Exchange visits to North America

Joseph Sempa (2014)
Researcher at Infectious Diseases Institute, Uganda (IDI)

  • Host institution: University of Texas at Austin
  • I3D faculty mentor: Dr. Steve Bellan
  • Project: evaluating cumulative viral load as a predictor of opportunistic infection and mortality in HIV patients

Ernest Mwebaze (2014)
PhD student at Makerere University in Uganda

  • Host institution: University of California – San Francisco (UCSF)
  • I3D faculty mentor: Prof. Travis Porco
  • Project: using partially observed Markov Processes as an inference tool for infectious disease dynamics, with applications to trachoma and leprosy

Welile Sikhondze (2015)
PhD student at University of Cape Town

  • Host institution: University of California – San Francisco (UCSF)
  • I3D faculty mentor: Prof. Travis Porco
  • Project: modeling the impact of novel diagnostic methods on TB incidence

Joseph Nondi (2015)
Researcher at the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare, Tanzania

  • Host institution: McMaster University
  • I3D faculty mentor: Prof. Jonathan Dushoff
  • Project: evaluating care and treatment of pediatric HIV in Tanzania

Roxanne Beauclair (2016)
PhD student, University of Ghent and SACEMA

  • Host institution: McMaster University
  • I3D faculty mentor: Prof. Jonathan Dushoff
  • Project: evaluating the effect of age-mixing patterns on HIV transmission in Malawi

Bewketu Bekele (2016)
Lecturer, Debre Markos University in Ethiopia

  • Host institution: McMaster University
  • I3D faculty mentor: Prof. Jonathan Dushoff
  • Project: epidemic dynamics of HIV with treatment dropout

Exchange visits to Africa

Sarah Ackley (2014)
PhD student in Epidemiology at University of California – San Francisco (UCSF)

  • Host institution: SACEMA
  • I3D faculty mentor: Prof. John Hargrove
  • Project: estimating tsetse fly mortality from entomological surveillance data

Roger Ying (2015)
MD student at Cornell University

  • Host institution: SACEMA
  • I3D faculty mentor: Prof. Brian Williams
  • Project: developing improved modeling tools for use by public health officials to inform decision-making for HIV-related policies

Florian Marx, MD (2016)
Postdoctoral researcher, Division of Global Health Equity, Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School

  • Host institution: SACEMA
  • I3D faculty mentor: Prof. Brian Williams
  • Project: assessing the cost effectiveness of two TB interventions in high-risk populations: isoniazid preventive therapy and targeted active case finding

Avery McIntosh (2016)
PhD student in Biostatistics at Boston University

  • Host institution: SACEMA
  • I3D faculty mentor: Prof. Alex Welte
  • Project: developing tools and integrating methods for HIV incidence estimation

Jennifer Lord, PhD (2016)
Courtesy Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Florida and
Postdoctoral researcher, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine

  • Host institution: SACEMA
  • I3D faculty mentor: Prof. John Hargrove
  • Project: modeling environmental impacts on tsetse fly population dynamics

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