Immo Kleinschmidt PhD

Professor of Epidemiology


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.




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.


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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