Kathy Kreppel
20202023

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I am an epidemiologist specialized in emerging infectious disease and the One Health approach. I have extensive experience in disease vector ecology and zoonotic disease epidemiology, including modeling the impact of the environment on risk factors for transmission.

My PhD work at the University of Liverpool and the Institut Pasteur de Madagascar looked at the effects of climate on the epidemiology of plague. I then studied the behavioral ecology of malaria vectors seconded by the University of Glasgow to the Ifakara Health Institute in Tanzania. Based in Tanzania, I later specialized in using the One Health approach to research zoonotic infections and arboviroses as training coordinator for the pan-African Afrique-One ASPIRE program. As adjunct professor at the Nelson Mandela African Institution of Science and Technology in Tanzania, I am still involved in research looking at the epidemiology of snakebite and dengue surveillance.

Currently, I am head of the Emerging Infectious Disease unit at the Institute of Tropical Medicine (ITM). My current research projects include rodent borne diseases and arboviroses, mainly in African countries such as Tanzania, Cote d’Ivoire, DRC and South Africa. I am particularly interested in interdisciplinary research approaches.

Education/Academic qualification

Epidemiology, PhD, Effects of climate on the epidemiology of plague in Madagascar, University of Liverpool

1-Oct-200731-Oct-2011

Award Date: 1-Apr-2012

External positions

Adjunct Professor, Nelson Mandela African Institution of Science and Technology, Arusha

1-Jan-2019 → …

Affiliate researcher, University of Glasgow

1-Oct-2016 → …

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