Kimberly Nucifora, MS

Director of Mathematical Modeling – Section on Value and Effectiveness

Kimberly Nucifora, MSKimberly A. Nucifora is the Director of Mathematical Model Implementation in the Section on Value and Effectiveness. With ten years of experience developing and verifying complex software systems in both private industry and academia—all amidst a background in public health, specializing in models of HIV/AIDS—she brings the ideal blend of skill sets to SOLVE’s modeling team. Here, she is responsible for collaborating with Primary Investigators to define the scope of various projects and translate model requirements into working implementation and design; managing the software life cycle of models; and leading team development of mode data requirements.

Prior to joining NYU SOLVE, Kim was a Research Associate at Yale University School of Medicine, where she also applied mathematical modeling skills and software design expertise to develop models that inform public health decisions. Before developing HIV/AIDS models at Yale, however, Kim spent two years in the Peace Corps, and volunteered her time and skills in Tanzania, working as a Secondary School Teacher in mathematics, computer, and physics. She taught O-level (junior/senior year equivalent) and A-level (pre-university equivalent) mathematics at two Tanzanian boarding schools and helped care for her students. While abroad, she also participated in an AIDS workshop on transmission and prevention, care and diet for infected persons, and methodology for teaching HIV awareness to both educators and students.

Before joining the Peace Corps, Kim was a Software Engineer at Blackstone Computing and Christopher A. Brown Consulting, where she worked with complex algorithms and executed high performance computing.

Kim has contributed to several academic articles published in esteemed academic journals, including Medical Care, Value in Health, Clinical Infectious Diseases, and Annals of Internal Medicine. She enjoys collaborating with her colleagues, and welcomes further opportunities to do so.

Kim received both her Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees from Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Worcester, MA, and was a recipient of the Leopold Schepp Foundation Scholarship and the Robert Goddard Fellowship. She was also a member of Tau Beta Pi, the National Engineering Honor Society, as well as Mensa. She is fluent in Spanish and Kiswahili.



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