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Dr Zindoga Mukandavire

BSc PhD

Assistant Professor
in Mathematical Modelling of HIV

Room
339

LSHTM
15-17 Tavistock Place
London
WC1H 9SH
United Kingdom

Tel.
+44 2079272681

I am a modeller and my scientific interests are in designing and using mathematical models to understand and solve problems in biology, medicine, epidemiology and public health with an emphasis on collaborative and interdisciplinary research. My modelling interests are in HIV, tuberculosis, malaria and cholera. 

Affiliations

Department of Global Health and Development
Faculty of Public Health and Policy

Teaching

I am involved in the teaching of Basic Mathematics, Basic Statistics, Modelling and the Dynamics of Infectious Diseases and Introduction to infectious Disease Modelling and its Applications.

Research

I am a member of the Social and Mathematical Epidemiology Group (SaME) in the Department of Global Health and Development. My research involves the use mathematical theories and methods as tools to understand infectious disease transmission dynamics in order to establish efficient and cost effective ways to control their spread and identifying the mechanisms that facilitate their spread across populations and heterogeneous landscapes. 

My current research is on modeling HIV transmission dynamics in West Africa and assessing the utility of different interventions (condom use, pre-exposure prophylaxis and antiretroviral treatment) targeted at high-risk groups (Female Sex Workers, Clients and Pimps) and the general population.

Research Area
Spatial analysis
Modelling
Discipline
Epidemiology
Mathematics
Mathematical modelling
Disease and Health Conditions
Diarrhoeal diseases
HIV/AIDS
Infectious disease
Malaria
Sexually transmitted disease
Tuberculosis
Sexually transmitted infection
Vector borne disease
Region
Sub-Saharan Africa (all income levels)

Selected Publications

Analyzing transmission dynamics of cholera with public health interventions.
Posny, D. ; Wang, J. ; Mukandavire, Z. ; Modnak, C. ;
Math Biosci
Factors Associated with Variations in Population HIV Prevalence across West Africa: Findings from an Ecological Analysis.
Prudden, H.J. ; Beattie, T.S. ; Bobrova, N. ; Panovska-Griffiths, J. ; Mukandavire, Z. ; Gorgens, M. ; Wilson, D. ; Watts, C.H. ;
PLoS One
Who mixes with whom among men who have sex with men? Implications for modelling the HIV epidemic in southern India.
Mitchell, K.M.; Foss, A.M.; Prudden, H.J.; Mukandavire, Z.; Pickles, M.; Williams, J.R.; Johnson, H.C.; Ramesh, B.M.; Washington, R.; Isac, S.; Rajaram, S.; Phillips, A.E.; Bradley, J.; Alary, M.; Moses, S.; Lowndes, C.M.; Watts, C.H.; Boily, M.C.; Vickerman, P.;
J Theor Biol
Cholera in Haiti: Reproductive numbers and vaccination coverage estimates.
Mukandavire, Z. ; Smith, D.L. ; Morris, J.G. Jr;
Sci Rep
Estimating the reproductive numbers for the 2008-2009 cholera outbreaks in Zimbabwe.
Mukandavire, Z. ; Liao, S. ; Wang, J. ; Gaff, H. ; Smith, D.L. ; Morris, J.G. Jr;
Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A
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