Nathaniel joined the Malaria Atlas Project as a DPhil student in October 2018. His research investigates routinely-collected health surveillance data and methods for incorporating this class of data into geostatistical models of disease burden.

Nathaniel’s work is in collaboration with the Local Burden of Disease project at the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation in Seattle, Washington. Prior to joining the Malaria Atlas Project, he contributed to research work on tuberculosis disease burden, including a novel analysis of latent tuberculosis. Nathaniel’s background in Geographic Information Science has also given him the opportunity to model social-environmental change on the Logone floodplain in the Far North region of Cameroon, map drug trafficking into Central America, and create virtual landscapes using kite-based aerial photogrammetry.

Selected Biography


A cost-effective workflow for depicting landscapes in immersive virtual environments

Geogames and Geoplay. November 2018
URLHenry, NJ,

Predicting Boko Haram’s Impact on the Logone Floodplain in Cameroon: an Agent-Based Simulation Approach

Doctoral dissertation. 2016
URLDOIRoss, JM, Henry, NJ, Dwyer-Lindgren, LA, Paula Lobo, A, Marihno de Souza, F, Biehl, MH, Ray, SE, Reiner, RC, Stubbs, RW, Wiens, KE, Earl, L, Kutz, MJ, Bhattacharjee, NV, Kyu, HH, Naghavi, M, Hay SI.,

Progress toward eliminating TB and HIV deaths in Brazil, 2001–2015: a spatial assessment

BMC Medicine. September 2018 16(1): 144.
URLDOIGBD Tuberculosis Collaborators,

The global burden of tuberculosis: results from the Global Burden of Disease Study 2015

The Lancet Infectious Diseases. March 2018 18(3): 261-284.
URLDOILaborde, S., Phang, SC., Ahmadou, M, Henry, NJ, Fernandez, A, Durand, M, ..., Scholte, P,

Co‐producing research in the “Red Zone”: Adaptation to fieldwork constraints with a transdisciplinary approach

Geographical Journal. August 2018 184(4): 369-383.
URLDOILaborde, S., Fernandez, A, Phang, SC., Hamilton, IM, Henry, NJ, Jung, H, ..., Durand, M,

Social-ecological feedbacks lead to unsustainable lock-in in an inland fishery

Global Environmental Change. November 2016 41 13-25.