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Jennifer Summers

Dr Jennifer Summers image 2020PhD, AKC, DHMSA, PGDPH, PGCAP, BSc, CStat, FHEA, MRSNZ

Senior Research Fellow; BODE3

Affiliate of Kings College London, United Kingdom

Contact details

Fax +64 4 389 5319
Email jennifer.summers@otago.ac.nz

Research interests and activities

Jennifer joined the University of Otago as a Senior Research Fellow in 2020 to work on the Burden of Disease Epidemiology, Equity and Cost-Effectiveness Programme (BODE3). She is currently working on modelling preventive interventions that result in health gain among working adults, and modelling increasing productivity and quality of life among older people. Jennifer is also involved with COVID-19 research, and is part of the Co-Search team.

Jennifer’s previous position was with the Division of Health and Social Care Research at King’s College London, United Kingdom as a Medical Statistician.

Jennifer was awarded her PhD in 2013 from the University of Otago in Public Health, titled “The Burden and Risk Factors for Death from the 1918-19 Influenza Pandemic amongst the New Zealand Military Forces of World War One”.

Jennifer’s research interests include investigating aspects of life-course, historical and infectious disease epidemiology; specifically transmission and containment of influenza, both pandemic and seasonal strains. Jennifer also has research interests in historical epidemiology, military history, pandemic preparedness, disease modelling (including transmission dynamics), health workforces and policy, and statistical methodologies.

Burden of Disease Epidemiology, Equity and Cost-Effectiveness Programme (Bode3) website