Kristin Banek BA MPH

Research Degree Student


Kristin Banek graduated with a BA in Biology and German from Saint Olaf College in Minnesota. After working for some years as a Laboratory Assistant for various genetic and molecular research projects, she returned to graduate school to pursue a career in public health.   

Kristin earned a MPH from the Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine in the department of International Health and Development with a focus on epidemiology and tropical medicine (disease control).

Kristin has spent the last fifteen years working in the field researching and/or implementing malaria interventions in Sierra Leone, Liberia, Uganda, Angola, Kenya, Nigeria and on the Thai-Burmese border.




Tutor, Epidemiology & Control of malaria

Tutor, Analysis & Design of Research Studies (ADRS)

Research areas

  • Child health
  • Evaluation
  • Global Health
  • Health services research
  • Health workers
  • Impact evaluation
  • Implementation research
  • Maternal health
  • Public health


  • Epidemiology
  • Operational research

Disease and Health Conditions

  • Malaria


  • Sub-Saharan Africa (developing only)


  • Liberia
  • Myanmar
  • Sierra Leone
  • Uganda

Other interests

  • ACT
  • Access To Care
  • Access To Medicines
  • Adherence
  • Africa
  • Community Based Treatment Of Fever
  • Community Health Workers
  • Effectiveness Evaluations
  • Grant Writing
  • Home Management Of Malaria
  • Malaria Centre
  • Maternal And Child Health
  • Monitoring And Evaluation
  • Post-Conflict
  • RBM
  • quality of care
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