Immo Kleinschmidt PhD

Professor of Epidemiology

Immo Kleinschmidt's Background

My main research interest is in malaria epidemiology. Before re-joining the School in 2007, I worked for the Malaria Research Programme of the South African Medical Research Council. I was president of the South African Statistical Association in 2006/7.

Immo Kleinschmidt's Affiliation

Immo Kleinschmidt's Teaching

I co-organise the Intensive Course in Epidemiology and Medical Statistics. I also teach on the study units Statistical Methods in Epidemiology, Epidemiology and Control of Malaria, and Extended Epidemiology.

Immo Kleinschmidt's Research

My research focus is the evaluation of comprehensive malaria control interventions; cluster randomised trials evaluating vector control tools; the potential added benefit of combining malaria vector control interventions; the impact of insecticide resistance on the effectiveness of insecticide-based malaria vector control tools; the epidemiology of malaria elimination. I have been the senior epidemiologist of the Bioko Island Malaria Control Project since its inception in 2003.

Research areas

  • Disease control
  • Health impact analysis
  • Public health
  • Randomised controlled trials
  • Statistical methods
  • Vector control


  • Epidemiology
  • Statistics

Disease and Health Conditions

  • Infectious disease
  • Malaria


  • Middle East & North Africa (developing only)
  • Sub-Saharan Africa (all income levels)


  • Benin
  • Cameroon
  • Equatorial Guinea
  • India
  • Kenya
  • Morocco
  • Namibia
  • South Africa
  • Sudan
  • Tanzania

Other interests

  • Health Surveys
  • Modelling And Mapping Disease Distribution
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