Dr Laith Yakob
I am an epidemiologist seeking to develop strategies for mitigating resistance in infectious disease control. There are two main themes in which I contribute research: modernized integrated management of insecticide-resistant disease vectors, and, improved methods of surveillance and control of antimicrobial resistance. Although these systems are distinct, there is considerable homology in the mechanisms by which resistance spreads and is managed. I use different kinds of statistical and mathematical modelling to address these themes.
I am Taught Programme co-Director for the Faculty of Infectious & Tropical Diseases.
Teacher on Parasitology and Entomology (3122) supermodule; Vector Sampling, Identification & Incrimination (3141); Vector-Parasite Interactions (3166); Medical Parasitology & Medical Entomology 1-week field trip (3133); Modelling & the Dynamics of Infectious Diseases (2464); Integrated Vector Management (3176).
Short course instructor for 'Introduction to Infectious Disease Modelling and Its Applications', and, 'Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR): a Multidisciplinary Approach'
mosquito ecology; vector-borne diseases; infectious disease dynamics; antimicrobial resistance; disease control strategy; healthcare-associated infections