NIMBioS Postdoctoral Fellow
Dates: August 2011 - present
Project Title: A new model with vector demography for the dynamics of malaria transmission
Calistus Ngonghala (Ph.D. Mathematics, West Virginia Univ. 2011) is developing a mathematical model to study the role of mosquito demography in the dynamics of malaria transmission and is also studying the interplay between per capita income and infectious disease prevalence.
The dynamics of malaria
Publications while at NIMBioS
Agusto FB, Del Valle SY, Blayneh KW, Ngonghala CN, Goncalves MJ, Li N, Zhao R, Gong H. 2013. The impact of bed-net use on malaria prevalence. Journal of Theoretical Biology, 320: 58-65. [Online].
Plucisnki MM, Ngonghala C, Getz WM, Bonds MH. 2013. Clusters of poverty and disease emerge from feedbacks on an epidemiological network. Journal of The Royal Societ Interface, 10(80): 20120656. [Online].
Ngonghala CN, Ngwa GA, Teboh-Ewungkem MI. 2012. Periodic oscillations and backward bifurcation in a model for the dynamics of malaria transmission. Mathematical Biosciences, 240(1): 45-62. [Online].
Presentations while at NIMBioS
Ngonghala C. January 2013. Poverty traps driven by feedback between economics and the ecology of infectious diseases. Master of Public Health Lecture, Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sant'e Publique (EHESP), Paris, France.
Ngonghala C. October 2012. Understanding mosquito demography can improve malaria control: New mathematical modeling insights. Computational and Applied Mathematics Seminar, Purdue University.
Ngonghala C. October 2012. The role of stochasticity and safety nets in breaking disease-induced poverty traps. Modern Mathematics Workshop, SACNAS Conference, Seattle, WA.
Ngonghala C. 2012 October. Epidemiology meets ecology: How understanding insects helps fight disease. Scientific Symposium, SACNAS Conference, Seattle, WA.
Ngonghala C. 2012 August. The impact of insecticide impregnated bed-nets, indoor residual spraying, and treatment. Workshop for Young Researchers in Mathematical Biology, Mathematical Biosciences Institute (MBI), The Ohio State University.
Ngonghala C. July 2012. Mosquito demography and nourishment habits can account for observed patterns in malaria transmission. Society for Mathematical Biology Annual Meeting, Knoxville, TN.