Emma McBryde, MBBS, FRACP, PhD

Victorian Infectious Diseases Service
Royal Melbourne Hospital
Grattan St, Parkville
Melbourne Australia

Biographical Sketch:
Emma McBryde is an infectious diseases physician and head of Epidemiology at the Victorian Infectious Diseases Service of the Royal Melbourne Hospital. Dr McBryde’s research interest is mathematical modeling of infectious disease transmission. Her doctoral thesis involved developing models to examine the role of hospitals in transmission of pathogens including SARS and antibiotic resistant bacteria. Dr McBryde has continued her interest in modeling disease transmission and has been a chief investigator on three NHMRC grants, two involving pandemic influenza modeling and one on methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus transmission in intensive care. In 2009, Dr McBryde focused her attention on H1N1 influenza and been involved in modeling projects including estimating infectiousness, developing methods for surveillance and pandemic decision making. Dr McBryde has been a member of the WHO informal network of influenza modelling, with a focus on estimation of parameters, mitigation strategies and measurement of severity of pandemic influenza.