Epidemology and Modelling
David Niyukuri was trained as a mathematician at the University of Burundi, and from the joint program of the African Institute for Mathematical Science (AIMS) and Stellenbosch University in South Africa. Afterwards, he did a PhD in Epidemiology in the Department of Global health in the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences at Stellenbosch University. Between 2016 and 2018, he was NRF-TWAS African Renaissance Doctoral fellow at the South African Centre for Epidemiological Modelling and Analysis. His current research focuses mainly on HIV, and malaria. His research on HIV is mainly based on developing new methodology for HIV prevention studies based on understanding HIV transmission dynamics using bio-behavioural data and phylodynamics. He is currently investigating malaria transmission dynamics and molecular species identification of parasites in Burundi with collaborators from different research institutions in Ghana, Kenya, and the United State of America. In the couple years he has been working with the World Health Organization in outbreaks responses for different infectious diseases such as Chikungunya, Ebola, Coronavirus, Dengue, among others.