Dr Deborah Cromer is a Research Fellow in the Infection Analytics Program, Kirby Institute, UNSW.
I am interested in the application of mathematical models to understanding infectious diseases from both a within host and a between host perspective. My research has included the application of models to understand both the host and vector response to malaria, population genetics of HIV and platelet kinetics. I also have an interest in epidemiologucal modelling, and have investigated the spread of mumps, rotavirus and influenza.
My current projects involve modelling malaria infection (both within host and epidemiological modelling), assessing the cost-effectiveness of vaccination against influenza, evaluating mutation and recombination rates in HIV and modelling CMV growth rates.
Broad Research Areas:
Mathematical Biology and Modelling, Infectious Diseases, Epidemiology
Society Memberships & Professional Activities:
Executive Committee Member of the Women in Mathematics Special Interest Group of the Australian Mathematical Society
Member of Australasian Society for Immunology, Society for Mathematical Biology, Australian Mathematical Society, Australia and New Zealand Industrial and Applied Mathematics, Australian Society of Parasitology
Awards and Prizes:
Young Tall Poppy Science Award (2015)
Aileen Plant Memorial Prize in Infectious Diseases Epidemiology (2015)
Vice Chancellor's Post Doctoral Research Fellowship (2010 - 2014)
Specific Research Keywords:
Mathematical Biology, Mathematical Modelling, Mathematics, Malaria, Theoretical Biology, HIV, CMV