Robyn Margaret Stuart

Robyn Margaret Stuart

Assistant professor, tenure track

Primary fields of research

I work in the intersection of mathematical modelling and public health, with a focus on mathematical epidemiology and the development and use of models to investigate and analyze the transmission and progression of infectious diseases. 

Most of my work involves making user-friendly, open-source software to support better decision-making in health, in collaboration with academic partners, governments, and non-governmental organisations. These software projects include:

  • The Optima suite of modelling tools for HIV, TB, and child nutrition; these models have been used in over 60 countries to date. See for details, and the Github repository for code.
  • Covasim, an agent-based model for COVID-19 transmission; see here for details, code, citations, example applications, and more.
  • The Cascade Analysis Tool for modelling care cascades for non-communicable diseases; see here for details, code, citations, examples, and more.

In addition, I work directly with countries to use modelling tools to inform public health investment choices. Current and past partners have included the World Health Organization, the World Bank, UNAIDS, UNDP, PEPFAR, CDC, and national ministries of health across Africa, Europe, Asia, and South America.

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