Students




PhD Students


Nada Abdelatif


University of Stellenbosch
Dr Rachid Ouifki, Prof John Hargrove

Modelling the population dynamics and spread of African Trypanosomiasis in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Timothy Awine


University of Cape Town
Dr Sheetal P. Silal

The malaria elimination agenda: Prospects for Ghana using mathematical modelling tools

Faikah Bruce


Stellenbosch University
Dr Leigh Johnson, Prof Alex Welte

The effect of adolescent-focused HIV prevention methods on HIV incidence and drug-resistance in South Africa: a model-based evaluation

Trust Chibawara


Stellenbosch University
Prof. Wim Delva, Prof. Jean Nachega

Model-based inference of the impact of early access to antiretroviral treatment for all on HIV incidence among young women in Swaziland

tchibawara@sun.ac.za

Lucy Andere Chimoyi-Otwombe


University of Witwatersrand
Dr Salome Charalambous, Dr Eustasius Musenge, Dr Nishila Moodley

Modelling latent tuberculosis infection diagnosis and treatment among healthcare workers in South Africa

Dario Fanucchi


University of Witwatersrand
Dr Alex Welte

Rational Drug Design: Progress and prospects

Geoffrey Fatti


University of Stellenbosch
Professor Usuf Chikte, Professor Jean Nachega

An evaluation of the effectiveness of task-shifting health systems approaches, including community-based and pharmaceutical care models, for HIV treatment and prevention programs in South Africa

Buri Gershom


University of Stellenbosch
Dr Wilfred Ndifon

Quantification of the ageing of the human immune system

Zoe Gill


University of Stellenbosch
Dr Wilfred Ndifon, Prof Jackie Snoep

A new method for high-resolution telomere length mapping in T cell subsets

Elizabeth Gonese


Stellenbosch University
Professor John Hargrove, Professor Jean Nachega, Dr Gert van Zyl, Dr Peter Kilmarx.

Evaluating the performance of laboratory based assays in estimating HIV incidence

Tendai Gotora


University of Cape Town
Associate Professor Tolullah Oni, Professor Marie-Louise Newell

Estimating and monitoring child health at population level: A model-based assessment of health facility-based data

Abdul-Karim Iddrisu


University of Cape Town
Dr Freedom Gumedze

Sensitivity analysis frameworks in longitudinal clinical trials with missing data and protocol deviations

Mmamapudi Kubjane


University of Cape Town
Dr Leigh Johnson, Dr Tolullah Oni

Modelling the effects of HIV, diabetes, vitamin D deficiency and household overcrowding on the epidemiology of tuberculosis in South Africa.

Takura Kupamupindi


University of Cape Town
Dr Sheetal P. Silal

Modeling malaria elimination in Zimbabwe

Khaphetsi Joseph Mahasa


University of Stellenbosch
Dr Rachid Ouifki, Dr Amina Eladdadi, Prof Lisette de Pillis

Mathematical modelling of tumour-immune interactions and cancer therapy.

Nondumiso Makhunga-Ramfolo


University of Pretoria
Prof P Rheeder

Comparison of methodologies for estimating the incidence of HIV transmission among incarcerated males in South African prisons

Laurette Mhlanga


University of Stellenbosch
Prof. Alex Welte

Time/age smoothing/interpolation of prevalence data to optimise incidence estimation from population/survey data

Mbuso Ishmael Mntambo


University of the Western Cape
Prof Thandi Puoane

Developing the Public Health Model of Community Participation in the Kwazulu-Natal Primary Health Care System

Coceka Mnyani


University of the Witwatersrand
Prof Eckhart Buchmann, Prof Matthew Chersich

Assessing progress and barriers to elimination of mother-to-child transmission and decreasing HIV-related maternal deaths in the Johannesburg Health District

Lorato Mosetsanagape Modise


North-West University
Prof Nomathamsanqa Sithebe

Molecular prevalence of major viral hepatotrophs in a cohort of HIV-infected pregnant women in the North-West Province

David Niyukuri


University of Stellenbosch
Prof. Wim Delva

Combining sexual behavioural survey data, phylodynamics and agent-based simulation models towards a unified framework for HIV prevention research

David James Phair


University of Stellenbosch
Prof Theresa Wossler, Prof Cang Hui

Social organisation and pathogen transmission in African ants: at what point do social immunity benefits diminish?

Tamsin Kate Phillips


University of Cape Town
Prof Landon Myer, Prof Catherine Orrell

Understanding maternal adherence to antiretroviral therapy among HIV-infected women through pregnancy, breastfeeding and into ongoing ART care

Jordache Ramjith


University of Kwazulu Natal
Prof Glenda Matthews

Multi-state Markov modelling in survival with a cure fraction and applications to hiv data from caprisa

Tarylee Reddy


University of Kwazulu Natal
Prof Henry Mwambi

The modelling of HIV progression using Multistate Markov models accomodating frailty and time dependent covariates.

Danielle Roberts


University of KwaZulu-Natal
Prof Glenda Matthews, Prof Benn Sartorius, Prof Bob Snow, Dr. Benn Sartorius

Modelling anaemia in four sub-Saharan African countries

Joseph Sempa


University of Stellenbosch
Prof Martin Nieuwoudt

The effects of longitudinal HIV viral load exposure on immune outcomes, mortality, and opportunistic infections amongst ART naÔve patients in sub-Saharan Africa

Temitope Sokoya


University of Pretoria
Dr Martin Nieuwoudt, Dr Theresa Rossouw

Immune activation in HIV-infected patients on HAART

Eva Liliane Ujeneza


University of Stellenbosch
Prof Martin Nieuwoudt, Dr Wilfred Ndifon

Modelling the dynamics of CD4 T-cell reconstitution of HIV infected patients on HAART

Fortunate Nonhlanhla Yende-Zuma


University of KwaZulu Natal
Prof Henry Mwambi, Prof Stijn Vansteelandt

Estimating the effect of treatment in randomized controlled trials with non-compliance: application of instrumental variables

Sithobile Prudence Zungu


University of KwaZulu-Natal
Dr Shaun Ramroop, Prof Henry Mwambi

Joint Modelling of poverty and malnutrition from DHS Tanzania data



MSc Students


James Mba Azam


University of Stellenbosch
Prof Juliet Pulliam

Measles Outbreak Response: What are the tradeoffs of vaccination outside of the cold chain?

Winnie Chabaari


University of Stellenbosch
Dr Rachid Ouifki, Dr A. Eladaddi

The use of oncolytic viruses as a novel cancer treatment method

Emanuel Dominic


University of Stellenbosch
Prof. Wim Delva

Associations between age differences in relationships and relationship characteristics that affect HIV transmission risk

Frieda Geldenhuys


University of Stellenbosch
Prof Cang Hui

Using Species Distribution Models for spatial conservation planning of African penguins

Sumanth Karamchand


University of Cape Town
Dr Karen Cohen, Prof Gary Maartens

Morbidity from Antiretroviral Metabolic effects in Africa: The MAMA study

Richard Kuo


University of KwaZulu-Natal
Prof G Matthews

Statistical modelling in the presence of missing data

Martin Canaan Mafunda


University of Venda
Dr. Winston Garira

Multiscale modelling of HIV/AIDS Transmission Dynamics

Khotso Matlou


University of Pretoria
Dr Rachid Ouifki, Prof. Juliet Pulliam

Mathematical modelling and the cost-benefit and cost-effectiveness analysis of the combined use of DDT and education in malaria control

Vintia Philile Mlotshwa


University of KwaZulu Natal
Jordache Ramjith

Multi-State Survival Analysis: Timing of Hepatotoxicity in HIV/TB Co-Infected Patients

Zinhle Emily Mthombothi


University of Stellenbosch
Prof John W. Hargrove, Dr Rachid Ouifki

Studying the effects of temperature change on the dynamics of tsetse flies and trypanosomiasis disease transmission

Dineo Lilian Nkholise


University of the Western Cape
Professor Gail D. Hughes, Co-Supervisor: Professor Thandi Puoane

Use of Traditional Herbal Medicines for non communicable disease, diabetes.

Christianah Oyindamola Olojede


Stellenbosch University
Prof Wim Delva

Partner turnover rates and the lifetime number of partners in Cape town, South Africa

Fanuel Otieno


Stellenbosch University
Prof Wim Delva

Intimate Partner Violence and Age Disparity in Sub-Saharan Africa

Kagiso Ramolotja


University of Stellenbosch
Dr Gaston Mazandu, Dr Farai Nyabadza

Mathematical modelling of human immune response to TB

Miguel Julio Rodo


University of Cape Town
Prof Francesca Little, Prof Thomas Scriba, Dr Virginie Rozot

A head to head comparison of TB vaccine candidatesí antigen-specific cytokine-producing CD4 and CD8 frequencies

Welile Sikhondze


University of Cape Town
Prof Mark Nicol, Prof Travis Porco

The application of raw data to model the impact of GeneXpert MTB/RIF on clinical outcomes and the transmission of MDR-TB

Floris Van Zyl


University of Stellenbosch
Prof Martin Nieuwoudt, Prof Thomas Niesler

An investigation into the dielectric properties of rhinoceros tissue at various frequencies and their effect on the propagation of an in-vivo antenna, by means of computer simulation and gelatinous phantom models



Biomaths Honours Students


Jeremy Bingham


University of Stellenbosch



Melissa Jacobs


University of Stellenbosch



Mathou Kubyana


University of Stellenbosch



Tremaine Robertson


University of Stellenbosch



Wynand van Staden


University of Stellenbosch