Dr Pen Reyes

Dr Josephine Reyes is a postdoctoral research fellow with the Infection Analytics Program (IAP) at the Kirby Institute. Her main interests include infectious disease modelling, health economics, mathematical education and mathematical optimisation.

She also worked at the School of Public Health and Community Medicine UNSW on economic evaluation and epidemiological impact of vaccination programs. At the Kirby Institute, she also studied the cost-effectiveness of HIV/AIDS prevention programs, while also looking at the effect of adherence behaviours and treatment outcomes on the prevalence of drug resistance in HIV transmission. She obtained her PhD studying the evolution of genetic markers of tuberculosis at the School of Biotechnology and Biomolecular Sciences at the UNSW. Josephine is a trained mathematician with a bachelor and master’s degree in mathematics from the University of the Philippines in Diliman (UPD). She also served as an instructor of mathematics at the UPD and as an assistant professorial lecturer at the De La Salle University in the Philippines.

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Reyes JF;Wood JG;Beutels P;Macartney K;McIntyre P;Menzies R;Mealing N;Newall AT, 2017, 'Beyond expectations: Post-implementation data shows rotavirus vaccination is likely cost-saving in Australia', Vaccine, vol. 35, pp. 345 - 352, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.vaccine.2016.11.056

Newall AT;Reyes JF;McIntyre P;Menzies R;Beutels P;Wood JG, 2016, 'Retrospective economic evaluation of childhood 7-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccination in Australia: Uncertain herd impact on pneumonia critical', Vaccine, vol. 34, pp. 320 - 327, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.vaccine.2015.11.053

Tran DA;Wilson DP;Shakeshaft A;Ngo AD;Reyes J;Doran C;Zhang L, 2014, 'Cost-effectiveness of antiretroviral therapy expansion strategies in vietnam', AIDS Patient Care and STDs, vol. 28, pp. 365 - 371, http://dx.doi.org/10.1089/apc.2014.0016

Newall AT;Reyes JF;Wood JG;McIntyre P;Menzies R;Beutels P, 2014, 'Economic evaluations of implemented vaccination programmes: Key methodological challenges in retrospective analyses', Vaccine, vol. 32, pp. 759 - 765, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.vaccine.2013.11.067

Aandahl RZ;Reyes JF;Sisson SA;Tanaka MM, 2012, 'A model-based Bayesian estimation of the rate of evolution of VNTR loci in Mycobacterium tuberculosis', PLoS Computational Biology, vol. 8, http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pcbi.1002573

Reyes JF;Chan CH S;Tanaka MM, 2012, 'Impact of homoplasy on variable numbers of tandem repeats and spoligotypes in Mycobacterium tuberculosis', Infection, Genetics and Evolution, vol. 12, pp. 811 - 818, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.meegid.2011.05.018

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To reduce the immunisation gap between adults and children through research, teaching and advocacy, with a special focus on the elderly, high risk and vulnerable populations.

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