Dr Jackie Cook
Jackie is an epidemiologist, who co-Directs the Malaria Centre at LSHTM, which connects and supports over 300 malaria researchers through seminars, scientific retreats and social events. Her research focuses on vector control trials, examining malaria transmission dynamics and immunoepidemiology. Jackie has collaborators across the globe, and has worked particularly closely with institutions in Tanzania, where she spent 3 years based in Zanzibar, and across West Africa. Her work includes leading large cluster randomised control trials evaluating novel vector control tools and strategies, developing better methods for trials and examining heterogeneity of malaria transmission.
Jackie co-organises and teaches on Basic Epidemiology, the largest MSc module at LSHTM. She also teaches on a number of MSc modules, including Malaria: from science to policy and practice and Applied Communicable Disease Control. She has previously taught on Extended Epidemiology, Vector Biology and Vector Parasite Interactions and Analysis and Design of Research Studies. She additionally teaches on the Travel Medicine short-course and the Introductory Course for Epidemiology and Medical Statistics, which she co-organised for 6 years from 2015-2021. She co-hosts the annual Malaria session for the Global Health Lecture Series.
Jackie is a tutor on the MSc Epidemiology and MSc Control Infectious Diseases.
Jackie's research primarily focuses on interventions for vector borne diseases, particularly malaria. Her portfolio includes multiple large cluster randomised control trials evaluating novel tools, including next-generation nets, EaveTubes and screening, targeted Indoor Residual Spraying and insecticide treated wall-liner. Results from several trials have fed into WHO policy. She co-led on a network of researchers and implementors working towards malaria elimination in several West African settings. She is a member of the MRC International Statistics and Epidemiology Group and the RBM Vector Control Working Group.