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Rachel Seibel

I am a second-year PhD student in the Mathematics for Real-World Systems CDT. I am interested in how human behaviour influences pathogen dynamics during disease outbreaks.

Profile image of Rachel LantzResearch Interests

  • Behavioural epidemiology
  • Mathematical modelling of disease
  • Infectious disease interventions
  • Pathogen dynamics
  • Plant pathology


  • Chaulagain B, Contina JB, Mills K, Seibel RL Mundt CC. (2022). Comparing the efficacy of control strategies for infectious disease outbreaks using field and simulation studies. Ecological Applications 32:e2631


  • Behavioural epidemiology: I completed my MSc Individual Project on Unifying real-time information awareness and infectious disease models with supervisors Dr Ed Hill and Professor Mike Tildesley (2022).
  • Modelling COVID-19: In a group project, I worked on modelling SARS-CoV-2 in university settings with supervisor Professor Mike Tildesley (2022).
  • Zoonotic disease: I collaborated with Professor Mike Tildesley on modelling density-based intervention strategies in foot-and-mouth disease (2019-2021).
  • Plant pathology: I worked with Professor Christopher Mundt at Oregon State University on modelling wheat stripe rust dynamics in Oregon (2019-2021).

  • Plant metapopulation structure: With Dr Carrie Wu at the University of Richmond, I studied the metapopulation structure of Mimulus tilingii in Colorado, USA (2017-2019).
  • Healthcare epidemiology: With Dr Lester Caudill at the University of Richmond, I investigated the bacterial dynamics of Clostridioides difficile in the human colon (2016-2019).


  • MSc in Mathematics of Systems. University of Warwick, Coventry, United Kingdom (September 2021 - September 2022).
  • BSc in Biology with minors in Mathematics and Music. University of Richmond, Virginia, USA (August 2015 - May 2019).



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