Calistus Ngonghala

Calistus Ngonghala,

Assistant Professor Of Mathematical Biology

Department: LS-MATHEMATICS
Business Phone: (352) 294-2335
Business Email: calistusnn@ufl.edu

Teaching Profile

Courses Taught
2022
MAP4305 Differential Equations for Engineers and Physical Scientists
2022
MAP5304 Intermediate Differential Equations for Engineers and Physical Scientists
2016-2023
MAP2302 Elementary Differential Equations
2017,2021-2023,2023
MAP6487 Biomathematics Seminar I
2019
MHF3202 Sets and Logic
2018
MAT6932 Special Topics in Mathematics
2018
MAT7979 Advanced Research
2023
MAT6905 Individual Work

Research Profile

Open Researcher and Contributor ID (ORCID)

0000-0002-8441-9495

Publications

2024
Modeling the synergistic interplay between malaria dynamics and economic growth
Mathematical Biosciences. 372 [DOI] 10.1016/j.mbs.2024.109189.
2023
Critical assessment of the impact of vaccine-type and immunity on the burden of COVID-19
Mathematical Biosciences. 360 [DOI] 10.1016/j.mbs.2023.108981. [PMID] 36803672.
2023
Mathematical model on HIV and nutrition.
Journal of biological dynamics. 17(1) [DOI] 10.1080/17513758.2023.2287087. [PMID] 38015715.
2023
Reframing Optimal Control Problems for Infectious Disease Management in Low-Income Countries.
Bulletin of mathematical biology. 85(4) [DOI] 10.1007/s11538-023-01137-4. [PMID] 36907932.
2023
Unraveling the dynamics of the Omicron and Delta variants of the 2019 coronavirus in the presence of vaccination, mask usage, and antiviral treatment
Applied Mathematical Modelling. 114:447-465 [DOI] 10.1016/j.apm.2022.09.017. [PMID] 36281307.
2022
An evolutionary game model of individual choices and bed net use: elucidating key aspect in malaria elimination strategies
Royal Society Open Science. 9(11) [DOI] 10.1098/rsos.220685. [PMID] 36405633.
2022
Assessing the impact of insecticide-treated nets in the face of insecticide resistance on malaria control
Journal of Theoretical Biology. 555 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jtbi.2022.111281.
2022
Mathematical assessment of the role of vaccination against COVID-19 in the United States
Mathematical Modeling, Simulations, and AI for Emergent Pandemic Diseases: Lessons Learned from COVID-19 (eds. Jorge X. Velasco Hernandez and Esteban A. Hernandez-Vargas), Elsevier.
2022
Mathematical assessment of the role of waning and boosting immunity against the BA.1 Omicron variant in the United States
Mathematical Biosciences and Engineering. 20(1):179-212 [DOI] 10.3934/mbe.2023009. [PMID] 36650762.
2022
The impact of age structure and vaccine prioritization on COVID-19 in West Africa
Infectious Disease Modelling. 7(4):709-727 [DOI] 10.1016/j.idm.2022.08.006. [PMID] 36097593.
2022
The impact of temperature and decay in insecticide-treated net efficacy on malaria prevalence and control
Mathematical Biosciences. 355 [DOI] 10.1016/j.mbs.2022.108936.
2021
A primer on using mathematics to understand COVID-19 dynamics: Modeling, analysis and simulations.
Infectious Disease Modelling. 6:148-168 [DOI] 10.1016/j.idm.2020.11.005. [PMID] 33474518.
2021
Assessing the impact of widespread respirator use in curtailing COVID-19 transmission in the USA
Royal Society Open Science. 8(9) [DOI] 10.1098/rsos.210699. [PMID] 34527275.
2021
Effects of changes in temperature on Zika dynamics and control
Journal of The Royal Society Interface. 18(178) [DOI] 10.1098/rsif.2021.0165. [PMID] 33947225.
2021
Effects of social-distancing on infectious disease dynamics: an evolutionary game theory and economic perspective
Journal of Biological Dynamics. 15(1):342-366 [DOI] 10.1080/17513758.2021.1946177.
2021
Human choice to self-isolate in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic: A game dynamic modelling approach.
Journal of theoretical biology. 521 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jtbi.2021.110692. [PMID] 33771612.
2021
Integrating Health Systems and Science to Respond to COVID-19 in a Model District of Rural Madagascar.
Frontiers in public health. 9 [DOI] 10.3389/fpubh.2021.654299. [PMID] 34368043.
2021
Toward Achieving a Vaccine-Derived Herd Immunity Threshold for COVID-19 in the U.S.
Frontiers in public health. 9 [DOI] 10.3389/fpubh.2021.709369. [PMID] 34368071.
2021
Warming temperatures could expose more than 1.3 billion new people to Zika virus risk by 2050
Global Change Biology. 27(1):84-93 [DOI] 10.1111/gcb.15384. [PMID] 33037740.
2020
Could masks curtail the post-lockdown resurgence of COVID-19 in the US?
Mathematical biosciences. 329 [DOI] 10.1016/j.mbs.2020.108452. [PMID] 32818515.
2020
IMPACT OF ADAPTIVE MOSQUITO BEHAVIOR AND INSECTICIDE-TREATED NETS ON MALARIA PREVALENCE
Journal of Biological Systems. 28(02):515-542 [DOI] 10.1142/s0218339020400100.
2020
Mathematical assessment of the impact of non-pharmaceutical interventions on curtailing the 2019 novel Coronavirus.
Mathematical biosciences. 325 [DOI] 10.1016/j.mbs.2020.108364. [PMID] 32360770.
2020
Mathematical modeling and analysis of COVID-19 pandemic in Nigeria.
Mathematical biosciences and engineering : MBE. 17(6):7192-7220 [DOI] 10.3934/mbe.2020369. [PMID] 33378893.
2020
Predicting COVID-19 spread in the face of control measures in West Africa.
Mathematical biosciences. 328 [DOI] 10.1016/j.mbs.2020.108431. [PMID] 32738248.
2020
Reconciling model predictions with low reported cases of COVID-19 in Sub-Saharan Africa: insights from Madagascar.
Global health action. 13(1) [DOI] 10.1080/16549716.2020.1816044. [PMID] 33012269.
2020
THE IMPACT OF VACCINATION ON MALARIA PREVALENCE: A VACCINE-AGE-STRUCTURED MODELING APPROACH
Journal of Biological Systems. 28(02):475-513 [DOI] 10.1142/s0218339020400094.
2020
Will an imperfect vaccine curtail the COVID-19 pandemic in the U.S.?
Infectious Disease Modelling. 5:510-524 [DOI] 10.1016/j.idm.2020.07.006. [PMID] 32835142.
2018
Temperature drives Zika virus transmission: evidence from empirical and mathematical models.
Proceedings. Biological sciences. 285(1884) [DOI] 10.1098/rspb.2018.0795. [PMID] 30111605.
2017
Disease ecology, health and the environment: a framework to account for ecological and socio-economic drivers in the control of neglected tropical diseases.
Philosophical transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological sciences. 372(1722) [DOI] 10.1098/rstb.2016.0128. [PMID] 28438917.
2017
General ecological models for human subsistence, health and poverty.
Nature ecology & evolution. 1(8):1153-1159 [DOI] 10.1038/s41559-017-0221-8. [PMID] 29046570.
2016
Interplay between insecticide-treated bed-nets and mosquito demography: implications for malaria control
Journal of Theoretical Biology. 397:179-192 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jtbi.2016.03.003.
2015
Economic inequality caused by feedbacks between poverty and the dynamics of a rare tropical disease: the case of Buruli ulcer in sub-Saharan Africa.
Proceedings. Biological sciences. 282(1818) [DOI] 10.1098/rspb.2015.1426. [PMID] 26538592.
2015
Environmental transmission of Mycobacterium ulcerans drives dynamics of Buruli ulcer in endemic regions of Cameroon.
Scientific reports. 5 [DOI] 10.1038/srep18055. [PMID] 26658922.
2015
Modeling the burden of poultry disease on the rural poor in Madagascar.
One health (Amsterdam, Netherlands). 1:60-65 [DOI] 10.1016/j.onehlt.2015.10.002. [PMID] 28616466.
2015
Persistent oscillations and backward bifurcation in a malaria model with varying human and mosquito populations: implications for control.
Journal of mathematical biology. 70(7):1581-622 [DOI] 10.1007/s00285-014-0804-9. [PMID] 24992885.
2015
The Burden of Livestock Parasites on the Poor.
Trends in parasitology. 31(11):527-530 [DOI] 10.1016/j.pt.2015.09.005. [PMID] 26604161.
2014
Experimental observation of extreme multistability in an electronic system of two coupled Rössler oscillators.
Physical review. E, Statistical, nonlinear, and soft matter physics. 89(2) [PMID] 25353556.
2014
Poverty, disease, and the ecology of complex systems.
PLoS biology. 12(4) [DOI] 10.1371/journal.pbio.1001827. [PMID] 24690902.
2014
Quantifying the impact of decay in bed-net efficacy on malaria transmission
Journal of Theoretical Biology. 363:247-261 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jtbi.2014.08.018. [PMID] 25158163.
2013
Clusters of poverty and disease emerge from feedbacks on an epidemiological network.
Journal of the Royal Society, Interface. 10(80) [DOI] 10.1098/rsif.2012.0656. [PMID] 23256187.
2013
Evaluation [corrected] of the “Iceberg Phenomenon” in Johne’s disease through mathematical modelling.
PloS one. 8(10) [DOI] 10.1371/journal.pone.0076636. [PMID] 24167547.
2013
The impact of bed-net use on malaria prevalence.
Journal of theoretical biology. 320:58-65 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jtbi.2012.12.007. [PMID] 23246718.
2012
Periodic oscillations and backward bifurcation in a model for the dynamics of malaria transmission.
Mathematical biosciences. 240(1):45-62 [DOI] 10.1016/j.mbs.2012.06.003. [PMID] 22732318.
2011
Extreme multistability in a chemical model system.
Physical review. E, Statistical, nonlinear, and soft matter physics. 83(5 Pt 2) [PMID] 21728629.
2011
Health safety nets can break cycles of poverty and disease: a stochastic ecological model.
Journal of the Royal Society, Interface. 8(65):1796-803 [DOI] 10.1098/rsif.2011.0153. [PMID] 21593026.

Grants

Jul 2022 ACTIVE
Collaborative Research: A new multi-scale framework for integrating socio-economic processes, vector-borne disease control, and the impact of transient events
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: NATL SCIENCE FOU
Sep 2019 – Aug 2022
New mathematical methods for estimating coupled nonlinear dynamical systems of poverty and disease
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: SIMONS FOUNDATION

Contact Details

Phones:
Business:
(352) 294-2335
Emails:
Business:
calistusnn@ufl.edu
Addresses:
Business Mailing:
PO BOX 118105
DEPARTMENT OF MATHEMATICS
GAINESVILLE FL 326118105
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