Emilie Pothin, PhD

Dr Emilie Pothin, leads the Analytics and Intervention Modeling group at Swiss TPH. With expertise in mathematical modeling and epidemiology of malaria, her research integrates mathematical and statistical methods to simulate transmission dynamics, estimate impact of malaria interventions, and leverage these insights to enhance malaria control and elimination efforts. Through her affiliation with the Clinton Health Access Initiative, she support national malaria programs by simulating the impact of interventions at the sub-national level and generating evidence for strategic planning of both established and novel malaria control strategies. Additionally, her work focuses on strengthening modelling capacity in endemic countries, benefiting both upcoming modelers and model users including policy-makers. Since 2017, Dr Emilie Pothin has been supporting the National Malaria Program of Tanzania for their strategic planning. Currently, her group supports the national programs of Tanzania, Mozambique, Benin, Rwanda, Kenya, Ghana and Cameroon.

Dr. Emilie Pothin holds a PhD in Malaria Modeling from Imperial College London, a Master's Degree in Engineering with a specialization in Mathematical Modeling from the Institut National des Sciences Appliquées of Toulouse, France, and an MSc in Biometry from the University of Reading, UK. She has five years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry with Eli Lilly and GlaxoSmithKline. Additionally, she also conducted field studies in Madagascar and Tanzania.

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Champagne C, Gerhards M, Lana J.T, Le Menach A, Pothin E. Quantifying the impact of interventions against Plasmodium vivax: a model for country-specific use. Epidemics. 2024;46:100747. DOI: 10.1016/j.epidem.2024.100747

Chang M.A, Impoinvil D, Hamre K.E.S, Dalexis P.E, Mérilien J.B, Dismer A.M, Fouché B, Desir L, Holmes K, Lafortune W, Herman C, Rogier E, Noland G.S, Young A.J, Druetz T, Ashton R, Eisele T.P, Cohen J, van den Hoogen L, Stresman G, Drakeley C, Pothin E, Cameron E, Battle K.E, Williamson J, Telfort M.A, Lemoine J.F. Acceptability, feasibility, drug safety, and effectiveness of a pilot mass drug administration with a single round of sulfadoxine-pyrimethamine plus primaquine and indoor residual spraying in communities with malaria transmission in Haiti, 2018. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2023;108(6):1127-1139. DOI: 10.4269/ajtmh.22-0623

De Santis O, Pothin E, Bouscaren N, Irish S.R, Jaffar-Bandjee M.C, Menudier L, Ramis J, Schultz C, Lamaurt F, Wisniak A, Bertolotti A, Hafsia S, Dussart P, Baril L, Mavingui P, Flahault A. Investigation of dengue infection in asymptomatic individuals during a recent outbreak in La Réunion. Viruses. 2023;15(3):742. DOI: 10.3390/v15030742

Champagne C, Gerhards M, Lana J, Espinosa B.G, Bradley C, Gonzalez O, Cohen J.M, Le Menach A, White M.T, Pothin E. Using observed incidence to calibrate the transmission level of a mathematical model for Plasmodium vivax dynamics including case management and importation. Math Biosci. 2022;343:108750. DOI: 10.1016/j.mbs.2021.108750

Champagne C, Rajkumar A.S, Auxila P, Perrone G, Plötz M, Young A, Bazaz Jazayeri S, Napier H.G, Le Menach A, Battle K, Amratia P, Cameron E, Alfred J.-P, Deslouches Y.-G, Pothin E. Improving access to care and community health in Haiti with optimized community health worker placement. PLoS Glob Public Health. 2022;2(5):e0000167. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pgph.0000167

Owen B.N, Winkel M, Bonnington C, Nuwa A, Achan J, Opigo J, Tibenderana J.K, Pothin E. Dynamical malaria modeling as a tool for bold policy-making. Nat Med. 2022;28(4):610-611. DOI: 10.1038/s41591-022-01756-9

Runge M, Thawer S.G, Molteni F, Chacky F, Mkude S, Mandike R, Snow R.W, Lengeler C, Mohamed A, Pothin E. Sub-national tailoring of malaria interventions in mainland Tanzania: simulation of the impact of strata-specific intervention combinations using modelling. Malar J. 2022;21:92. DOI: 10.1186/s12936-022-04099-5

Runge M, Mapua S, Nambunga I, Smith T.A, Chitnis N, Okumu F, Pothin E. Correction to: Evaluation of different deployment strategies for larviciding to control malaria: a simulation study. Malar J. 2021;20:350. DOI: 10.1186/s12936-021-03882-0

Runge M, Mapua S, Nambunga I, Smith T.A, Chitnis N, Okumu F, Pothin E. Evaluation of different deployment strategies for larviciding to control malaria: a simulation study. Malar J. 2021;20:324. DOI: 10.1186/s12936-021-03854-4

Visser T, Ramachandra S, Pothin E, Jacobs J, Cunningham J, Menach A.L, Gatton M.L, Dos Santos Souza S, Nelson S, Rooney L, Aidoo M. A comparative evaluation of mobile medical APPS (MMAS) for reading and interpreting malaria rapid diagnostic tests. Malar J. 2021;20:39. DOI: 10.1186/s12936-020-03573-2

Gallay J, Prod'hom S, Mercier T, Bardinet C, Spaggiari D, Pothin E, Buclin T, Genton B, Decosterd L.A. Corrigendum to "LC-MS/MS method for the simultaneous analysis of seven antimalarials and two active metabolites in dried blood spots for applications in field trials: Analytical and clinical validation" [J. Pharm. Biomed. Anal. 154 (2018) 263-277]. J Pharm Biomed Anal. 2020;182:112759. DOI: 10.1016/j.jpba.2019.07.007

Stresman G, Sepulveda N, Fornace K, Grignard L, Mwesigwa J, Achan J, Miller J, Bridges D.J, Eisele T.P, Mosha J, Lorenzo P.J, Macalinao M.L, Espino F.E, Tadesse F, Stevenson J.C, Quispe A.M, Siqueira A, Lacerda M, Yeung S, Sovannaroth S, Pothin E, Gallay J, Hamre K.E, Young A, Lemoine J.F, Chang M.A, Phommasone K, Mayxay M, Landier J, Parker D.M, Von Seidlein L, Nosten F, Delmas G, Dondorp A, Cameron E, Battle K, Bousema T, Gething P, D'Alessandro U, Drakeley C. Association between the proportion of Plasmodium falciparum and Plasmodium vivax infections detected by passive surveillance and the magnitude of the asymptomatic reservoir in the community: a pooled analysis of paired health facility an. Lancet Infect Dis. 2020;20(8):953-963. DOI: 10.1016/S1473-3099(20)30059-1

Thawer S.G, Chacky F, Runge M, Reaves E, Mandike R, Lazaro S, Mkude S, Rumisha S.F, Kumalija C, Lengeler C, Mohamed A, Pothin E, Snow R.W, Molteni F. Sub-national stratification of malaria risk in mainland Tanzania: a simplified assembly of survey and routine data. Malar J. 2020;19:177. DOI: 10.1186/s12936-020-03250-4

Briët O.J.T, Impoinvil D.E, Chitnis N, Pothin E, Lemoine J.F, Frederic J, Smith T.A. Models of effectiveness of interventions against malaria transmitted by Anopheles albimanus. Malar J. 2019;18:263. DOI: 10.1186/s12936-019-2899-3

Pemberton-Ross P, Chitnis N, Pothin E, Smith T.A. A stochastic model for the probability of malaria extinction by mass drug administration. Malar J. 2017;16:376. DOI: 10.1186/s12936‑017‑2010‑x

Pothin E, Segura L, Galactionova K, Bohle L, Matthys B, Briët O.J.T, Smith T.A. A methodology for malaria programme impact evaluation. PeerJ Preprints. 2017;5:e3263v1

Pothin E, Ferguson N.M, Drakeley C.J, Ghani A.C. Estimating malaria transmission intensity from Plasmodium falciparum serological data using antibody density models. Malar J. 2016;15:79. DOI: 10.1186/s12936-016-1121-0

De Santis O, Audran R, Pothin E, Warpelin-Decrausaz L, Vallotton L, Würzner G, Cochet C, Estoppey D, Steiner-Monard V, Lonchampt S, Thierry A.C, Mayor C, Bailer R.T, Mbaya O.T, Zhou Y, Ploquin A, Sullivan N.J, Graham B.S, Roman F, De Ryck I, Ballou R, Kieny M.P, Moorthy V, Spertini F, Genton B. Safety and immunogenicity of the chimpanzee-adenovirus vectored Ebola vaccine: the Lausanne phase I/IIa clinical trial. Trop Med Int Health, 2015;20(Suppl. 1):43

Pothin E, Briët O, Solomon H, Basaye S, Smith T. Impact of IRS on malaria burden when combined with LLIN in Ethiopia: modelling the 2015-2017 malaria national strategy. Trop Med Int Health, 2015;20(Suppl. 1):26-27. Abstracts of the 9th European Congress on Tropical Medicine and International Health, 6-10 September 2015, Basel, Switzerland

Pothin E, Briët O, Kesteman T, Randrianarivelojosia M, Rogier C, Smith T. The importance of historical data in simulating malaria epidemiology and control interventions: application to multiple sites in Madagascar. Am J Trop Med Hyg, 2014;91(5 Suppl. 1):13