About Dr. Alain Vandormael

avandormael@ahri.org +27 (0) 31 260 3744

Background:

Alain Vandormael was awarded his PhD in Sociology and MSc in Statistics from the University of Minnesota, USA. His PhD examined the preventive and survival benefits of antiretroviral (ART) use in the AHRI study area of Somkhele, northern KwaZulu-Natal. Alain is interested in understanding why some HIV prevention strategies are falling short, and providing insight into how these strategies can be optimized in the future.

Current Affiliations:

- Senior Lecturer: School of Nursing and Public Health, College of Health Sciences, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, South Africa.

- Research Associate: KWAZULU-NATAL RESEARCH AND INNOVATION SEQUENCING PLATFORM (KRISP)

- Research Associate: AFRICA HEALTH RESEARCH INSTITUTE (AHRI)

Education:

Ph.D. Sociology University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, Sept. 2014

M.S. Statistics University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, February 2014

M.A. Sociology University of Pretoria, South Africa, May 2005

B.A. Psychology University of Pretoria, South Africa, January 2003



Publications

Sexual partnership age pairings and risk of HIV acquisition in rural South Africa.
Akulliana A, Bershteyna A, Kleina D, Vandormael A, Barnighausen T, Tanser F, AIDS (2017), :DOI:10.1097/QAD.0000000000001553.


Incidence rate estimation, periodic testing and the limitations of the mid-point imputation approach.
Vandormael A, Dobra A, Barnighausen T, de Oliveira T, Tanser F, International Journal of Epidemiology (2017), :doi.org/10.1093/ije/dyx134.


CD4+ T-cell count may not be a useful strategy to monitor antiretroviral therapy response in HTLV-1/HIV co-infected patients.
Vandormael A, Rego F, Danaviah S, Alcantara L, Boulware D, de Oliveira T, Current HIV Research (2017), :doi: 10.2174/1570162X15666170216114917.


Pairwise diversity and tMRCA as potential markers for HIV infection recency.
Moyo S, Wilkinson E, Vandormael A, Wang R, Weng J, Kotokwe KP, Gaseitsiwe S, Musonda R, Makhema J, Essex M, Engelbrecht S, de Oliveira T, Novitsky V , Medicine (Baltimore) (2017), 96:doi: 10.1097/MD.0000000000006041.


Analysis of Viral Diversity in Relation to the Recency of HIV-1C Infection in Botswana.
Moyo S, Vandormael A, Wilkinson E, Engelbrecht S, Gaseitsiwe S, Kotokwe, KP, Musonda R, Tanser F, Essex M, Novitsky V, de Oliveira T, PLoS One (2016), 11(8):DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0160649.


Brief Report: Virologic Monitoring Can Be a Cost-Effective Strategy to Diagnose Treatment Failure on First-Line ART.
Vandormael AM, Boulware DR, Tanser FC, Barnighuasen TW, Stott KE, de Oliveira T, J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. (2016), 71(4):462?466.


Identifying Recent HIV Infections: From Serological Assays to Genomics.
Moyo S, Wilkinson E, Novitsky V, Vandormael A, Gaseitsiwe S, Essex M, Engelbrecht S, de Oliveira T , Viruses (2015), 7:5508-5524; doi:10.3390/v7102887.



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