MD MSc PhD
Wolf graduated as medical doctor in 2000. He worked in general medicine until 2001, and then started research in neuroepidemiology and cardiovascular epidemiology at the Institute of Epidemiology and Social Medicine at the University of Muenster/Germany. He obtained his Master in Control of Infectious Diseases at LSHTM in 2004. Since 2005, he has been a staff member of the Department of Disease Control, and obtained his PhD in Epidemiology in 2010.
Wolf is involved in teaching the Distance Learning modules Control of Infectious Diseases and Water, Sanitation and Hygiene.
Wolf is interested in epidemiological methods and study design, especially with regard to infectious diseases such as diarrhoea and childhood pneumonia. This includes the methodology of cluster randomised trials of community based interventions. He has been supporting research on water, sanitation and hygiene for the Environmental Health Group with particular emphasis on evaluating health promotion campaigns and behaviour change studies. He also worked on the epidemiology of dengue fever, and more recently, the epidemiology of rickettsial infections, in particular scrub typhus and spotted fever. He is the principal investigator for a large MRC funded cohort study on rickettsial infections in South India.