Ph.D. in Statistics and Epidemiology, Lancaster University, UK. (October 2015)
MSc in Statistics, Universitá degli studi di Padova, Italy. (July 2012)
BSc in Statistics, Universitá degli studi di Padova, Italy. (April 2010)
I am an MRC Biostatistics Fellow in the CHICAS research group at the Lancaster Medical School.
I work at the interface between development of statistical methodology and epidemiological applications.
I formerly did my BSc and MSc in Statistics at the University of Padua, and then joined CHICAS in 2012 where I gained my Ph.D. in Statistics and Epidemiology.
I enjoy stargazing, cooking with my wife and reading books, especially those on the history and culture of foreign countries.
My favourite places in the UK, so far, are: Saint Bees (Cumbria), Liverpool (where I got married on 21 December 2015) and the Jurassic Coast in Dorset.
I am a citizen of the world but Lancaster is my home!
Since March 2016, I am a lecturer for the African Institute of Mathematical Sciences in Ghana and Tanzania, where I have been teaching courses on statistical modelling.
My reaserach interests lie in the development of novel geostatistical methods for disease risk mapping with a particular focus on tropical diseases in Africa.
Here is a list of topics on which I have been recently working.
Geostatistical modelling of zero-infalted prevalence data.
Geostatistical inference on missing locations.
Geostatistical modelling of prevalence data from multiple diagnostic procedures, with application to the mapping of lymphatic filarasis risk.
Combining data from multiple surveys with a mix of random and biased samples.
Integrated spatial analysis of exposures and risk at multiple spatial scales.
Spatio-temporal modelling of repeated cross-sectional prevalence surveys.
Young Investigator Award, First-tier Mention, American Society of Tropical Medicine. Award given for the work presented at the Annual Meeting 2014 in New Orleans (USA).
(Read more here - see my poster)
Deribe, K., Mbeng, A. A., Cano, J., Njouendo, A. J., Fru-Cho, J., Abong, R., Eyong, M. E., Ndongmo, P. W. C., Giorgi, E., Pigott, D. M., Golding, N., Pullan, R. L., Noor, A. M., Enquselassie, F., Murray, C. J. L., Brooker, S. J., Hay, S. I., Newport, M. J., Wanji, S., Davey, G. Mapping the geographical distribution of podoconiosis in Cameroon using parasitological, serological, and clinical evidence.
Deribe, K., Cano, J., Giorgi, E., Pigott, D., Golding, N., Pullan, R. L., Noor, A. M., Cromwell, E. A., et al. Estimating the number of cases of podoconiosis in Ethiopia using geostatistical methods.
Sánchez-Vcizcaíno, F.,Hale, A. C., Rowlingson, B., Radford, A D., Giorgi, E., O’Brien, S. J, Diggle, P. J. Real-time syndromic surveillance system in small companion animals: the example of early detection of gastrointestinal disease outbreaks.
Amoah, B., Giorgi, E., Hayes, D. J., van Buuren, S., Diggle, P. J. Geostatistical modelling of the association between malaria and child growth in Africa.
Henning, J., Giorgi, E., Soares Magalhães, R. J., Tizzani, P., Viviani, P., Pejovic, N., Hrapović, M., Potzsch, C. Factors influencing the success of aerial rabies vaccination of foxes.
Giorgi, E., Diggle, P. J., Snow, R. W., Noor, A. M. Disease mapping and visualization using data from spatio-temporally referenced prevalence surveys.
Jary , H. R., Aston, S., Ho, A., Giorgi, E., Kalata, N., Nyirenda, M., Mallewa, J., Peterson, I., Gordon, S. B., Mortimer, K. Household air pollution and pneumonia in Malawian adults: a case-control study.