Ivy Kombe


Prof. James Nokes Dr. Marc Baguelin Prof. Graham Medley


Dr. Evelyn Gitau Dr. Martin Rono Dr. Benjamin Tsofa Prof. Philip Bejon

Ivy is part of the Viral Epidemiology and Control (VEC) research group at KEMRI-Wellcome Trust. Her work involves modelling the transmission of infectious diseases. She has a Masters in Epidemiology from Imperial College London and a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from the University of Nairobi. Her PhD project is focused on trying to understand the spread of respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), an important viral cause of pneumonia, within households. The project aims to find generalizable insights about the pattern of infection spread that can inform and help to optimize intervention strategies.