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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

Having graduated with a BSc Biology from Imperial College London (2016) and an MSc in Control of Infectious Diseases from LSHTM (2017), I consider myself both an infectious disease epidemiologist and a medical entomologist. I have a special interest in vector-borne diseases and their control, particularly malaria.

I am currently based in Cote d'Ivoire, where I am undertaking a PhD looking at the links between rice cultivation and malaria vectors. With this, I am part of the Agriculture and Infectious Disease Group at the School.

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

At LSHTM, I currently teach in the study module Spatial Epidemiology for Public Health (3135), where I facilitate practical sessions and seminars. I am also a tutor in the study module Malaria: From Science to Policy and Practice (3195). I also teach in the Distance Learning unit on the Control of Infectious Diseases (104).

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 investigating the relationship between rice and malaria, particularly malaria vectors.

As part of my PhD, I am looking for rice-growing methods that can significantly reduce vector productivity. Rice-growing techniques include land preparation, water management regimes, crop establishment, weed and nutrient management, all of which could have an effect on mosquitoes. This work is a collaboration with AfricaRice and Institut Pierre Richet in Bouake, Cote d'Ivoire, where I am based.

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)