Faculty Profile

Mark Wilson

Mark L. Wilson, ScD

  • Professor Emeritus, Epidemiology
  • Professor Emeritus, Global Public Health
  • Professor Emeritus, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

    2004 Professor of Epidemiology and of Ecology and Evol Biology, University of Michigan
    2002 - 2007: Director, Global Health Program, University of Michigan
    1997 - 2004: Associate Professor of Epidemiology and of Ecol and Evol Biology, Univ of Michigan
    1991 - 1996: Assistant to Associate Professor, Dept of Epid and Pub Health, Yale University
    1987 - 1990: Research Scientist, Dept of Medical Entomology, Institut Pasteur, Dakar, Senegal

    • ScD, Harvard University, 1985
    • ScM, Harvard University, 1980
    • BA, Hiram College, 1972

    Dr. Wilson is an ecologist and epidemiologist with broad research interests in infectious diseases, including the analysis of transmission dynamics, the evolution of vector-host-parasite systems, and the determinants of human risk. Most projects address environmental and social variation in time and space as it impacts on vector and reservoir populations and pathogen transmission patterns. Recent efforts have been directed at various "emerging" diseases including malaria and schistosomiasis in Africa, leishmaniasis in the Middle East, and dengue fever in South America. In addition to standard field, lab, and statistical techniques, he has been using satellite image data and GIS to undertaken spatial analyses of environmental change and the ecology of risk. Spatial analytic tools are also being applied to non-infectious disease processes.

    Areas of Expertise: Infectious Disease