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Principal Investigator:

Prof Julie Simpson

Postdoctoral & senior biostatisticians:

Dr Sophie Zaloumis

Dr David Price

Dr Emily Karahalios

Other team members:

Dr Saber Dini

Dr Angela Devine

Dr Megha Rajasejkar

Dr Ali Haghiri

PhD student:

Parinaz Mehdipour

Jeyamalar Thurai Rathnam

Integration of biostatistics and mathematical modelling to accelerate malaria elimination

This research program brings together advanced biostatistical research with mathematical modelling to assess antimalarial treatments and radical population interventions, as well as machine learning methods to identify markers of drug resistance, in order to accelerate malarial elimination efforts. The research program primarily focuses on malaria, but the methodological advances have widespread applicability to other infectious diseases. Access to individual patient data and dissemination of findings is via Professor Simpson’s role as senior methodology advisor to the Infectious Diseases Data Observatory.

For more details of individual research projects and publications please see the qMalaria research group website:- is external)



  • Co-investigators of NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence in Malaria Elimination ( )
  • Members of the WorldWide Antimalarial Resistance Network (WWARN) and Infectious Diseases Data Observatory
  • Profs. Francois Nosten and Sir Nicholas J White, The University of Oxford


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