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Miss Kallista Chan

BSc MSc

Research Assistant
of Vector Biology and Control

Room
443

LSHTM
Keppel Street
London
WC1E 7HT
United Kingdom

I am a public health entomologist and epidemiologist in the Agriculture and Infectious Disease Group at the School. From 2017-2021, I was leading a field research project focused on the links between irrigated rice and malaria in Africa. Since autumn 2021, I have been working in research uptake on the main findings generated from this research. Previous to this, I completed the MSc in Control of Infectious Diseases at LSHTM (2017) and the BSc Biology at Imperial College London (2016).

Affiliations

Faculty of Infectious and Tropical Diseases
Department of Disease Control

Centres

Malaria Centre
Health in Humanitarian Crises Centre
Centre on Climate Change and Planetary Health

Teaching

I teach across several courses at LSHTM. I am a coordinator for MSc module 3176 Integrated Vector Management and tutor for 3135 Spatial Epidemiology for Public Health, 3195 Malaria: from Science to Policy and Practice, and the 104 Distance Learning unit on the Control of Infectious Diseases

Research

My previous and current research foci have been on malaria in sub-Saharan Africa. I am presently involved in the Improving Human Health (IHH) flagship of Agriculture for Nutrition and Health (A4NH) research programme. This research programme is funded by CGIAR (Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research). I am also funded by the Wellcome Trust Our Planet Our Health grant. I am investigating the relationship between rice and malaria, particularly malaria vectors.

From 2019-2021, I was investigating the links between rice cultivation and malaria as part of my part-time PhD. In Cote d'Ivoire and Tanzania, I was looking for rice cultivation practices that can significantly reduce malaria vector productivity. Since 2021, I have been working on strategies to communicate and disseminate the key findings of this research. This involves engagement with public health professionals and other multi-sectoral stakeholders.

Research Area
Climate change
Environment
Insects
Parasites
Public health
Statistical methods
Agriculture
Disease control
Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
Global Health
Spatial analysis
Vector control
Discipline
Epidemiology
GIS/Spatial analysis
Statistics
Vector biology
Entomology
Disease and Health Conditions
Infectious disease
Malaria
Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs)
Tropical diseases
Vector borne disease
Country
Cote d'Ivoire
Ethiopia
Tanzania
Region
Sub-Saharan Africa (all income levels)

Selected Publications

The control of malaria vectors in rice fields: a systematic review and meta-analysis.
Chan K; Bottomley C; Saito K; Lines J; Tusting LS
2022
Scientific Reports
Cattle-related risk factors for malaria in southwest Ethiopia: a cross-sectional study.
Chan K; Cano J; Massebo F; Messenger LA
2022
Malaria journal
Malaria transmission and prevalence in rice-growing versus non-rice-growing villages in Africa: a systematic review and meta-analysis.
Chan K; Tusting LS; Bottomley C; Saito K; Djouaka R; Lines J
2022
The Lancet Planetary Health
Changing food systems and infectious disease risks in low-income and middle-income countries.
Waage J; Grace D; Fèvre EM; McDermott J; Lines J; Wieland B; Naylor NR; Hassell JM; Chan K
2022
The Lancet Planetary health
Technical Workflow Development for Integrating Drone Surveys and Entomological Sampling to Characterise Aquatic Larval Habitats of Anopheles funestus in Agricultural Landscapes in Côte d'Ivoire.
Byrne I; Chan K; Manrique E; Lines J; Wolie RZ; Trujillano F; Garay GJ; Del Prado Cortez MN; Alatrista-Salas H; Sternberg E
2021
Journal of environmental and public health
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