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International Centers of Excellence for Malaria Research (ICEMR)

Determinants of Malaria Disease in Malawi

Dr. Terrie Taylor
Dr. Terrie Taylor, PI for the Malawi ICEMR.


Principal Investigator: Terrie Taylor, D.O.
Lead Institution: Michigan State University, East Lansing

Project Leads

  • Miriam Laufer, University of Malawi College of Medicine
  • Don Mathanga, University of Malawi College of Medicine

Collaborating Institutions

  • University of Malawi College of Medicine, Blantyre, Malawi
  • University of Maryland, Baltimore
  • University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
  • Harvard School of Public Health, Boston

Research Areas

The primary objectives of research supported by the Malawi ICEMR are to identify, understand, and evaluate interventions that target the determinants of malaria disease. Researchers will accomplish these objectives by systematically surveying populations of vectors, hosts, and parasites using newly developed molecular and genomic tools in conjunction with well-established epidemiologic approaches.

Regional Impact

By identifying the contributions made by the parasite, the human host, and the mosquito vector to the incidence and prevalence of malaria disease in diverse eco-geographic settings in Malawi, the Center research team hopes to tailor prevention and control strategies to specific seasons (such as dry versus rainy climates) and locales (highland and lowland, urban and rural). The team will also determine the critical parameters required for monitoring the impact of such strategies.

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Map description: Associated sites for the Malawi ICEMR—Blantyre, Chikwawa, Thyolo

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Last Updated November 16, 2015