Daniel Weiss

Director of Global Malaria Epidemiology Team: Global Malaria Epidemiology


Dan Weiss leads the production of global malaria burden estimates and maps as part of a collaboration with the Institute of Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME). The results of this work serve as key MAP deliverables for the Global Burden of Disease as well as the World Malaria Report, produced by the World Health Organization.

Dan’s other research endeavors focus on developing and improving environmental covariates associated with infectious disease prevalence and transmission. These covariates, typically modeled using remotely sensed imagery, consist of metrics that characterize vector habitat (temperature, moisture, vegetation vigor, etc.) as well as factors associated with human wellbeing (accessibility to cities, accessibility to healthcare, poverty, etc.).

Selected Biography

URLDOIWeiss DJ., Nelson A., Gibson HS., Temperley WH., Peedell S., Lieber A., Hancher M., Poyart E., Belchior S., Fullman N., Mappin B., Dalrymple U., Rozier J., Lucas TCD., Howes RE., Tusting LS., Kang SY., Cameron E., Bisanzio D., Battle KE., Bhatt S., Gething PW.,

A global map of travel time to cities to assess inequalities in accessibility in 2015

Nature. January 2018 553 333–336.
URLDOIGething PW., Casey DC., Weiss DJ., Bisanzio D., Bhatt S., Cameron E., Battle KE., Dalrymple U., Rozier J., Rao PC., et al,

Mapping Plasmodium falciparum mortality in Africa between 1990 and 2015

New England Journal of Medicine. December 2016 375 2435-2445.
URLDOIBattle KE., Bisanzio D., Gibson HS., Bhatt S., Cameron E., Weiss DJ., Mappin B., Dalrymple U., Howes RE., Hay SI., et al,

Treatment-seeking rates in malaria endemic countries

Malaria Journal. January 2016 15 20.
URLDOIMappin B., Cameron E., Dalrymple U., Weiss DJ., Bisanzio D., Bhatt S., Gething PW.,

Standardizing Plasmodium falciparum infection prevalence measured via microscopy versus rapid diagnostic test

Malaria Journal. November 2015 14 460.
URLDOIBhatt S., Weiss DJ., Cameron E., Bisanzio D., Mappin B., Dalrymple U., Battle K., Moyes CL., Henry A., Eckhoff PA., Wenger EA., Briët O., Penny MA., Smith TA., Bennett A., Yukich J., Eisele TP., Griffin JT., Fergus CA., Lynch M., Lindgren F., Cohen JM., Murray CLJ., Smith DL., Hay SI., Cibulskis RE., Gething PW.,

The effect of malaria control on Plasmodium falciparum in africa between 2000 and 2015

Nature. October 2015 526(7572): 207-211.
URLDOIMylne AQN., Pigott DM., Longbottom J., Shearer F., Duda KA., Messina JP., Weiss DJ., Moyes CL., Golding N., Hay SI.,

Mapping the zoonotic niche of lassa fever in Africa

Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. August 2015 109(8): 483-492.
URLDOIWeiss DJ., Mappin B., Dalrymple U., Bhatt S., Cameron E., Hay SI., Gething PW.,

Re-examining environmental correlates of Plasmodium falciparum malaria endemicity: a data-intensive variable selection approach

Malaria Journal. February 2015 14 68.
URLDOIBhatt S., Weiss DJ., Mappin B., Dalrymple U., Cameron E., Bisanzio D., Smith DL., Moyes CL., Tatem AJ., Lynch M., et al,

Coverage and system efficiencies of insecticide-treated nets in africa from 2000 to 2017

eLife. 2015 4
DOIWeiss DJ., Atkinson PM., Bhatt S., Mappin B., Hay SI., Gething PW.,

An effective approach for gap-filling continental scale remotely sensed time-series

ISPRS journal of photogrammetry and remote sensing: official publication of the International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ISPRS). December 2014 98 106-118.
URLDOIWeiss DJ., Bhatt S., Mappin B., Van Boeckel TP., Smith DL., Hay SI., Gething PW.,

Air temperature suitability for Plasmodium falciparum malaria transmission in africa 2000-2012: a high-resolution spatiotemporal prediction

Malaria Journal. May 2014 13 171.
URLDOIMappin B., Dalrymple U., Cameron E., Bhatt S., Weiss DJ., Gething PW.,

Comparing community P. falciparum infection prevalence measured via microscopy versus rapid diagnostic test

Malaria Journal. 2014 13(1): 1-1.
URLDOIPigott DM., Golding N., Mylne A., Huang Z., Henry AJ., Weiss DJ., Brady OJ., Kraemer MU., Smith DL., Moyes CL., et al, Mapping the zoonotic niche of Ebola virus disease in Africa. eLife. 2014 3