Imperial College London

Dr. Nimalan Arinaminpathy (Nim Pathy)

Faculty of MedicineSchool of Public Health

Reader in Mathematical Epidemiology
 
 
 
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Contact

 

nim.pathy Website

 
 
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Location

 

Praed StreetSt Mary's Campus

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Summary

 

Summary

I apply mathematical and statistical tools to study the transmission dynamics of infectious diseases, with equal interest in basic science and policy-focused analysis. 

Research interests

A major focus of my research is in the interface between health/economic systems and infectious diseases, particularly in the context of human tuberculosis. This includes understanding how health systems shape the control of infectious diseases (with the Public Health Foundation of India), and studying financing mechanisms for the supply of drugs to countries in need (with the Stop TB Partnership).

I am periodically seconded to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, where I apply mathematical modelling to the surveillance and control of seasonal and pandemic influenza, amongst other topics.

More broadly, events in global financial markets since 2007 have heightened interest in applying insights from other systems, including infectious disease epidemiology, to understanding the spread and control of 'contagion' in modern financial systems. With colleagues from the Bank of England and the University of Oxford, I maintain a continuing involvement in this area.   

Biographical sketch

I trained in Applied Mathematics (BA Cambridge 2000, D.Phil Oxford 2005); between these programmes I spent a year as a scientist in a government research lab (Dstl, 2001). 

Following my DPhil I trained in mathematical epidemiology as a postdoctoral researcher, first at the University of Oxford and then at Princeton University (USA) before returning to the UK.

Publications

Journals

Wagner CE, Hooshyar M, Baker RE, et al., 2020, Climatological, virological and sociological drivers of current and projected dengue fever outbreak dynamics in Sri Lanka, Journal of the Royal Society Interface, Vol:17, ISSN:1742-5689

Hogan A, Jewell B, Sherrard-Smith E, et al., Potential impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on HIV, TB and malaria in low- and middle-income countries: A Modelling Study, The Lancet Global Health, ISSN:2214-109X

Mandal S, Bhatia V, Sharma M, et al., The potential impact of preventive therapy against tuberculosis in the WHO South-East Asian Region: a modelling approach, Bmc Medicine, ISSN:1741-7015

Arinaminpathy N, Chin DP, Sachdeva KS, et al., 2020, Modelling the potential impact of adherence technologies on tuberculosis in India., Int J Tuberc Lung Dis, Vol:24, Pages:526-533

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