Brooke Nichols [Principal Researcher]

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Brooke Nichols

Brooke Nichols, PhD, MSc, is a health economist and infectious disease mathematical modeler who joined HE2RO in January 2017 as a senior researcher. She holds a Bachelor of Arts from Mount Holyoke College in International Relations, a Master of Science from the University of Massachusetts Amherst in Epidemiology, and a PhD from the Erasmus Medical Center (Rotterdam, the Netherlands) in the economic and infectious disease modelling of HIV prevention strategies. Dr. Nichols’ research experience and interests include modelling and economic evaluation of treatment as prevention (HIV and HCV) and pre-exposure prophylaxis (HIV), HIV drug resistance modelling, geospatial modelling for efficient resource allocation, and translating research into public policy recommendations. Her work has been published in the Lancet Infectious Diseases, Nature, and AIDS, amongst others.

Projects

  • AMBIT: Alternative Models of ART Delivery – Optimizing the Benefits

    AMBIT is a 2.5-year research and evaluation project in sub-Saharan Africa supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and implemented by the Boston University School of Public Health in the U.S., the Health Economics and Epidemiology Research Office (HE2RO) in South Africa, and other local partners. The project, launched in September 2018, will include data synthesis, data collection, data analysis, and modeling activities aimed at generating information for near- and long-term