Mark L. Wilson, Sc.D.
2004 - pres.: Professor of Epidemiology & of Ecology and Evol Biology, University
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
- EPID506: health of nations: introduction to international health
- EPID555: Globalization and Health Syllabus (PDF)
- EPID605: Infectious Disease Epidemiology Syllabus (PDF)
- EPID822: Malaria and other important vector-borne diseases Syllabus (PDF)
- EPID888: Nutrition and Infectious Disease Syllabus (PDF)
- Sc.D., , Harvard University, 1985
- Sc.M., , Harvard University, 1980
- B.A., , Hiram College, 1972
Research Interests & Projects
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.
- Noppert GA, Kubale JT, Wilson ML. Analyses of infectious disease patterns and drivers largely lack insights from social epidemiology: contemporary patterns and future opportunities. J. Epidemiol. Community Health. 2016 Oct 31. DOI: 10.1136/jech-2016-207967. PMID: 27799618
- Coalson JE, Walldorf, JA, Cohee, LM, Ismail MD, Mathanga D, Marti M, Cordy RJ, Taylor TE, Seydel KS, Laufer MK, Wilson ML. High prevalence of Plasmodium falciparum gametocyte infections in school-age children using molecular detection: patterns and predictors of risk from a cross-sectional study in southern Malawi. Malaria J. 2016 15(1):527. DOI: 10.1186/s12936-016-1587-9. PMCID: PMC5096312.
- Knapp JK, Wilson ML, Murray S, Boulton MJ. The impact of healthcare visit timing on reported pertussis cough duration: Selection bias and disease pattern from reported cases in Michigan, USA, 2000-2010. BMC Infectious Disease. 2016. 16:522. DOI: 10.1186/s12879-016-1852-0. PMCID: PMC5041436.
- Mathanga DP, Kapito Tembo A, Mzilahowa T, Bauleni A, Mtimaukenena K, Taylor TE, Valim C, Walker ED, Wilson ML. Patterns and determinants of malaria risk in urban and peri‑urban areas of Blantyre, Malawi. Malaria J. 2016; 15:590. DOI: 10.1186/s12936-016-1623-9. PMCID: PMC5146950
- Noppert GA, Wilson ML, Clarke P, Ye W, Davidson D, Yang Z. Race and nativity are major determinants of tuberculosis in the U.S.: Evidence of health disparities in tuberculosis incidence in Michigan, 2004-2012. BMC Public Health. 2017; 17:538. DOI 10.1186/s12889-017-4461-y. PMCID: PMC5457589
- Noppert GA, Yang Z, Clarke P, Ye W, Davidson PD, Wilson ML. Individual- and neighborhood-level contextual factors are associated with Mycobacterium tuberculosis transmission: Genotypic clustering of cases in Michigan, 2004-2012. Ann. Epidemiol. 2017; 27: 371-376. DOI: 10.1016/j.annepidem.2017.05.009. PMID: 28571914
- Thomas, M., Lemaitre, M., Wilson, M.L., Viboud, C., Yordanov, Y., Wackernagel, H., Carrat, F. Applications of Extreme Value Theory in Public Health. PLoS One. 2016; 11(7): e0159312. PMCID: PMC4946775.
- Wilson, M.L., Renne, E., Roncoli, C., Agyei-Baffour, P., Tenkorang, E.Y. Integrated Assessment of Artisanal and Small-Scale Gold Mining in Ghana - Part 3: Social Sciences and Economics. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health. 2015, 12(7), 8133-8156. PMID: 26184277.
- Jones, A.D., Shapiro, L.F., Wilson, M.L. Assessing the potential and limitations of leveraging food sovereignty to improve human health. Frontiers Public Health. 2015; 3:263. doi: 10.3389/fpubh.2015.00263. PMCID: PMC4655424.
- Wilson, M.L., Krogstad, D.J., Arinaitwe, E., Arevalo-Herrera, M., Chery, Ferreira, M.U., Ndiaye, D., Mathanga, D.P., Eapen, A. Urban Malaria: Understanding its Epidemiology, Ecology and Transmission Across Seven Diverse ICEMR Network Sites. Am. J. Trop. Med. Hyg. 2015; 93(3 Suppl), 110-23. PMCID: PMC4574269.
- Larson, P.S., Minakawa, N., Dida, G.O., Njenga, S.M., Ionides, E.L., Wilson, M.L. Insecticide treated net use before and after mass distribution in a fishing community along Lake Victoria, Kenya: Successes and unavoidable pitfalls. Malaria J. 2014; 13(1):466. doi:10.1186/1475-2875-13-466. PMID: 25431086.
- Townes, L.R., Mwandama, D., Mathanga, D.P., Wilson, M.L. (2013). Fine-scale geographic heterogeneity of dry-season malaria prevalence associated with environmental risk factors: a case-control study of children in rural Malawi Malaria Journal 1-13.
- Schafrick N.H., Milbrath N.O., Berrocal V.J., Wilson M.L., Eisenberg J.N.S. (2013). Spatial clustering of Aedes aegypti related to breeding container characteristics in coastal Ecuador: Implications for dengue control American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene 758-765.
- McCormick D.W., Wilson M.L., Mankhambo, L., Phiri A., Chimelezeni Y., Kawaza K., Carroll E., Molyneux E.M. (2013). Risk factors for death and severe sequelae in Malawian children with bacterial meningitis, 1997-2010 Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal E54-E62.
- Wilson M.L., Walker E.D., Mzilahowa T., Mathanga D.P., Taylor T.E. (2012). Malaria elimination in Malawi: Research needs in highly endemic, poverty-stricken contexts Acta Tropica 218-226.
- Larson P.S., Mathanga D.P., Campbell Jr. C.H., Wilson M.L. (2012). Distance to health services determines insecticide treated net possession and use among 6-59 month old children in Malawi Malaria Journal doi:10.1186/1475-2875-11-18.
- Florey L.S., King C.H., Van Dyke M.K., Muchiri E.M., Mungai P.L., Zimmerman P.A., Wilson M.L. (2012). Partnering Parasites: Evidence of synergism between heavy Schistosoma haematobium and Plasmodium species infections in Kenyan children PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases E1723.