Ashleigh Tuite

IMG_3617Ashleigh Tuite, PhD

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Ashleigh Tuite is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Department of Global Health and Population at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Her work focuses on developing mathematical models of gonorrhea transmission in the U.S. population. Ashleigh completed her PhD at the University of Toronto where she used mathematical modeling approaches to understand why syphilis has re-emerged in men who have sex with men in many high-income countries and why it has been so difficult to control. More broadly, her research focuses on integrating empirical data with mathematical models to test the mechanisms leading to the epidemic spread of pathogens and identify optimal intervention and control strategies. She has developed and analyzed compartmental and agent-based models of many infectious diseases of public health importance.