Dr. Olivia Prosper


Contact information:
Office: Patterson Office Tower 769
E-mail: Olivia.Prosper@uky.edu
Phone: 859-257-6795

Office hours:

By appointment, or
see course webpages for
MA 114 and MA 481G below.

Current Courses:

Fall 2015
MA 114 Calculus II
MA 481G: Differential Equations

Current position


Department of Mathematics, University of Florida

Research interests:

Mathematical Biology, including...
-Modeling disease dynamics at multiple scales, erythropoiesis, mosquito population dynamics
-Determining implications of heterogeneity in population dynamics
-Determining optimal strategies for disease control
-Applied differential equations
-Parameter estimation in dynamic models


C.N. Ngonghala, J. Mohammed-Awel, R. Zhao and O. Prosper. Interplay between insecticide-treated bed-nets and mosquito demography: implications for malaria control. Journal of Theoretical Biology, 397 (2016) p. 179-192.

M. Acevedo, O. Prosper, K. Lopiano, N. Ruktanonchai, T. Caughlin, M. Martcheva, C. Osenberg and D. Smith. Spatial heterogeneity, host movement and mosquito-borne disease transmission, PLoS One, 10(6) (2015).

M. Teboh-Ewungkem, O. Prosper, K. Gurski, C. Manore, A. Peace, Z. Feng. Intermittent Preventative Treatment (IPT) and the spread of drug resistant malaria, in “Applications of Dynamical Systems in Biology and Medicine”: Vol. 158. The IMA Volumes in Mathematics and its Applications (Trachette Jackson and Ami Radunskaya), Springer 2015, p. 197-233.

O. Prosper, N. Ruktanonchai, M. Martcheva. Optimal vaccination and bednet maintenance for the control of malaria in a region with naturally acquired immunity. JTB 353 2014, p. 142-156.

T. Caughlin, N. Ruktanonchai, M. Acevedo, K. Lopiano, O. Prosper, N. Eagle and A. Tatem, Place-based attributes predict community membership in a mobile phone communication network, PLoS One 8(2) 2013.

O. Prosper, M. Martcheva, Impact of Enhanced Malaria Control on the Competition between Plasmodium falciparum and Plasmodium vivax in India, MBS 242 2013, p. 33-50.

M. Martcheva, O. Prosper, Unstable Dynamics of Vector-Borne Diseases: Modeling Through Delay Differential Equations., Unstable Dynamics of Vector-Borne Diseases: Modeling Through Delay Differential Equations, in "Dynamic Models of Infectious Diseases": Vol 1. Vector Borne Diseases (Sree Hari Rao Vadrevu, Ravi Durvasula eds.), Springer 2012, p. 43-75.

O. Prosper, N. Ruktanonchai, M. Martcheva, Assessing the Role of Spatial Heterogeneity and Human Movement in Malaria Dynamics and Control, JTB 303 (21) 2012, p. 1-14.

O. Prosper, O. Saucedo, D. Thompson, G. Torres-Garcia, X. Wang, C. Castillo-Chavez, Modeling control strategies for concurrent epidemics of seasonal and pandemic H1N1 influenza, MBE 8 (1) 2011, p. 141-170.

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