IGHS Grand Rounds on Malaria Elimination: From Evidence to Impact
550 16th Street
UCSF Mission Hall, MH-1401/1402
San Francisco, CA 94158
Neil Lobo, PhD, Research Associate Professor, Eck Institute for Global Health, University of Notre Dame, has focused on vector-borne disease transmission in disease endemic countries for the last 24 years. Studies have included those on the entomology and epidemiology of diseases like malaria and Dengue, including transgenics, genomics, vector species compositions, vector bionomics, control strategies, intervention evaluation, vector population biology, and, human behavior and epidemiology spanning laboratory to field conditions. Research is directed towards collecting evidence that both elucidates the understanding of, and, directs decision making, strategies and policy towards protecting the world’s most vulnerable people from these diseases. He also works on epidemiological studies, looking at the effect of interventions and combination of interventions on mosquito vector populations, disease transmission in humans, human immune responses as well as vector behavioral changes in response to these interventions. He has worked on projects across the globe from central and South America, to Africa, Asia and the Pacific - including Peru, Panama, Mali, Kenya, Tanzania, Zambia, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Namibia, Mozambique, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Indonesia and the Solomon Islands, amongst others. A collaborative mindset has enabled multiple partnerships across these regions with research as well as ministry of health initiatives.
Dr. Lobo's presentation will be followed by a conversation with IGHS Executive Director Jaime Sepulveda and master's student Omar Sajjad.
Live stream at tiny.ucsf.edu/IGHSGrandRounds.
Refreshments served post-event.