Dr. Timothy Lucas

Postdoctoral Researcher Team: Global Malaria Epidemiology

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Tim is a postdoctoral research scientist using geospatial statistics to study malaria epidemiology. His focus is on the disaggregation of administrative level malaria case data to pixel level estimates of disease risk. This methodology is of particular importance in areas of low malaria prevalence where typical parasite surveys are uninformative.

Tim completed a PhD at University College London where he studied bat viruses and the processes that govern the species richness of pathogens in bats. These studies involved large epidemiological simulations, phylogenetic analyses and the development of new ecological methods for the estimation of bat population densities. He also continues to contribute to Zoon, an R package for species distribution modelling.


Selected Biography

URLDOIWeiss DJ., Lucas TCD., Nguyen M., Nandi AK., Bisanzio D., Battle KE., Cameron E., Twohig, KA., Pfeffer, DA., Rozier JA., Gibson HS., Rao PC., Casey D., Bertozzi-Villa A., Collins EL., Dalrymple U., Gray N., Harris JR., Howes RE., Kang SY., Keddie SH., May D., Rumisha S., Thorn MP., Barber R., Fullman N., Huynh CK., Kulikoff X., Kutz MJ., Lopez AD., Mokdad AH., Naghavi N., Nguyen G., Shackelford KA., Vos T., Wang H., Smith DL., Lim SS., Murray CJL., Bhatt S., Hay SI., Gething PW.,

Mapping the global prevalence, incidence, and mortality of Plasmodium falciparum, 2000–17: a spatial and temporal modelling study

Lancet. June 2019
URLDOIBattle KE., Lucas TCD., Nguyen M., Howes RE., Nandi A., Twohig, KA., Pfeffer, DA., Cameron E., Rao PC., Casey D., Gibson HS., Rozier JA., Dalrymple U., Keddie SH., Collins EL., Harris JR., Guerra CA., Thorn MP., Bisanzio D., Fullman N., Huynh CK., Kulikoff X., Kutz MJ., Lopez AD., Mokdad AH., Naghavi N., Nguyen G., Shackelford KA., Vos T., Wang H., Lim SS., Murray CJL., Price RN., Baird JK., Smith DL., Bhatt S., Weiss DJ., Hay SI., Gething PW.,

Mapping the global endemicity and clinical burden of Plasmodium vivax, 2000–17: a spatial and temporal modelling study

The Lancet. June 2019