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2024 Fellow

Sophie Belman

PhD Institution
University of Cambridge

Through her 2024 Schmidt Science Fellowship, Sophie aims to understand the combined impact of air quality, meteorology, and population mobility on bacterial respiratory diseases.

The work will integrate multiple data types into spatial models to identify the factors driving respiratory disease and predict pathogen dynamics in a changing climate. This approach will aim to account for air quality, weather patterns, and population demographics that may influence disease patterns.

These models could project disease risk and help optimize the use of vaccines and antimicrobial drugs.

Interdisciplinary Pivot: Biological Sciences to Earth Sciences