My research work is focused on the use of mathematical and statistical modeling approaches to gain insight into the ecology and epidemiology of some emerging and re-emerging human (and zoonotic) diseases of public health importance.
The ecological component of my research work entails, inter alia, studying the host-pathogen evolution at a multi-scale level and studying the effect of environmental variables (such as temperature) on these interactions.
I am also interested in modeling invasive species and forest/beetle interactions with the aim of controlling the adverse impact of these species.
The epidemiological component of my work is focused on understanding the transmission mechanisms of diseases both at the population level and at a multiscale level and also to determine effective control strategies for these diseases.
I have designed and analyzed novel models for the dynamics of diseases such as Ebola, avian influenza, bovine tuberculosis, Johnes disease, toxplasmagondii, Chikungunya and malaria.
University of Kansas
Spring 2015 Visiting Professor Lecture,
An ancient Disease in Modern Times:
The Mathematical Dynamics of Malaria Immuno-Epidemiological Model
Thursday April 09, 2015.