Dr Paul Torgerson
Group leader, Institute of Parasitology, University Zürich, Switzerland
Dr Torgerson is leader of the epidemiology and modelling group at the Institute of Parasitology of the University of Zurich. Prior to that he was a lecturer in Parasitology at the University College Dublin and a research fellow at Cambridge University. He holds a degree in veterinary medicine and a PhD in parasitology, both awarded by the University of Cambridge. He is also a diplomat of the European College of Veterinary Public health.
His interest in burden of disease analysis originates from work on zoonoses, particularly echinococcosis which result in significant morbidity on both animal and human populations. He has a specific research interested in developing improved techniques for disease burden analysis in particular the use of stochastic techniques to model uncertain data. He has published over 100 peer reviewed papers and book chapters and many of these are primarily on burden analysis of zoonotic diseases, including methodological papers. He also has a research focus on the transmission of zoonoses including modelling cost effectiveness of disease control intervention. He has been actively involved in zoonotic disease research in many countries. He reviews for many leading scientific journals and is a member of a number of learned societies.