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Emmanuelle A Dankwa, Ph.D.

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University of Oxford, Oxford, United KingdomDPhil06/2022Statistical Science
University of Ghana, Accra, GhanaBSc07/2017Mathematics and Statistics
2018 - 2021
Rhodes Scholarship
2022
Social Justice in Infectious Disease Travel Award
2021
Warden’s Discretionary Fund Award
2019
Warden’s Discretionary Fund Award
2019 - 2020
St. Peter’s College Foundation Graduate Award
2021 - 2022
Graduate Studentship
2018
Professor F.T Sai Prize for the Best Graduating Female Student in B.Sc. Mathematics
2018
Professor F.T Sai Prize for the Best Graduating Female Student in B.Sc. Statistics
2017
Beige Capital Youth Excellence League Award for academic excellence in Statistics
2016
Professor F.T Sai Prize for Best Female Student in Mathematical Sciences

Overview
I am an infectious disease epidemiologist and statistician.

My current research concerns the design of mathematical tools (known as models) for understanding the spread of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB). MDR-TB is TB resistant to (at least) isoniazid and rifampin, the two most potent anti-TB drugs, and is a major global health concern. My work aims to provide evidence for the formulation of control policies against MDR-TB.

I am also involved in efforts, led by the Center for Communicable Disease Dynamics (CCDD), to develop capacity in infectious disease modeling in Africa. To this end, I contribute to the design and delivery of the UGHE (University of Global Health Equity, Rwanda)/Harvard training course in mathematical modeling of infectious disease transmission.

Affiliations: CCDD and the Menzies lab (PI: Dr. Nick Menzies).


Teaching Experience

1. Course Title: Mathematical Modeling of Infectious Diseases (Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health, Spring 2023). Instructor.

2. Course Title: UGHE/Harvard Mathematical Modeling for Infectious Disease Planning Course (University of Global Health Equity, Rwanda, 2023). Teaching Fellow.

3. Course Title: Statistical Programming (Department of Statistics, University of Oxford, Hilary 2022). Teaching Assistant.

4. Course Title: Applied Statistics (Department of Statistics, University of Oxford, Michaelmas 2019). Teaching Assistant.

5. Course Title: Statistical Lifetime Models (Department of Statistics, University of Oxford, Michaelmas 2020). Teaching Assistant.

6. Course Titles: Probability Distributions & Numeracy Skills (Department of Statistics, University of Ghana, 2017/18 academic year). Teaching Assistant.

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