Dr Angela Cadavid Restrepo

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

School of Public Health
Faculty of Medicine
a.cadavidrestrepo@uq.edu.au
+61 7 336 55393

Overview

Research Interests

  • Spatial epidemiology of neglected tropical diseases (NTDs)
    Implementation of spatial methods to assess global, regional, local and individual vulnerabilities to NTDs and facilitate targeted allocation of resources for surveillance and control.
  • Surveillance and control of emerging infectious diseases

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy, Australian National University
  • Master of International Public Health, The University of Queensland

Publications

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Available Projects

  • Lymphatic filariasis (LF) is a parasitic infection that was targeted for global elimination by the World Health Organization. Human infection results in chronic disease with serious medical, social and economic consequences for vulnerable populations. As LF elimination programs progress towards the end stages, one of the key challenges is the identification of geographic areas where there is low level transmission or resurgence. This systematic review will highlight the importance of landscape epidemiology in the assessment of global, regional, local and individual vulnerabilities to LF based on the environmental processes that underlie LF transmission. This project aims i) to identify the relevant environmental sources of spatial variation in LF risk, ii) to describe the potential applications of landscape epidemiological studies to characterise the geographical patterns of LF transmission, and iii) to provide evidence on the use of this approach as a support tool for the implementation of spatially targeted interventions.

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Possible Research Projects

Note for students: The possible research projects listed on this page may not be comprehensive or up to date. Always feel free to contact the staff for more information, and also with your own research ideas.

  • Lymphatic filariasis (LF) is a parasitic infection that was targeted for global elimination by the World Health Organization. Human infection results in chronic disease with serious medical, social and economic consequences for vulnerable populations. As LF elimination programs progress towards the end stages, one of the key challenges is the identification of geographic areas where there is low level transmission or resurgence. This systematic review will highlight the importance of landscape epidemiology in the assessment of global, regional, local and individual vulnerabilities to LF based on the environmental processes that underlie LF transmission. This project aims i) to identify the relevant environmental sources of spatial variation in LF risk, ii) to describe the potential applications of landscape epidemiological studies to characterise the geographical patterns of LF transmission, and iii) to provide evidence on the use of this approach as a support tool for the implementation of spatially targeted interventions.