**Monday, April 6, 2015**

3:15 – 4:15 p.m.

Title: **Mathematical modeling of sexually transmitted diseases**

Speaker: Ramzi Alsallaq (New York University

**Abstract:** The field of HIV prevention has been shaped by the results of several individually randomized controlled trials on the efficacy of prevention interventions. Because the results of those clinical trials cannot readily be translated into population-level programs, mathematical models can be useful tools in conceiving such programs. I will present a number of studies in which I developed and analyzed mathematical models to characterize the transmission of two sexually transmitted diseases (HIV and HSV-2) in African communities and used the models to study translating clinical trial results to the population-level.