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GSEM graduate's research published in leading scientific journals

The GSEM Alumna Mélodie Monod’s Ph.D. research on COVID-19 recognized

Mélodie Monod, a 2018 graduate of the GSEM Bachelor in Economics and Management program and member of the GSEM Alumni Chapter, has had three articles published in leading scientific journals. The papers are a result of her Ph.D. studies in statistics at Imperial College London.

In March, her article "Age groups that sustain resurging COVID-19 epidemics in the United States" was published in Science. With her co-authors, she used patterns of contact between age groups to reconstruct coronavirus transmission flows in the United States. This publication followed her article published in Nature in June 2020, which studied the effects of non-pharmaceutical interventions on COVID-19 in Europe. Her latest article on the emergence and circulation of a novel SARS-CoV-2 variant in Manaus, Brazil was published in Science in April 2021.

After receiving her Bachelor in Economics and Management, Mélodie continued her studies at Imperial College London, obtaining an MSc in Statistics with distinction. Currently, she is a Ph.D. candidate in the "CDT in Modern Statistics and Statistical Machine Learning" program, under the joint supervision of Imperial College London and the Big Data Institute (University of Oxford). She is also part of the Imperial College London COVID-19 response team working on real-time tracking of the COVID-19 epidemic in Europe and the US.

Reflecting on her experience at the GSEM, Mélodie said: "all the people I had the opportunity to meet were kind and encouraging, and the training I received still plays a big role in my work today". At her graduation in 2018, Mélodie received the Banque Cantonale de Genève prize for the best average score in the Bachelor degree in Economics and Management - Economics major.

We wish her continued success in her career!

May 11, 2021
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