I obtained my Ph.D. degree in Statistics (Modelling Infectious Diseases) from the University of Hasselt (UHasselt) in September 2020. My research focused on the mathematical and statistical modeling which was relevant to the transmission of infectious diseases. Serological data and social contact data are the two types of data that I used as data applications in my analysis. I have also a deep interest in Bayesian analysis and hence, the last chapter of my thesis is devoted to the exploration of Bayesian analysis to combine serological and social contact data into one big analysis to infer the transmission rate and force of infection of varicella-zoster virus and parvovirus B19. In the early years of my Ph.D., I had a strong collaboration with colleagues from the University of Antwerp when we worked together to analyze data from different clinical trials related to the investigation of the effectiveness of maternal and neonatal vaccination against pertussis.
In September 2015, I graduated from UHasselt with a Master in Statistics: Epidemiology and Public Health Methodology (great distinction) then I joined Censtat at the Hasselt University as a Ph.D. student (2015).
I also have a Bachelor in Pharmacy in 2011 (in Vietnam). During the years 2011-2013, I had been working extensively in the pharmaceutical industry in different roles, starting from Regulator Affairs Officer, Clinical Research Coordinator, and Clinical Research Associate. In September 2013, I received a scholarship from the Belgian Technical Co-operation (BTC) to follow the full program of Master of Statistics at Hasselt University, Hasselt, Belgium.