Dr. Flavia Camponovo

Dr. Flavia Camponovo is an infectious disease modeller, interested in linking biological concepts to mathematical models to understand key mechanisms in infectious diseases, especially malaria.

With a Master degree in bioengineering from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technologies and a Ph.D. in Epidemiology from Swiss TPH, she spent over 2 years at the Harvard School of Public Health at the Center for Communicable Disease Dynamics as Postdoctoral Research Fellow then Research Associate, where she focused on the development of multiscale malaria models, and combine epidemiological data with genomic data to inform malaria surveillance. Her PhD focused on mathematical models and quantitative analysis for malaria vaccine interventions. Currently a senior postdoctoral fellow in the Analytics and Intervention Modelling group at Swiss-TPH, Dr. Flavia Camponovo leverages agent-based malaria models to inform national malaria strategic plans.


Native French and German, she is fluent in English, and proficient in Spanish.

Publication list available on google scholar

Camponovo F, Lee T.E, Russell J.R, Burgert L, Gerardin J, Penny M.A. Mechanistic within-host models of the asexual Plasmodium falciparum infection: a review and analytical assessment. Malar J. 2021;20:309. DOI: 10.1186/s12936-021-03813-z

Camponovo F, Ockenhouse C.F, Lee C, Penny M.A. Mass campaigns combining antimalarial drugs and anti-infective vaccines as seasonal interventions for malaria control, elimination and prevention of resurgence: a modelling study. BMC Infect Dis. 2019;19:920. DOI: 10.1186/s12879-019-4467-4