Dr Tiago Canelas

GIS Data Analyst

I graduated in Geography from the University of Barcelona, Spain in 2011. I got a MSc in International Health from the School of Medicine at the University of Barcelona and the Autonomous University of Barcelona in 2012. I conducted my research in spatiotemporal hotspots of malaria in Manhiça, Mozambique at the ISGobal research centre in Barcelona.

I did my PhD in Global Health and Sustainability at the School of Public Health at the University of São Paulo in Brazil, 2018, in collaboration with the Bloomberg School of Public Health at Johns Hopkins University, USA. I focused my work on the risk of malaria transmission in the Amazon forest using the Geographical Information Systems (GIS) as a core method of analysis. At Johns Hopkins I was the GIS coordinator of the Global Public Health Observatory, helping to set up the GIS for epidemiological applications.

I joined LSTM in May 2018 to work at the Partnership for Increasing the Impact of Vector Control (PIIVeC) as a post-doc and GIS data analyst. This project aims to reduce the burden of vector-borne disease through effective, locally appropriate, sustainable vector control by building evidence, capacity strengthening and knowledge translation. I support the PIIVeC cohort of 10 African fellows in their geographical research questions. I am also in charge of the PIIVeC GIS training within our partner countries, Malawi, Burkina Faso and Cameroon. Currently, I am supporting several institutions in Burkina Faso to understand the epidemiological profile of Dengue transmission.

I am also interested in raising awareness of the use of the geographical methods in Tropical Medicine and create a GIS team at LSTM.