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Dr Gillian Stresman

PhD

Assistant Professor
of Malaria Epidemiology

Room
390

LSHTM
Keppel Street
London
WC1E 7HT
United Kingdom

Tel.
+44 (0)20 7927 4824

Gillian Stresman is an Assistant Professor at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine working on her Sir Heny Wellcome fellowship awarded from the Wellcome Trust. She has been working on malaria epidemiology research for more than 10 years and has spent time in multiple malaria-endemic countries including Zambia, Kenya and Haiti. Her focus is on understanding malaria transmission dynamics both in terms of the epidemiological and spatial dynamics of disease with the ultimate goal of reducing transmission and being able to measure any reduction. This includes studies aimed at understanding the role of spatial dynamics of malaria at various scales, identifying residual parasite populations, and to identify tools and metrics for malaria surveillance that are operationally feasible for implementation in endemic settings. Other research funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation focuses on malaria elimination both in terms of how to achieve zero and how to measure absense of infections through her current Freedom From Infection project.

Affiliations

Department of Infection Biology
Faculty of Infectious and Tropical Diseases

Centres

Malaria Centre

Teaching

Module Organizer for DL IDM 101 - Introduction to Epidemiology and Biostatistics

Lecture for:

- Analysis and Design of Research Studies

- Spatial Epidemiology

- Introductory Course in Epidemiology & Medican Statistics Short Course

Research

West African regional collaborative network for evidence-based decision-making in malaria elimination - GCRF Networking Grant, funded by The British Academy

Estimating global malaria burden: why don't the numbers add up? - ISSF3 Pump-Priming, funded by LSHTM/Wellcome Trust

Assessing the bias in health systems data for malaria due to asymptomatic infections, funded by the Wellcome Trust as part of my Henry Wellcome Postdoctoral Research Fellowship

Freedom From Infection: Measuring the Absence of Malaria Infection, funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

Malaria Zero: The Alliance for a Malaria Free Haiti, funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

Research Area
Public health
Surveillance
Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
Implementation research
Spatial analysis
Discipline
Immunoepidemiology
Epidemiology
GIS/Spatial analysis
Operational research
Disease and Health Conditions
Malaria
Country
Cape Verde
Haiti
Cambodia
Philippines
Region
Caribbean small states
East Asia & Pacific (all income levels)
Latin America & Caribbean (all income levels)
Pacific island small states
Sub-Saharan Africa (all income levels)

Selected Publications

Do hotspots fuel malaria transmission: a village-scale spatio-temporal analysis of a 2-year cohort study in The Gambia.
Stresman GH; Mwesigwa J; Achan J; Giorgi E; Worwui A; Jawara M; Di Tanna GL; Bousema T; Van Geertruyden J-P; Drakeley C
2018
BMC medicine
Freedom from Infection: Confirming Interruption of Malaria Transmission.
Stresman G; Cameron A; Drakeley C
2017
Trends in parasitology
Impact of metric and sample size on determining malaria hotspot boundaries.
Stresman GH; Giorgi E; Baidjoe A; Knight P; Odongo W; Owaga C; Shagari S; Makori E; Stevenson J; Drakeley C
2017
Scientific reports
The Impact of Hotspot-Targeted Interventions on Malaria Transmission in Rachuonyo South District in the Western Kenyan Highlands: A Cluster-Randomized Controlled Trial.
Bousema T; Stresman G; Baidjoe AY; Bradley J; Knight P; Stone W; Osoti V; Makori E; Owaga C; Odongo W
2016
PLoS medicine
Focal screening and treatment for malaria: defining the sentinel population
Stresman GH; Baidjoe A; Stevenson J; Odongo W; Owaga C; Marube E; Osoti V; Makori E; Shagari S; Drakeley C
2014
Malaria Journal
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