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Dr. Emmanuel A Mpolya

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Dr. Emmanuel A Mpolya is a Senior Lecturer in Biostatistics and Applied Epidemiology. He holds a Ph.D in Theoretical Epidemiology (The Graduate University for Advanced Studies (SOKENDAI), Japan, 2014), a Masters of Medical Sciences (MMedSi) with focus on Health Economics (Tohoku University, Japan, 2011) and a Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Nursing (The Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences (MUHAS), 2006). He is currently involved in multidisciplinary research in areas of One Health, nutrition and environmental sciences. In such areas he investigates infectious diseases dynamics at the animal-human interface, evaluates economic impacts of toxins in foods and investigates various correlates of health problems related to water, sanitation and hygiene. Besides, he provides consultancies in data management, project evaluation and project impact analyses.

  • Campbell ZA, Marsh TL, Mpolya EA, Thumbi SM, Palmer GH (2018) Newcastle disease vaccine adoption by smallholder households in Tanzania: Identifying determinants and barriers. PloS ONE 13(10): e0206058. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0206058
  • Hoyce A Mshida, Neema Kassim, Emmanuel Mpolya and Martin Kimanya, Sanitation and hygiene practices associated with common infections and nutritional status among under-five children in semi-pastoral communities of Tanzania. American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, 2018 (in press)
  • David Z. Munisi, Joram Buza, Emmanuel A. Mpolya, Teckla Angelo and Safari M. Kinung’hi, “The Efficacy of Single-Dose versus Double-Dose Praziquantel Treatments on Schistosoma mansoni Infections: Its Implication on Undernutrion and Anemia among Primary Schoolchildren in Two On-Shore Communities, Northwestern Tanzania”, BioMed Research International, vol 2017, Article ID 7035025, 13 pages, 2017. doi: 10.1155/2017/7035025
  • Hoyce Amini Mshida, Neema Kassim, Martin Epafras Kimanya and Emmanuel Mpolya, “Influence of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Practices on Common Infections among Under-Five Children in Longido and Monduli Districts of Arusha, Tanzania”, Journal of Environmental and Public Health, vol. 2017, Article ID ID 9235168, 8 pages, 2017. doi:10.1155/2017/9235168
  • Katalambula L.K., Meyer, D. N., Ngoma, T., Buza, J., Mpolya, E., Mtumwa, A. H., & Petrucka, P., (2017). Dietary pattern and other lifestyle factors as potential contributors to hypertension prevalence in Arusha City, Tanzania: a population-based descriptive study. BMC Public Health, 17. 659. http://doi.org/10.1186/s12889-017-4679-8
  • Munisi DZ, Buza J, Mpolya EA, Angelo T, Kinung’hi SM. Knowledge, attitude, and practices on intestinal schistosomiasis among primary schoolchildren in the Lake Victoria basin, Rorya District, north-western Tanzania. BMC Public Health. 2017;17(1):731
  • Katalambula LK, Ntwenya JE, Ngoma T, Buza J, Mpolya E, Paul E, et al. Dietary pattern as a predictor of colorectal cancer among general health population in Arusha Tanzania: A population based descriptive study. International Journal of Nutrition and Metabolism. 2017;9(3):20-9. Click here to view
  • Mpolya EA, Lembo T, Lushasi K, Mancy R, Mbunda EM, Makungu S, Maziku M, Sikana L, Jaswant G, Townsend S, Meslin F-X, Abela-Ridder B, Ngeleja C, Changalucha J, Mtema Z, Sambo M, Mchau G, Rysava K, Nanai A, Kazwala R, Cleaveland S and Hampson K (2017) Toward Elimination of Dog-Mediated Human Rabies: Experiences from Implementing a Large-scale Demonstration Project in Southern Tanzania. Front. Vet. Sci. 4:21. doi: 10.3389/fvets.2017.00021
  • David Z Munisi, Joram Buza, Emmanuel A. Mpolya, and Safari M. Kinung’hi, “Intestinal Schistosomiasis among Primary Schoolchildren in Two On-Shore Communities in Rorya District, Northwestern Tanzania: Prevalence, Intensity of Infection and Associated Risk Factors,” Journal of Parasitology Research, vol. 2016, Article ID 1859737, 11 pages, 2016. doi:10.1155/2016/1859737
  • Martin Kimanya, Bendantunguka Tiisekwa, Emmanuel Mpolya. Country and Economic Assessment for Aflatoxin Contamination and Control in Tanzania: A Supplement to the 2012 Report. Addis Ababa: Partnership for Aflatoxin Control in Africa (PACA); 2016, Available at: http://aflatoxinpartnership.org/uploads/Tanzania%20Supplemental%20Aflatoxin%20Situational%20Analysis%20Report%20%2018%20July%202016.pdf" target="_blank">Click here to view
  • Sironga Elisha, Kajunguri Damian, Mpolya Emmanuel A. Modeling the impact of human population growth on livestock population. Imperial Journal of Interdisciplinary Research, Vol. 2, Issue 9, August 2016, ISSN 2454-1362, Available at http://www.imperialjournals.com/index.php/IJIR/article/view/2095/2015 Date accessed 15th February 2018
  • Munisi DZ, Buza J, Mpolya EA, Kinung’hi SM (2016). Schistosoma mansoni Infections, Undernutrition and Anaemia among Primary Schoolchildren in Two Onshore Villages in Rorya District, North-Western Tanzania. PLOS ONE 11(12): e0167122. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0167122
  • Leonard K. Katalambula, Julius Edward Ntwenya, Twalib Ngoma, Joram Buza, Emmanuel Mpolya, Abdallah H. Mtumwa, Pammla Petrucka, “Pattern and Distribution of Colorectal Cancer in Tanzania: A Retrospective Chart Audit at Two National Hospitals,” Journal of Cancer Epidemiology, vol. 2016, Article ID 3769829, 13 pages, 2016. doi:10.1155/2016/3769829
  • Joram Aminiel, Damian Kajunguri, Emmanuel A. Mpolya, Mathematical Modeling on the Spread of Awareness Information to Infant Vaccination, Applied Mathematics, Vol. 5 No. 6, 2015, pp. 101-110. doi: 10.5923/j.am.20150506.01.
  • Leopard C. Mpande, Damian Kajunguri, Emmanuel A. Mpolya. Modeling and Stability Analysis for Measles Metapopulation Model with Vaccination. Applied and Computational Mathematics. Vol. 4, No. 6, 2015, pp. 431-444. doi: 10.11648/j.acm.20150406.16
  • Yasin Kaunda Kowa, Yaw Nkansah-Gyekye, Emmanuel Mpolya, Modeling Diet Decisions for People Living with HIV in Consideration of Age, Weight, Height, and Gender Constraints, Applied Mathematics, Vol. 5 No. 4, Sept. 2015, pp. 77-83. doi: 10.5923/j.am.20150504.01.
  • Yasin Kaunda Kowa, Emmanuel Mpolya and Yaw Nkansah-gyekye. Article: A Matlab based Graphical User Interface for Computing Optimal Diet of People Living with HIV at Asyptomatic Stage. International Journal of Computer Applications 121(20):31-35, July 2015 [http://www.ijcaonline.org/archives/volume121/number20/21657-5051, doi: 10.5120/21657-5051]
  • Mpolya E.A, Yashima K, Ohtsuki H, Sasaki A., “Epidemic dynamics of a vector-borne disease on a villages-and-city star network with commuters.” Journal of Theoretical Biology 2014, 343: 120-126, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jtbi.2013.11.024
  • Mpolya E, Furuse Y, Nukiwa N, Suzuki A, Kamigaki T, Oshitani H: “Pandemic (H1N1) 2009 virus viewed from an epidemiological triangle model.” Journal of Disaster Research 2009, 4(5):356-364.
  • Mpolya E.A., Y. Furuse, N. Nukiwa, Suzuki, T. Kamigaki and H. Oshitani, “Pandemic (H1N1) 2009 virus viewed from an epidemiological triangle model.” Romanian Journal of Infectious Diseases, 2010, 13(1): 25-33.
  • Furuse, Y., Suzuki, A., Kamigaki, T., Mpolya, EA., Khandaker, I., & Oshitani, H. (2011). Viruses That Cross Borders: Factors Responsible for Global Dissemination of Viral Infections. Intervirology (International Journal of Basic and Medical Virology), 0(0), DOI: 10.1159/000320967

Current Students

  • Patrick Mudavadi (PhD): Farmer-led breeding and feeding decisions to overcome seasonality driven milk fluctuation in smallholder dairy farms in Tanzania and Kenya
  • Irene Tesha (MSc): Water-handling patterns and their microbial profiles in relation to hygiene and sanitation in Babati Town, Tanzania
  • Hidaya Mansouri (Msc): Molecular classification of breast cancer via immunohistochemistry at Muhimbili Referral Hospital- Tanzania
  • Jeremiah Jackson (MSc): Development of smartphone-based telesonography for remote clinical settings in Tanzania


  • Zoe Campbell (PhD): Identifying determinants and barriers to Newcastle disease vaccine adoption by smallholder households in Tanzania.
  • Hoyce Mshida: (PhD): Influence of water, sanitation, and hygiene practices on common infections among under-five children.
  • David Z Munisi (PhD): Efficacy of pharmaceutical interventions and KAP studies on intestinal schistosomiasis among primary school children
  • Monica Kung’aro (PhD): Mathematical modelling of intra and inter dynamics and control of yellow fever in primate and human populations
  • Goodluck Mika Mlay (PhD): Modelling the dynamics of drug sensitive and multi-drug resistant tuberculosis under control strategies in Tanzania
  • Yasin Kaunda Kowa (MSc): A Matlab based Graphical User Interface for Computing Optimal Diet of People Living with HIV at Asyptomatic Stage
  • Joram Aminiel (MSc): Mathematical Modeling on the Spread of Awareness Information to Infant Vaccination
  • Elisha Sironga (MSc): Modeling Impact of Human Population Growth on Livestock Population

Date: April 2014 - To date.
Employer: Nelson Mandela African Institution for Science and Technology (NM-AIST), Arusha, Tanzania http://www.nm-aist.ac.tz
Position Title: Senior Lecturer (Biostatistics & Epidemiology)
Areas of research focus: Biostatistics, Statistical Computing, Health Economics, Epidemiology and Mathematical Epidemiology
City: Arusha (Tanzania)

Date:November 2007-March 2008.
Employer: University of Washington and the University of California, San Francisco, USA.
Organization:International Training and Education Center for Health-(I-TECH) http://www.go2itech.org/
Position Title: Curriculum Assistant.
Achievement: Developed the Tanzania National Curriculum for Assistant Medical Officers, also Developed Curricular Materials to Support the Developed Curriculum.
City: Dar es Salaam (Tanzania) and Seattle (USA)

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