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Prof. Juliet Pulliam is the Director of the South African Centre for Epidemiological Modelling and Analysis (SACEMA), which is a national centre of excellence hosted by Stellenbosch University. Prior to moving to SACEMA in July 2016, she spent five years as a faculty member in the Department of Biology and the Emerging Pathogens Institute at the University of Florida, where she was also the inaugural director of the International Clinics on Infectious Disease Dynamics and Data (ICI3D) Program from 2012-2016. Juliet received a PhD in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology from Princeton University in 2007, after which she spent a year as a postdoctoral fellow at the Center for Disease Ecology at Emory University and three years as a Research and Policy for Infectious Disease Dynamics (RAPIDD) Program Fellow at the US National Institute of Health’s Fogarty International Center. Her research focuses on applications of mathematical modelling to applied questions in infectious disease epidemiology, particularly in resource-limited settings. Most of her work to date has focused on zoonotic and vector-borne infections, including Nipah, Japanese encephalitis, Dengue, and Ebola viruses.


  • 2016–present
    Director: SACEMA, SACEMA, Stellenbosch University
  • 2019–present
    Professor, Department of Mathematical Sciences, Stellenbosch University
  • 2016–2019
    Associate Professor, Department of Mathematical Sciences, Stellenbosch University
  • 2011–2016
    Assistant Professor, Department of Biology and Emerging Pathogens Institute, University of Florida


  • 2007 
    Princeton University, Ph.D.
  • 2004 
    Princeton University, M.A.
  • 2002 
    Duke University, A.B.