Shrinking the Malaria Map

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

Francois Rerolle

Francois Rerolle is a Graduate Student Researcher who works with the High-Risk Populations and Surveillance teams within the UCSF Global Health Group’s Malaria Elimination Initiative (MEI). He is currently pursuing his PhD in Epidemiology under the supervision of Dr. Adam Bennett and Dr. Hugh Sturrock at the MEI. Francois is interested in geospatial modeling, sampling designs, and mathematical models that target high-risk populations and inform national programs working toward malaria eradication. At the MEI, he supports the AcME trial in Lao PDR, which implemented and assessed a focal test and treat intervention that employed peer-navigators to reach out, study, and treat forest-going populations. Francois is leveraging data from this trial to study the association between deforestation and malaria incidence in Lao PDR, as well as the mobility patterns of forest-goers.

Before joining the MEI, Francois worked as a graduate researcher with Stanford investigators on two major projects. One project studied the impact of a microfinance program on water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) in Kenya. The second project evaluated the impact of an NGO’s maintenance program for health care workers’ motorcycles on health care delivery in rural Zambia. Francois also interned with a research group in Cameroon that studied the transmission of lymphatic filariasis and Loa loa in central Africa.

Francois has an MS in Environmental Engineering from Stanford University. He also graduated from the École Polytechnique in Paris, where he studied Engineering, Mathematics, and Physics.