Geospatial modeling of access to ART


We use dynamic transmission models to assess the efficacy of interventions for infectious diseases. As epidemics evolve, it is beneficial to incorporate diverse models to gain a more comprehensive understanding of the disease dynamics and control measures. Differential equation models have successfully depicted long-term disease dynamics, but controlling lifelong endemic diseases like HIV requires consistent access to antiretroviral therapy (ART). In Sub-Saharan Africa, healthcare is a limited resource. Measuring disparities in ART access through a model that focuses on spatial healthcare provision and precisely evaluates a community's access to this resource is crucial. In this talk, I introduce a spatial interaction model that utilizes geospatial data to estimate the spatial accessibility of ART in Malawi. This model allows us to identify inequities in the opportunity to access ART which could be due to differences in demand for the treatment of HIV, ART supplies, or the geographic accessibility of healthcare facilities that provide ART.  


Math Bio Seminar
Friday, March 3, 2023
12 PM - 1 PM, Arizona time
WXLR A302 and Virtual via Zoom (This talk will be presented  in-person)
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Joan Ponce
Presidential Post Doctoral Fellow
School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences
Arizona State University

WXLR A302 and Virtual via Zoom