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Lorenzo Righetto

Righetto's Selected Publications

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L.Righetto, R.Zaman, Z.H.Mahmud, E.Bertuzzo, L.Mari, R.Casagrandi, M.Gatto, M.S.Islam, A.Rinaldo
Detection of Vibrio cholerae O1 and O139 in environmental waters of rural Bangladesh: a flow-cytometry-based field trial
Epidemiology and Infection,

L.Righetto, E.Schild, E.Bertuzzo, L.Mari, R.Casagrandi, M.Gatto, I.Rodriguez-Iturbe, A.Rinaldo (2013)
Rainfall mediations in the spreading of epidemic cholera
Advances in Water Resources, 60:3446.

A.Rinaldo, E.Bertuzzo, L.Mari, L.Righetto, M.Blokesch, M.Gatto, R.Casagrandi,M.Murray, S.Vesenbeckh, I.Rodriguez-Iturbe (2012)
Reassessment of the 2010-2011 Haiti cholera outbreak and rainfall-driven multi-season projections
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA, 109:6602-doi.

L.Righetto, R.Casagrandi, E.Bertuzzo, L.Mari, M.Gatto, I.Rodriguez-Iturbe, A.Rinaldo (2012)
The role of aquatic reservoir fluctuations in long-term cholera patterns
Epidemics, 4:33-42. doi

L.Righetto, E.Bertuzzo, L.Mari, R.Casagrandi, M.Gatto, I.Rodriguez-Iturbe, A.Rinaldo (2011)
Modelling human movement in cholera spreading along fluvial systems
Ecohydrology, 4:49-55. doi

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Lorenzo Righetto


After graduating at Politecnico di Milano in Environmental Engineering, he has pursued a research career in mathematical modelling applied to epidemiological and ecological problems. In particular, he has obtained a PhD from EPFL (Lausanne, Switzerland) on the spatially explicit modelization of waterborne disease spreading. During his PhD he was also involved in the coordination and realization of field work in rural Bangladesh, aimed at studying the ecology of the cholera pathogen. He later worked at Politecnico di Milano on the assessment of demographic effects of DDT contamination in Lake Maggiore on its entire pelagic trophic chain, as part of a project involving the Eni-controlled Syndial. He was also the recipient of a PoliMI International Fellowship Grant, which he devoted to epidemiological studies: on one side, to matching the spatial distribution of HIV prevalence in Senegal with features extracted from mobile communication data; on the other side, to the modelization of co-infection experiments on laboratory rabbit populations (in collaboration with Penn State University). Finally, he coordinated and analyzed several field campaigns involving engineering students on the measurement of urban biodiversity along several axes (cultural, social, environmental), in the context of the Milanese urban area.

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