Researcher Health Emergencies Center (FBK)
Piero Poletti is a researcher focusing on computational models for infectious diseases. He obtained his PhD in Mathematics at the University of Trento, Italy in 2010, after which he worked as a research scientist at the Predictive Modeling for Biomedicine and Environment at FBK (2010-2011) and at the Centre for Research on Social Dynamics and Public Policy of the Bocconi University (2011-2017). He joined the Dynamical Processes in Complex Societies (DPCS) unit at FBK in April 2017 and the Center for Health Emergencies in 2020. He has been working in the field of mathematical and epidemiological modeling, statistical analysis of infectious disease data, and in the cost-effective evaluation of healthcare programs and optimal control strategies for infectious diseases. Piero Poletti is author of 41 peer-review journal publications on several topics including measles, varicella, influenza, chikungunya, dengue, zika, respiratory syncytial virus, and COVID-19.
April 22, 2021A research group in FBK highlights the importance of demography and social structures facing pandemic transmissionBMC Medicine has published the open access research paper "Modeling the interplay between demography, social contact patterns, and SARS-CoV-2 transmission in the South West Shewa Zone (SWSZ) of Oromia Region, Ethiopia" authored by Trentini, F. et al.
March 17, 2021The COVID-19 symptomatic ratioAge-specific likelihood of developing symptoms and of progressing to critical disease after SARS-CoV-2 infection