Shrinking the Malaria Map

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

Hugh Sturrock

Hugh Sturrock, MSc, PhD, is a Spatial Epidemiologist at the UCSF Global Health Group's Malaria Elimination Initiative (MEI) and an Assistant Professor of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at UCSF. With the MEI, Hugh is focusing on the use and optimization of active case detection to find and target asymptomatic infections as well as using routine surveillance data to generate risk maps to guide interventions.

Hugh has a broad interest in optimizing surveillance methods for tropical infectious diseases, with his research focused on a combination of field work, spatial analyses, geostatistics, and computerized simulations. As a doctoral student, he investigated optimal survey methods for neglected tropical diseases and malaria.

Hugh has a PhD from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and an MSc in Zoology from the University of Otago.