Oliver Geffen

Oliver is an epidemiologist with an MSc in Public Health from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. He is dedicated to empowering decision-making by improving access to epidemiological insights. He co-led Imperial College London’s online COVID-19 course which had over 150,000 learners and was extensively featured in the Israeli media coverage of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Oliver co-founded epi[x] with Olivia Boyd, an epidemiologist with expertise in genetics and phylodynamic methods. Together they founded epi[x] after identifying a systemic issue problem at the onset of the pandemic: massive information asymmetry – only a small group of organizations had access to actionable insights for decision-making. epi[x] is on a mission to empower users across the world to make informed decisions in times of uncertainty, which, as our user base grows, will improve the coordination of outbreak response – directly impacting health outcomes and averting economic costs.

Before epi[x], Oliver taught epidemiology at Imperial College for several years and worked with multiple organizations, including the World Health Organisation (WHO), Public Health England (PHE) the European Centre for Disease Control (ECDC), and the Bill and the Melinda Gates Foundation. Oliver holds an MRes in Synthetic and Computational Biology from Imperial College London and an MSc in Health Economics and Epidemiology from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.