Shrinking the Malaria Map

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

Jimee Hwang

Jimee Hwang, MD, MPH, is a Medical Epidemiologist with the Malaria Branch at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), currently seconded to the UCSF Global Health Group's Malaria Elimination Initiative (MEI). In her current position, she is the CDC team lead for the President's Malaria Initiative in the Greater Mekong sub-region and Ethiopia, and supports surveillance, monitoring and evaluation, and operations research. Her recent research projects have included conducting therapeutic efficacy studies for both P. falciparum and P. vivax malaria, various efficacy and safety studies of primaquine, evaluating G6PD diagnostics, and assessing insecticide treated clothing to tackle outdoor transmission. She also supports surveillance and monitoring and evaluation activities focusing on methodologies to reach hard- to-reach, at-risk populations (e.g. respondent-driven sampling, surveillance and response in low transmission settings and large-scale household surveys).

Jimee obtained her AB from Dartmouth College, MD from Albert Einstein College of Medicine, MPH from University of California, Berkeley, DTM&H from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, and completed her internal medicine residency at UCSF and the Epidemic Intelligence Service Fellowship in the Malaria Branch at the CDC.