Shrinking the Malaria Map

UCSF Global Health Group’s Malaria Elimination Initiative (MEI)

Alemayehu Midekisa

Alemayehu Midekisa, PhD, is a Geospatial Research Specialist at the UCSF Global Health Group’s Malaria Elimination Initiative (MEI). In this role, Alemayehu is co-leading the development of automated malaria risk mapping using cloud-computing and near-real time satellite observations. He is also co-leading various other projects that involve big geospatial earth observation data.

Prior to joining the MEI, Alemayehu's doctoral research examined the spatial and temporal drivers of malaria in the highlands of East Africa using satellite observations, for which he was a NASA Earth and Space Science Fellow. His broader research interests include the application of earth observation satellite data to quantify and monitor the distribution of vector-borne diseases.

Alemayehu has a PhD in Geospatial Sciences and Engineering from South Dakota State University and an MSc in Remote Sensing and GIS from Addis Ababa University.