Bonds Lab Alum
Assistant Professor, U. of Florida
Calistus Ngonghala is a Cameroonian mathematician who has been working with the Bonds Lab to develop mathematical models to investigate the effects of health care on cycles of disease and poverty. Through the development of novel coupled ecological-economic models, his research seeks to advance a new understanding of the biological drivers of poverty, such as infectious diseases, population growth, agriculture and land-use change, combining different areas of applied mathematics and statistics, including nonlinear dynamical systems, numerical analysis, parameter estimation and sensitivity analysis techniques. He completed his Ph.D. in Mathematics in 2011 and then a two-year independent postdoctoral fellowship at the National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis (NIMBioS) in 2013. He is currently a Research Fellow in the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School, and will join the faculty of Mathematics at the University of Florida in the fall of 2016.