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Professor Richard J Maude

Professor Richard J Maude

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Malaria epidemiology focuses on two main challenges to malaria elimination: antimalarial drug resistance and the movement of people that are spreading the malaria parasite. Travel surveys and cellphone records, combined with population parasite genetics help predict the spread of malaria and of drug resistance. Close coordination with all groups and agencies involved is crucial to malaria surveillance and elimination strategies.

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Richard Maude


Associate Professor at Centre for Tropical Medicine and Global Health

  • Head of Epidemiology Department, MORU, Bangkok, Thailand
  • Honorary Consultant Physician, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford, UK
  • Visiting Scientist, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, USA
  • Visiting Professor, The Open University, Milton Keynes, UK

Epidemiology of human disease in the tropics

MORU Epidemiology

Professor Maude is Head of the Epidemiology Department at Mahidol-Oxford Tropical Medicine Research Unit, Bangkok, Thailand and Associate Professor in Tropical Medicine at the University of OxfordHonorary Consultant Physician at the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford and a Visiting Scientist at Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health, Harvard University, Boston, USA. He has worked at Mahidol-Oxford Tropical Medicine Research Unit since 2007.

His research combines clinical studies, descriptive epidemiology and mathematical modelling of human diseases in South and Southeast Asia. His areas of interest include spatiotemporal epidemiology, GIS mapping, disease surveillance, health policy, pathogen genetics and population movement with a focus on malaria, dengue, novel pathogens including COVID-19 and environmental health.

He is a founding member of ThaiGISNet and GroupMappers, a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and Royal College of Physicians in the UK, MORU representative for the Asia-Pacific Malaria Elimination Network, board member of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Malaria Modelling Consortium and member of the COVID-19 Mobility Data Network.

Professor Maude runs training courses for government disease control programmes and academics and is the University of Oxford Postgraduate Coordinator at MORU.

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