Dr. Wilma Stolk

Dr. Stolk is Assistant Professor at the Department of Public Health of Erasmus MC, University Medical Center in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. As researcher/epidemiologist she has worked on onchocerciasis and lymphatic filariasis for over 20 years, focussing mainly on the health and socioeconomic burden caused by these diseases, the (cost) effectiveness of existing and new interventions, and understanding conditions under which the disease can be eliminated completely. Mathematical modelling plays an important role in this work. She is an active member of the NTD Modelling Consortium, aiming to support policy and decision making in ongoing elimination programmes by high-quality quantitative modelling.