Developing targeted strategies for malaria elimination

We are working with country-level control programs and researchers to develop methods to target interventions as malaria transmission is controlled and elimination becomes a priority. In particular, we have focused on novel approaches to vector control, developing models to understand the impact of new tools on population level epidemiology with the lab of Prof. Catteruccia (Dept of Immunology and Infectious Disease), and on the development of epidemiological models directly relevant for the malaria elimination agenda. Many of these approaches combine different data layers (e.g. see Malaria genetics section) to produce risk maps, which help programs make decisions about resource allocation. We also work with National Malaria Control Programs in Bangladesh, Guyana, Mynamar and Thailand to develop analytical pipelines and risk mapping tools to aid their decision making for malaria control and elimination.