Evans Omondi

Evans Omondi

Post-Doctoral Research Scientist

ABOUT Evans Omondi

Dr. Evans Omondi is a Post-Doctoral Research Scientist in the Data Science Programme unit. Prior to his current position, he served as a lecturer of Mathematics and Statistics at Strathmore University in Nairobi- Kenya. Dr. Omondi holds a Ph.D. in BioMathematics from Strathmore University in Kenya, an MSc. in Mathematics from Stellenbosch University in South Africa, an MSc. in Mathematical Sciences from AIMS-South Africa in collaboration with Stellenbosch University, and a B.Sc. in Applied Statistics with Computing from the University of Eldoret. He has previously work as an Infectious Disease Modeler Consultant at Washington State University – Global Health Program and a Customer Service Advisor at Absa Kenya.

Dr. Omondi has over 6 years of experience conducting research in Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs), malaria and HIV.  His primary research interests revolve around the application of mathematical models to study the transmission, progression, and impact of various infectious diseases. He is particularly interested in epidemiological modelling, where he aims to develop compartmental models, such as Susceptible-Infectious-Recovered (SIR) and Susceptible-Exposed-Infectious-Recovered (SEIR) models, to understand the spread of diseases within populations. By integrating demographic data, social dynamics, and disease-specific parameters, he seeks to create comprehensive models that provide valuable predictions and inform public health interventions. He is enthusiastic about using statistical models to analyse epidemiological data, including disease surveillance data, case-control studies, and outbreak investigations. His research endeavours to develop statistical techniques that can effectively capture uncertainty, account for data limitations, and facilitate accurate parameter estimation to inform evidence-based decision-making. By providing data-driven insights through mathematical models, my work serves as a critical tool for improving policymaking thus contributing to an improvement of lives and well-being of people in Africa.

Dr. Omondi has contributed to over 12 publications in infectious disease modelling.