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Colorado: Senior Investigator’s Research on Malaria

Dr. Kathryn Colborn, senior investigator with the Colorado School of Public Health’s Center for Global Health is pursuing an innovating global health and development research project regarding the development of an automated early warning system for malaria transmission using machine learning.

Using data from Mozambique, Dr. Colborn’s research seeks to show how statistical models and online tools can modify the way people are surveying, predicting and responding to areas of high malaria transmission. It focuses on innovations in malaria elimination analytics, specifically the training of algorithms using supervised learning, an advanced computing task, on demographic health surveys and satellite data.

“Ideally, the malaria analytics tools we develop would be used by Mozambique’s Ministry of Health to predict future monthly case rates and to help in their prevention planning,” Dr. Colborn said.​

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