Teun Bousema PhD

Senior Lecturer


Teun Bousema has a diploma in Biomedical Sciences with specialisations in epidemiology, toxicology and infectious diseases. After fieldwork in Mbita, western Kenya, he completed his PhD thesis on the effects of drugs and immunity on the transmission of P. falciparum in 2007 (Radboud University Nijmegen, the Netherlands). Subsequently, he worked in Moshi, Tanzania, as post-doctoral epidemiologist on several research and capacity building projects. In 2008, Teun joined LSHTM and is now a lecturer based in London. 

His current research projects include longitudinal studies on immune correlates of protection against malaria in Uganda and a cluster-randomized trial on the impact of targeted interventions on malaria transmission in Kenya and Mali.





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My research focus is on the epidemiology and transmission of falciparum malaria. Several of the projects I am involved in focus on transmission reducing interventions in Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania and Mali.

Specific studies involve i) the transmission of malaria after artemisinin-combination therapy; ii) who in endemic populations carries sexual stage parasites, gametocytes, and is responsible for infecting mosquitoes; iii) the importance of heterogeneity in malaria exposure for malaria control; iv) immune response profiles as correlates of protection against clinical malaria episodes.


  • Epidemiology
  • Immunoepidemiology
  • Immunology
  • Parasitology

Disease and Health Conditions

  • Malaria
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