Benjamin Mayala, PhD is a Research Scientist at IHME. His research focuses on geospatial analysis of infectious diseases, in particular using geospatial techniques to map HIV/AIDS and selected neglected tropical diseases.
Dr. Mayala studied at the University of Notre Dame (Indiana) in Biological Sciences, where he applied geospatial technologies to model and map the spatial distribution of malaria in Tanzania, taking into account both climatic and non-climatic factors. Some of his notable publications are:
Chalghaf, Bilel, Sadok Chlif, Benjamin Mayala, Wissem Ghawar, Jihène Bettaieb, Myriam Harrabi, Goze Bertin Benie, Edwin Michael, and Afif Ben Salah. Ecological niche modeling for the prediction of the geographic distribution of cutaneous leishmaniasis in Tunisia. The American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. 2016; 94(4):844–851.
Kamugisha, ML, S Gesase, D Minja, S Mgema, TD Mlwilo, and BK Mayala. Pattern and spatial distribution of plague in Lushoto, north-eastern Tanzania. Tanzania Journal of Health Research. 2007; 9(1):12–18.
Mayala, Benjamin K, Carolyn A Fahey, Dorothy Wei, Maria M Zinga, Veneranda M Bwana, Tabitha Mlacha, Susan F Rumisha, Grades Stanley, Elizabeth H Shayo, and Leonard EG Mboera. Knowledge, perception and practices about malaria, climate change, livelihoods and food security among rural communities of central Tanzania. Infectious Diseases of Poverty. 2015; 4(21).
Mboera, Leonard EG, Kesheni P Senkoro, Benjamin K Mayala, Susan F Rumisha, Rwehumbiza T Rwegoshora, Malongo RS Mlozi, and Elizabeth H Shayo. Spatio-temporal variation in malaria transmission intensity in five agro-ecosystems in Mvomero District, Tanzania. Geospatial Health. 2010; 4(2):167–178.
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