Dr Jackie Cook
in Malaria Epidemiology
Jackie is the co-Director of the Malaria Centre, alongside Dr Sam Wassmer. She has worked in malaria research for over 15 years, focussing on vector control trials, malaria transmission dynamics and field epidemiology. She has worked at the Institute of Tropical Medicine in Antwerp, Belgium and the Karolinska Institutet, Sweden and spent 3 years based in Zanzibar, working as a researcher and as a consultant for the Zanzibar Malaria Elimination Programme, working closely with the Surveillance, Monitoring and Evaluation team.
Jackie co-organises Basic Epidemiology, the largest MSc module at LSHTM. She additionally teaches on a number of MSc modules including the Control and Epidemiology of Malaria, Applied Communicable Disease Control, Vector Biology and Vector Parasite Interactions, Extended Epidemiology and Analysis and Design of Research Studies MSc modules. She prevoiusly co-organised the Introductory Course in Epidemiology and Medical Statistics from 2015-2021(http://www.lshtm.ac.uk/study/cpd/sicems.html).
Jackie is a tutor on the MSc Epidemiology and MSc Control of Infectious Diseases.
Jackie is a member of the International Statistics and Epidemiology Group (ISEG) in the department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology. Her current research focusses on vector control trials, including testing novel tools in large cluster randomised control trials and optimising strategies to deploy vector control. She also has a background in immunoepidemiology. She works closely with collaborators in Cote d'Ivoire, Benin and Tanzania. She also led a networking grant together with collaborators in Cape Verde, bringing together experts in malaria elimination across West Africa. She is currently working on projects in Benin, Tanzania and Cote d'Ivoire.