AMMnet’s Board

AMMnet’s Board sets the strategic vision of AMMnet, ensures the ongoing viability of AMMnet, and ensures AMMnet maintains focus on its mission, vision, and values. The Board is currently composed of 11 members.

Board Chair 2022-Present

Jaline Gerardin is Assistant Professor of Preventive Medicine at Northwestern University in Chicago, USA. Her group uses modeling and analytics to support decision-making by malaria programs, studies how analytical support to programs can be done by in-country scholars, and runs an intensive training program in applied modeling. She has chaired AMMnet’s Board since 2022.

Emmanuel BAKARE
Board Member 2023-Present

 Emmanuel Afolabi BAKARE is the Director of International Centre for Applied Mathematical Modelling and Data Analytics (ICAMMDA) is an International Centre in Nigeria founded in 2022, a member of the West Africa Mathematical Modelling Capacity Development (WAMCAD)- Anglophone, Francophone and Lusophone partnership. He is also the regional coordinator of AMMNET, Nigeria. My research focuses basically on mathematical and statistical modelling/analysis and their applications in Malaria, NTDs and emerging and re-emerging diseases and environments

Caitlin BEVER
Board Member 2022 -Present
Board Member 2022-Present

Luc S. DJOGBENOU is a Professor in Parasitology at the University of Abomey Calavi, in Benin.From 2010 to 2012, he was a postdoctoral fellow at the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine in the UK, where he is currently an Honorary Fellow Staff.Since 2012, he has worked to establish the Tropical Infectious Diseases Research Center and assumed the position of Deputy Director since 2020.He was appointed as the Director of the Institut Régional de Santé Publique at the same University in October 2021.At AMMnet, He is the Coordinator of the Career Development Committee.

Cherlynn DUMBURA
Board Member 2022-Present

Cherlynn Dumbura is an Associate Research scientist in Data Science at the Centre for Sexual Health and HIV AIDS Research Zimbabwe (CeSHHAR). She is currently working in maternal and child health with a focus on the effects of climate change in sub-Saharan Africa. She is a Research Fellow on the PRECISE study (Health-Geography lab) and a Data Scientist on the HE2AT Center Research Project. Cherlynn is interested in how climate change is linked to diseases including vector habitat migration and expansion with respect to malaria. She has a passion for administration, learning, sharing knowledge and uses these skills in the AMMNet board, contributing to the Finance and Connections committees.

Board Member 2022-Present

Justin is a Research Scientist at PATH focusing on geospatial modeling and data science on the Malaria and NTDs team. Justin is originally from Michigan, USA, he did is Ph.D. at the University of Florida and a post-doc with the Malaria Atlas Project before joining PATH. Justin formerly chaired the Data & Technical Resources committee, which has now joined the new Best Practices committee. Outside of work Justin enjoys running and hiking with his dog.

Christophe Antonio NKONDJIO
Board Member 2023-Present

 Christophe Antonio  NKONDJIO is a senior researcher at the organization for the coordination of the fight against endemic diseases in central Africa (OCEAC) based in Yaoundé Cameroon. His primary research focus is on malaria vectors but, He also works on arbovirus and Human African Trypanosomiasis vectors. His vision is to contribute to vector borne diseases elimination through capacity building and innovation. He has been for over ten years board member of the Pan African Mosquito Control Association (PAMCA) and is the acting President of PAMCA Cameroon chapter. He is a member of AMMNET regional chapter in Cameroon.

Board Member 2022-Present
Board Member 2023-Present

Dr. Susan Rumisha, from Tanzania and a member of the AMMnet board, works at the Malaria Atlas Project (MAP) in Perth, WA, Australia, and is affiliated with the National Institute for Medical Research (NIMR) in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. She’s deeply passionate about utilizing advanced geospatial analytical frameworks to enhance evidence-based decision-making approaches in malaria control and strengthening malaria-health systems.

Manuela RUNGE
Board Member 2022-Present

Manuela Runge is a Postdoctoral Research Collaborator at Northwestern University. Her work focuses on modeling of malaria intervention impact in countries to address programmatic questions on deployment options and sub-national targeting. Between 2015 and 2019, while at the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, she was closely working together with the National Malaria Control Program in Tanzania to provide analytical and modelling support informing the Supplementary Midterm Malaria Strategic Plan 2018–2020.  At AMMnet she is chair of the best practices committee.

Board Member 2022-Present

Hannah Slater is a Program Advisor at PATH working in both the malaria and diagnostics programs. Her research focuses on using mathematical modeling to estimate the impact of different packages of malaria interventions to inform national malaria program strategic planning, applying analytical methods to assess the impact of programmatic interventions and to inform data-driven intervention targeting, and analyzing the performance of new malaria RDTs in the presence of hrp2-deleted parasites.

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