BC Centre for Disease Control, with extensive experience in inferring disease transmission from genomic data. Vancouver, Canada., NA, NA

Oliver Morgan

Acting Director, Health Emergency Information and Risk Assessment Department, World Health Organisation. Geneva, Switzerland., NA, NA

Jacco Wallinga

Professor of infectious disease modelling at Leiden University Medical Center, Head of the Infectious Disease Modelling Department at the National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM), The Netherlands., NA, NA