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Ms Zinhle Mthombothi

South Africa

AIMS South Africa 2015

Zinhle graduated from AIMS South Africa in 2015 and is currently a Junior Researcher at the South African Centre for Epidemiological Modelling and Analysis (SACEMA). She is interested in using mathematical modelling to assess the effects of climate change on vector-borne diseases. Her current project utilizes mathematical models to assess the risk of dengue virus introduction and spread if successfully introduced in South Africa. She holds a Research Master’s (Mathematics) from Stellenbosch University. Her project used dynamical models to investigate the impact of temperature change on tsetse fly population dynamics. Zinhle is a faculty member of the Clinic on the Meaningful Modeling of Epidemiological Data (MMED), which is held annually at AIMS South Africa. She is also a facilitator of the SACEMA-UNITID Epidemiological Modelling Workshop. She has also tutored short courses offered by SACEMA.

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