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Romain Ragonnet is an infectious disease modeller. He obtained a Master's degree in Applied Mathematics at the University of Lille (France) in 2014. He then realised his doctoral studies at the University of Melbourne between 2015 and 2018. The topic of his PhD was the mathematical modelling of tuberculosis.

Romain has extensive experience in the fields of epidemiological research and programmatic application, both using the mathematical modelling tool. A significant part of his research work consists in exploring the dynamics of Mycobacterium tuberculosis transmission in order to improve the understanding of TB epidemiology and to assist local and global TB control.


  • Epidemiology
  • Mathematical Modeling (Medical)
  • Tuberculosis
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Preventive Medicine

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Projects 2018 2019

Research Output 2015 2019

Cost-effectiveness of 3 months of weekly rifapentine and isoniazid compared with other standard treatment regimens for latent tuberculosis infection: a decision analysis study

Doan, T. N., Fox, G. J., Meehan, M. T., Scott, N., Ragonnet, R., Viney, K., Trauer, J. M. & McBryde, E. S., 1 Jan 2019, In : Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy. 74, 1, p. 218-227 10 p., dky403.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Modelling tuberculosis control priorities: more of the same will not do

Wejse, C., Ragonnet, R., McBryde, E. S. & Trauer, J. M., Oct 2019, In : The Lancet Global Health. 7, 10, p. e1319 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalLetterOtherpeer-review

Open Access

Strategic planning for tuberculosis control in the Republic of Fiji

Ragonnet, R., Underwood, F., Doan, T., Rafai, E., Trauer, J. & McBryde, E., 24 Apr 2019, In : Tropical Medicine and Infectious Disease. 4, 2, 12 p., 71.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access

Appropriate comparisons of tuberculosis latency structures with empiric data

Trauer, J. M., Ragonnet, R. & McBryde, E. S., 1 Jul 2018, In : The Lancet Infectious Diseases. 18, 7, p. 720-721 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalLetterOtherpeer-review

Methods used in the spatial analysis of tuberculosis epidemiology: A systematic review 11 Medical and Health Sciences 1117 Public Health and Health Services Sally Blower; Gerardo Chowell

Shaweno, D., Karmakar, M., Alene, K. A., Ragonnet, R., Clements, A. C., Trauer, J. M., Denholm, J. T. & McBryde, E. S., 18 Oct 2018, In : BMC Medicine. 16, 1, 18 p., 193.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview ArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access