Dr Jonathan Read

Senior Lecturer in Biostatistics

Research Overview

My research interests focus on understanding the transmission and evolutionary dynamics of infectious diseases. A substantial part of this interest lies in understanding transmission patterns and their relation to networks of interaction between hosts. This has motivated the development of methods and ways to measure social contact patterns, to improve population-scale and individual-based models of transmission. I am also intersted in understanding the behavioural responses of people to infections and epidemics, as well as interaction patterns at larger spatial scales and human mobility modelling.

Prospective cohort study to investigate the burden and transmission of acute gastroenteritis in care homes: a study protocol
Inns, T., Pulawska-Czub, A., Harris, J.P., Vivancos, R., Read, J.M., Beeching, N.J., Allen, D.J., Iturriza-Gomara, M., O'Brien, S.J. 1/11/2017 In: BMJ Open. 7, 11, 7 p.
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Cohort Profile: a study of influenza immunity in the urban and rural Guangzhou region of China: the Fluscape Study
Jiang, C.Q., Lessler, J., Kim, L., Kwok, K.O., Read, J.M., Wang, S., Tan, L., Hast, M., Zhu, H., Guan, Y., Riley, S., Cummings, D.A.T. 04/2017 In: International Journal of Epidemiology. 46, 2, 7 p.
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A comparison of hemagglutination inhibition and neutralization assays for characterizing immunity to seasonal influenza A
Truelove, S., Zhu, H., Lessler, J., Riley, S., Read, J.M., Wang, S., Kwok, K.O., Guan, Y., Jiang, C.Q., Cummings, D.A.T. 11/2016 In: Influenza and Other Respiratory Viruses. 10, 6, p. 518-524. 7 p.
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Early impact of rotavirus vaccination in a large paediatric hospital in the UK
Hungerford, D., Read, J.M., Cooke, R.P.D., Vivancos, R., Iturriza-Gómara, M., Allen, D.J., French, N., Cunliffe, N. 06/2016 In: Journal of Hospital Infection. 93, 2, p. 117-120. 4 p.
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Design of a study to examine contact mixing and acute respiratory infection in Ballabgarh, Haryana
Kumar, S., Amarchand, R., Gosain, M., Sharma, H., Dawood, F., Jain, S., Lafond, K., Widdowson, M., Read, J.M., Krishnan, A. 04/2016
Meeting abstract

Social contact networks and mixing among students in K-12 schools in Pittsburgh, PA
Guclu, H., Read, J.M., Vukotich, C.J., Galloway, D.D., Gao, H., Rainey, J.J., Uzicanin, A., Zimmer, S.M., Cummings, D.A.T. 15/03/2016 In: PLoS ONE. 11, 3, 19 p.
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In-season and out-of-season variation of rotavirus genotype distribution and age of infection across 12 European countries before the introduction of routine vaccination, 2007/08 to 2012/13
Hungerford, D., Vivancos, R., Read, J.M., Pitzer, V.E., Cunliffe, N., French, N., Iturriza-Gómara, M., EuroRotaNet network members 14/01/2016 In: Eurosurveillance. 21, 2, 12 p.
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Pneumococcal acquisition among infants exposed to HIV in rural Malawi: a longitudinal household study
Heinsbroek, E., Tafatatha, T., Chisambo, C., Phiri, A., Mwiba, O., Ngwira, B., Crampin, A.C., Read, J.M., French, N. 1/01/2016 In: American Journal of Epidemiology. 183, 1, p. 70-78. 9 p.
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Enhancing disease surveillance with novel data streams: challenges and opportunities
Althouse, B.M., Scarpino, S.V., Meyers, L.A., Ayers, J.W., Bargsten, M., Baumbach, J., Brownstein, J.S., Castro, L., Clapham, H., Cummings, D.A.T., Del Valle, S., Eubank, S., Fairchild, G., Finelli, L., Generous, N., George, D., Harper, D.R., Hébert-Dufresne, L., Johansson, M.A., Konty, K., Lipsitch, M., Milinovich, G., Miller, J.D., Nsoesie, E.O., Olson, D.R., Paul, M., Polgreen, P.M., Priedhorsky, R., Read, J.M., Rodríguez-Barraquer, I., Smith, D.J., Stefansen, C., Swerdlow, D.L., Thompson, D., Vespignani, A., Wesolowski, A. 1/12/2015 In: EPJ Data Science. 4, 1, p. 1-8. 8 p.
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Testing the hypothesis of preferential attachment in social network formation
House, T., Read, J.M., Danon, L., Keeling, M.J. 12/2015 In: EPJ Data Science. 4, 1, 13 p.
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Persisting high prevalence of pneumococcal carriage among HIV-infected adults receiving antiretroviral therapy in Malawi: a cohort study
Heinsbroek, E., Tafatatha, T., Phiri, A., Ngwira, B., Crampin, A.C., Read, J.M., French, N. 10/09/2015 In: AIDS. 29, 14, p. 1837-1844. 8 p.
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Estimating the Life Course of Influenza A (H3N2) Antibody Responses from Cross-Sectional Data
Kucharski, A.J., Lessler, J., Read, J.M., Zhu, H., Jiang, C.Q., Guan, Y., Cummings, D.A.T., Riley, S. 3/03/2015 In: Plos Biology. 13, 3, 16 p.
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Effectiveness of screening for Ebola at airports
Read, J., Diggle, P.J., Chirombo, J., Solomon, T., Baylis, M. 3/01/2015 In: The Lancet. 385, 9962, p. 23-24. 2 p.
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European red squirrel population dynamics driven by squirrelpox at a gray squirrel invasion interface
Chantrey, J., Dale, T.D., Read, J.M., White, S., Whitfield, F., Jones, D., McInnes, C.J., Begon, M. 10/2014 In: Ecology and Evolution. 4, 19, p. 3788-3799. 12 p.
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Social contacts and the locations in which they occur as risk factors for influenza infection
Kwok, K.O., Cowling, B.J., Wei, V.W.I., Wu, K.M., Read, J.M., Lessler, J., Cummings, D.A., Peiris, J.S.M., Riley, S. 22/08/2014 In: Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences. 281, 1789, 9 p.
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Risk factors for UK Plasmodium falciparum cases
Pinsent, A., Read, J.M., Griffin, J.T., Smith, V., Gething, P.W., Ghani, A.C., Pasvol, G., Hollingsworth, T.D. 4/08/2014 In: Malaria Journal. 13, 8 p.
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The Contribution of Social Behaviour to the Transmission of Influenza A in a Human Population
Kucharski, A.J., Kwok, K.O., Wei, V.W.I., Cowling, B.J., Read, J.M., Lessler, J., Cummings, D.A., Riley, S. 26/06/2014 In: PLoS Pathogens. 10, 6, 8 p.
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Social mixing patterns in rural and urban areas of southern China
Read, J.M., Lessler, J., Riley, S., Wang, S., Tan, L.J., Kwok, K.O., Guan, Y., Jiang, C.Q., Cummings, D.A.T. 22/06/2014 In: Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences. 281, 1785, 8 p.
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The spatiotemporal association of non-prescription retail sales with cases during the 2009 influenza pandemic in Great Britain
Todd, S., Diggle, P.J., White, P.J., Fearne, A., Read, J. 2014 In: BMJ Open. 4, 4, p. 1-9. 9 p.
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Social encounter networks: characterizing Great Britain
Danon, L., Read, J.M., House, T.A., Vernon, M.C., Keeling, M.J. 22/08/2013 In: Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences. 280, 1765, 10 p.
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Close encounters of the infectious kind: methods to measure social mixing behaviour
Read, J.M., Edmunds, W.J., Riley, S., Lessler, J., Cummings, D.A.T. 12/2012
Literature review

Social encounter networks: collective properties and disease transmission
Danon, L., House, T.A., Read, J.M., Keeling, M.J. 7/11/2012 In: Interface. 9, 76, p. 2826-2833. 8 p.
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Evidence for antigenic seniority in influenza A (H3N2) antibody responses in Southern China
Lessler, J., Riley, S., Read, J.M., Wang, S., Zhu, H., Smith, G.J.D., Guan, Y., Jiang, C.Q., Cummings, D.A.T. 19/07/2012 In: PLoS Pathogens. 8, 7, 11 p.
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Modelling the impact of local reactive school closures on critical care provision during an influenza pandemic
House, T., Baguelin, M., Van Hoek, A.J., White, P.J., Sadique, Z., Eames, K., Read, J.M., Hens, N., Melegaro, A., Edmunds, W.J., Keeling, M.J. 22/09/2011 In: Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences. 278, 1719, p. 2753-2760. 8 p.
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Location-specific patterns of exposure to recent pre-pandemic strains of influenza A in southern China
Lessler, J., Cummings, D.A.T., Read, J.M., Wang, S., Zhu, H., Smith, G.J.D., Guan, Y., Jiang, C.Q., Riley, S. 9/08/2011 In: Nature Communications. 2, 9 p.
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The use of satellite imagery in contact/travel questionnaires
Lessler, J., Read, J.M., Riley, S.R., Cummings, D.A.T. 1/06/2009
Meeting abstract

Epidemic prediction and control in weighted networks
Eames, K.T.D., Read, J.M., Edmunds, W.J. 03/2009 In: Epidemics. 1, 1, p. 70-76. 7 p.
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Dynamic social networks and the implications for the spread of infectious disease
Read, J.M., Eames, K.T.D., Edmunds, W.J. 6/09/2008 In: Interface. 5, 26, p. 1001-1007. 7 p.
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Networks in epidemiology
Eames, K.T.D., Read, J.M. 2008 In: Bio-inspired computing and communication. Berlin : Springer Verlag p. 79-90. 12 p.
Paper

Stochasticity generates an evolutionary instability for infectious disease
Read, J.M., Keeling, M.J. 09/2007 In: Ecology Letters. 10, 9, 10 p.
Letter

Disease evolution across a range of spatio-temporal scales
Read, J.M., Keeling, M.J. 09/2006 In: Theoretical Population Biology. 70, 2, p. 201-213. 13 p.
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The invasion and coexistence of competing Wolbachia strains
Keeling, M.J., Jiggins, F.M., Read, J.M. 10/2003 In: Heredity. 91, 4, p. 382-388. 7 p.
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Disease evolution on networks: the role of contact structure
Read, J.M., Keeling, M.J. 7/04/2003 In: Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences. 270, 1516, p. 699-708. 10 p.
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HeathMod: a model of the impact of seasonal grazing by sheep on upland heaths dominated by Calluna vulgaris (heather)
Read, J.M., Birch, C.P.D., Milne, J.A. 06/2002 In: Biological Conservation. 105, 3, p. 279-292. 14 p.
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Exploring the density-dependent structure of blowfly populations by nonparametric additive modeling
Lingjaerde, O.C., Stenseth, N.C., Kristoffersen, A.B., Smith, R.H., Moe, S.J., Read, J.M., Daniels, S., Simkiss, K. 09/2001 In: Ecology. 82, 9, p. 2645-2658. 14 p.
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