Determining infectiousness of tuberculosis over time and its implications for TB control
Title of Project
Determining infectiousness of tuberculosis over time and its implications for TB control.
Name of Advisor/s
College of Medicine & Dentistry; Australian Institute of Tropical Health and Medicine
Summary of Project
Tuberculosis is the number one infectious disease killer in the world, leading to the deaths of 1.4 million people in 2014. Control programs target testing and treatment as a key strategy for controlling TB. The impact of early detection is critically dependent on the proportion of the infectious period that each strategy eliminates. This work will estimate infectiousness based on patient specific factors and over time, using time series statistical analyses, and models.
Would suit an applicant who
Has a strong quantitative background for example in mathematics, physics, engineering or statistics; or a quantitative ecology/public health background.