Faculty Profile

Mark L. Wilson, Sc.D.

Mark L. Wilson, Sc.D.

  • Professor Emeritus of Epidemiology

  • Professor Emeritus of Global Public Health
  • Professor Emeritus of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
  • M5418 SPH II
  • 1415 Washington Heights
  • Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109-2029

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

  • Sc.D., , Harvard University, 1985
  • Sc.M., , Harvard University, 1980
  • B.A., , 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.