Imperial College London

Dr. Nimalan Arinaminpathy (Nim Pathy)

Faculty of MedicineSchool of Public Health

Reader in Mathematical Epidemiology



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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.



Arinaminpathy N, Das J, McCormick T, et al., 2021, Quantifying heterogeneity in SARS-CoV-2 transmission during the lockdown in India, Epidemics: the Journal of Infectious Disease Dynamics, Vol:36, ISSN:1755-4365, Pages:1-7

Mandal S, Arinaminpathy N, Bhargava B, et al., 2021, Plausibility of a third wave of COVID-19 in India: A mathematical modelling based analysis., Indian J Med Res, ISSN:0971-5916

Mandal S, Arinaminpathy N, Bhargava B, et al., 2021, India's pragmatic vaccination strategy against COVID-19: a mathematical modelling-based analysis., Bmj Open, Vol:11

Ricks S, Kendall EA, Dowdy DW, et al., 2021, Quantifying the potential value of antigen-detection rapid diagnostic tests for COVID-19: a modelling analysis, Bmc Medicine, Vol:19, ISSN:1741-7015, Pages:1-13

Mandal S, Das H, Deo S, et al., 2021, Combining serology with case-detection, to allow the easing of restrictions against SARS-CoV-2: a modelling-based study in India, Scientific Reports, Vol:11, ISSN:2045-2322, Pages:1-9

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