The Simpact team is a dynamic group of researchers with academic affiliations at the Center for Statistics (CenStat) at Hasselt University, the International Centre for Reproductive Health (ICRH) at Ghent University, the Vaccine & Infectious Disease Institute at the University of Antwerp and the South African Centre for Epidemiological Modelling and Analysis (SACEMA) at Stellenbosch University. Amongst our team, we have backgrounds in medicine, biostatistics, epidemiology, computer science, physics and biology.

We strive to conduct state of the art research in the quest for effective and efficient HIV treatment and prevention programmes in countries with generalised and concentrated HIV epidemics. We believe with Simpact we can make a tangible contribution to evidence-based decision making in HIV-related public health policy and programme implementation, while at the same time pushing the innovation envelope in HIV modelling and simulation.

Current development team

Diana Hendrickx

Diana Hendrickx, postdoctoral researcher at Hasselt University

Jori Liesenborgs

Jori Liesenborgs, post-doctoral researcher at Hasselt University

Niel Hens

Niel Hens, professor Biostatistics at Hasselt University and the University of Antwerp

Wim Delva

Wim Delva, post-doctoral researcher at Hasselt University and KU Leuven, professor global reproductive health at Ghent University and senior researcher at Stellenbosch University


Previous contributors

Ralph Hummeling

Ralph Hummeling from Hummeling Engineering

Lucio Tolentino

Lucio Tolentino, former PhD student at the Computational Epidemiology Group, University of Iowa

Fei Meng

Fei Meng, former PhD Student at Ghent University and Hasselt University