Selected Talks

Urban-rural differentials in the determinants of malaria transmission in Nigeria

December 02, 2020

Talk, Northwestern Institute on Complex Systems, Chicago, IL (Zoom talk)

Malaria transmission in Nigeria is heterogeneous at lower spatial scales, and understanding the drivers of transmission can inform decisions on where interventions should be prioritized. In this joint talk with Chilo Chiziba, we discussed our statistical modeling work aimed to identify factors associated with high levels of malaria transmission within urban and rural areas. See event announcement here

Application of mathematical models to inform national strategic planning in Nigeria

November 13, 2020

Talk, John Hopkins 6th Future of Malaria Symposium, Chicago, IL (Zoom talk)

In this talk, I discussed the analytical framework that we developed to predict the impact of the Nigeria’s National Malaria Elimination Programme’s proposed intervention strategy on malaria morbidity and mortality on each of the 774 local government areas. Our framework was built on EMOD, an agent-based model of Plasmodium falciparum transmission, and incorporates survey, routine, and programmatic data. Watch the recorded talk here