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Professor Christopher Dye’s research has focused on the large-scale dynamics of tuberculosis, HIV/AIDS, malaria, Ebola, Zika and other infectious diseases, linked to field studies in Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe and Latin America. Among other topics, he has investigated the epidemiology of tuberculosis linked to HIV/AIDS, the spread and containment of antimicrobial resistance, and the management of emerging pathogens.
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Chris Dye began professional life as a biologist and ecologist (BA York 1978) but postgraduate research on mosquitoes (DPhil Oxford 1982) led to a career in epidemiology and public health. Based at Imperial College and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine from 1982-96, he carried out research on bloodsucking insects as vectors of leishmaniasis, malaria and river blindness in Africa, Asia and South America.
In 1996, he joined the World Health Organization (WHO) where he developed methods for using national surveillance and survey data to study the large-scale dynamics and control of infectious diseases, such as Ebola and tuberculosis. He was WHO’s Director of Strategy in the Office of the Director General between 2014 and 2018.
He has been a Visiting Professor of Zoology at Oxford since 2009, and became a Visiting Fellow at the Oxford Martin School in 2019.
What are you working on right now?
Professor Dye is leading a UK-wide group of scientists whose goal is to explain COVID-19 simply to the public -- the evidence and the facts about the virus, the disease, the epidemic, and its control – through UK Research and Innovation’s website Coronavirus: The Science Explained.
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