Dr. John Edmunds, OBE FMedSci is a British epidemiologist, and a professor in the Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine.
- Edmunds studied at Imperial College London where he was awarded a PhD in 1994 for research investigating the epidemiology of hepatitis B. Edmunds specialises in the design of control programmes against infectious diseases, including chlamydia, the 2009 swine flu pandemic, the HPV vaccine, and the Western African Ebola virus epidemic.
- In 2009, he established the annual online Flusurvey project to track the extent and evolution of UK seasonal influenza. Edmunds is a member of the New and Emerging Respiratory Virus Threats Advisory Group (NERVTAG), and one of more than 50 attendees of the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (SAGE) advising the UK government on the COVID-19 pandemic.
- Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI), Member of the Scientific Advisory Board. Edmunds was appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the 2016 New Year Honours, “for services to infectious disease control particularly the Ebola crisis response in West Africa”. He was elected a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences (FMedSci) in 2018.