Headed by Prof Richard Maude, the Epidemiology Department at MORU works in close collaboration with other departments and units across the MORU network, national disease control programmes and a broad range of other collaborators.
Our current projects focus on malaria, dengue, novel pathogens, population mapping and environmental health with staff based in Bangladesh, Cambodia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, South Africa, Thailand, United Kingdom and Viet Nam.
The Epidemiology Department’s research aims are to quantify the burden of malaria and other communicable diseases in South and Southeast Asia over space and time and investigate their determinants to inform planning of disease control and elimination strategies.
Core components include:
- Clinical and epidemiological field studies
- Collation and analysis of secondary data from a wide range of partners
- GIS mapping
- Spatial statistical analysis and modelling
- Building epidemiology and mapping capacity across the region
We have a small reference library specialising in Epidemiology, Infectious Diseases, Statistics, Mapping and Geographic Information Systems for use by students, staff and visitors. We are keen to receive donations of any relevant books or reports.