Melissa Penny

Melissa Penny
  • The Role of Modeling to Inform Malaria Elimination

Past Core Course:

  • The Role of Modeling to Inform Elimination
  • The Investment Case for Malaria Eradication

Professor Melissa Penny is a senior member of the malaria modeling group at Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Switzerland. Her work focuses on developing and using mathematical models to provide quantitative evidence to support malaria control and elimination decisions. With a focus on assessing the potential impact of malaria vaccines on transmission and clinical disease, she recently led the multi-institute collaboration that provided evidence to the World Health Organization and other stakeholders on the likely public health impact and cost-effectiveness of the malaria vaccine RTS,S. Professor Penny earned a Doctor of Philosophy in Applied Mathematics.