Who's Who

Academic Degrees

2012PhDEpidemiology and Disease ModellingLondon School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, University of LondonLondonUK
2008Master of ScienceHealth EconomicsUniversity of YorkYorkUK
2007Medical ResidencyInfectious DiseasesUniversity of Sao PauloRibeirao PretoBrazil
2003MDMedicineFederal University of Rio Grande do SulPorto AlegreBrazil

Current Research Projects

  • Filling the gaps in the epidemiology of human papillomavirus and cervical cancer in developing countries

  • HPV type distribution in cervical cancer among HIV-positive women in Africa

  • Screening of pre-cancerous lesions and the role of Human Papillomavirus testing in women with HIV in Africa

  • Improving cervical cancer prevention through human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination and cervical screening (Bhutan / Rwanda)

  • HPV and cervical cancer risk among HIV-infected women: a model-based analysis using data from Kenya, South Africa and Brazil

Selected Publications

Vanni T, Luz PM, Foss A, Mesa-Frias M, Legood R. (2012) Economic modelling assessment of the HPV quadrivalent vaccine in Brazil: A dynamic individual-based approach . Vaccine: 4866-71

Luz PM, Vanni T, Medlock J, Paltiel AD, Galvani AP (2011) Dengue vector control strategies in an urban setting: an economic modeling assessment. The Lancet : 1673-80

Vanni T, Luz PM, Grinsztejn B, Veloso VG, Foss A, Mesa-Frias M, Legood R (2011) Cervical cancer screening among HIV-infected women: an economic evaluation in a middle-income country. International Journal of Cancer :E96-104

Vanni T, Karnon J, Madan J, White RG, Edmunds WJ, Foss AM, Legood R (2011) Calibrating models in economic evaluation: a seven-step approach. Pharmacoeconomics :35-49

Mesa-Frias M, Chalabi Z, Vanni T, Foss A (2011) Uncertainty in environmental health impact assessment: quantitative approaches and perspectives. International Journal of Environmental Health Research: Epub

Scientific Societies Membership

Member of the Centre for the Mathematical Modelling of Infectious Diseases (since 2008)
Member of the John Snow Society (since 2008)
Member of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (since 2009)