Lisa White

Visiting Fellow

Professor

Nuffield Department of Clinical Medicine

lisa.white@ndm.ox.ac.uk

I am currently the head of an Oxford University mathematical and economic modelling (MAEMOD) group based in Thailand at the Mahidol-Oxford Tropical Medicine Research Unit whose research focus is on tropical infections and primarily malaria. MAEMOD coordinates an international network of infectious disease modellers and modelling research beneficiaries working in the Tropics (www.TDMod.Net). My work on malaria combines within and between host infection models with multi-strain/species modelling to consider the characterisation, emergence and spread of antimalarial drug resistance and its containment. I am now developing mathematical models to be used as tools for national and international malaria elimination strategy design in the Greater Mekong Sub-Region. A large part of this approach will be to build capacity in the region for performing mathematical modelling research and for policymakers to access these new human resources effectively.