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The University of Southampton
Geography and Environmental Science

Dr Shengjie Lai BMed, MMed, PhD

Research Fellow

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Lai is a Research Fellow within Geography and Environmental Science at the University of Southampton. He is particularly interested in investigating the spatiotemporal interaction between population movement, environmental change and infectious disease dynamics to provide an improved evidence-base for disease control decision-making.




Research interests

Lai has broad research interests around health geography and infectious disease epidemiology to understand the interaction between population, pathogen, vector and environment. He has worked on research projects for defining population mobility and infectious disease dynamics to provide an improved evidence-base for disease control decision-making at global, national and local levels.

Research projects

Lai is actively working on several research projects with a range of collaborators.

Recent and current projects:

  • Population migration projection and dynamic mapping using call detail records (CDR) data, which forms part of the WorldPop Project and Flowminder.
  • The Vector-Borne Disease Airline Importation Risk Tool: Quantify seasonal and inter-annual risks of pathogens importation from endemic countries via air travel.
  • Global epidemiology and risk mapping of human infected with avian influenza viruses.

Research group

Population, Health and Wellbeing (PHeW)

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