Adriana Tami First Malaria World Congress 2018

Adriana Tami

Adriana Tami is an Assistant Professor in Clinical Epidemiology of Infectious and Tropical Diseases at the Department of Medical Microbiology, University Medical Centre Groningen (UMCG), Groningen, The Netherlands and associate Professor at the Faculty of Health Sciences, Universidad de Carabobo (UC), Valencia, Venezuela. She trained as medical doctor at the UC and later obtained her MSc, the Diploma in Tropical Medicine & Hygiene, and PhD at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK. She has worked on malaria epidemiology, molecular diversity and drug resistance in the Venezuelan Amazon, The Gambia and Tanzania. She currently also focuses on arboviral diseases of importance. Adriana Tami heads the Epidemiology of Tropical and Infectious Diseases group (EPITROP) at UMCG. The focus of EPITROP is broad and encompasses clinical and field epidemiology, molecular epidemiology, temporo-spatial analysis of disease spread, qualitative studies and public health of infectious diseases in the tropics and sub-tropics. The aim is to identify ways to better target surveillance and control measures and improve preparedness against epidemics of important diseases such as malaria, dengue, chikungunya and Zika. Her group has long-standing experience in running cohort and case-control studies at large scale in different countries such as Venezuela, Suriname and Curacao. Currently, three PhD students are analyzing and publishing data derived from a large cohort and health centre-based case-control study of dengue in Venezuela and a study in Curacao on chikungunya. EPITROP participates in two EU funded Consortia projects: a) the IDAMS study (Clinical evaluation of dengue and identification of risk factors for severe disease: a multicentre study in 8 countries) and b) ZIKAlliance (A Global Alliance for Zika Virus Control and Prevention).

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