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
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
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.
- Shenton LM, Jones AD, Wilson ML. Factors associated with anemia status among children aged 6 - 59 months in Ghana, 2003 – 2014. Maternal Child Health J. 2020. PMCID: PMC7078144.
- Noppert GA, Clarke P, Hicken MT, Wilson ML. Understanding the intersection of race and place: The case of tuberculosis in Michigan. BMC Public Health. 2019; 19:1669. PMCID: PMC6907243.
- Christian AK, Wilson ML, Aryeetey RNO, Jones AD. Livestock ownership, household food security and childhood anaemia in rural Ghana. PLoS One. 2019; 14(7): e0219310. PMCID: PMC6655609.
- Noppert GA, Yang Z, Clarke P, Davidson PD, Ye W, Wilson ML. Contextualizing tuberculosis risk in time and space: Comparing time-restricted genotypic case clusters and geospatial clusters to evaluate the relative contribution of recent transmission to incidence of TB using nine years of case data from Michigan, USA. Ann. Epidemiol. 2019; 40:21-27. PMCID: PMC6996495.
- Lambrecht NJ, Wilson ML, Jones AD. Assessing the impact of animal husbandry and capture on anemia among women and children in low- and middle-income countries: A systematic review. Adv. Nutrition. 2019; 10: 331–344; PMCID: PMC6416043.
- Coalson JE, Cohee LM, Walldorf JA, Buchwald AG, Nyambalo A, Kubale J, Seydel K, Mathanga D, Taylor TE, Wilson ML, Laufer MK. Challenges in treatment for fever among school-age children and adults in Malawi. Am. J. Trop. Med. Hyg. 2019; 100(2): 287–295. PMCID: PMC6367621
- Buchwald AG, Sorkin JD, Sixpence A, Chimenya M, Damson M, Wilson ML, Seydel K, Hochman S, Mathanga D, Taylor TE, Laufer MK. Association between age and Plasmodium falciparum infection dynamics. Am. J. Epidemiol. 2018; 188(1): 169-176. PMCID: PMC6321803.
- Nyantakyi-Frimpong H, Colecraft EK; Baffour Awuah R, Adjorlolo LK; Wilson ML, Jones AD. Leveraging smallholder livestock production to reduce anemia: A qualitative study of three agroecological zones in Ghana. Soc. Sci. Med. 2018; 212: 191-202. PMCID: PMC6085513.
- Vandermeer J, Aga A, Allgeier JE, Badgley C, Baucom R, Blesh J, Shapiro LF, Jones AD, Hoey L, Jain M, Perfecto I, Wilson ML. Feeding Prometheus: An interdisciplinary approach for solving the global food crisis. Front. Sustain. Food Syst. 2018; 2(39). DOI: 10.3389/fsufs.2018.00039.
- Buchwald AG, Sixpence A, Chimenya M, Damson M, Sorkin JD, Wilson ML, Seydel K, Hochman S, Mathanga DP, Taylor TE, Laufer MK. Clinical implications of asymptomatic Plasmodium falciparum infections in Malawi. Clinical Infect. Dis. 2018; DOI: 10.1093/cid/ciy427. PMCID: PMC6293006.
- Dear NF, Kadangwe C, Mzilahowa T, Bauleni A, Mathanga DP, Duster C, Walker ED, Wilson ML. Household-level and surrounding peri-domestic environmental characteristics associated with malaria vectors Anopheles arabiensis and Anopheles funestus along an urban-rural continuum in Blantyre, Malawi. Malaria J. 2018; DOI: 10.1186/s12936-018-2375-5. PMCID: PMC5994107.
- Coalson JE, Cohee LM, Buchwald AG, Nyambalo A, Kubale J, Seydel K, Mathanga D, Taylor TE, Laufer MK, Wilson ML. Simulation models predict that school-age children are responsible for most human-to-mosquito P. falciparum transmission in southern Malawi. Malaria J. 2018; 17:147. PMCID: PMC5883608.
- Ma W, Soliman AS, Anwar WA, Hablas A, El-Din TB, Ramadan M, Seifeldin IA, Wilson ML. Forecasted impacts of a sofosbuvir-based national hepatitis C treatment programme on Egypt's hepatocellular cancer epidemic: simulation of alternatives. BMJ Global Health. 2018; 3:e000572. PMCID: PMC5914708
- Jones AD, Colecraft EK, Awuah RB, Boatemaa S, Lambrecht NJ, Adjorlolo LK, Wilson ML. Livestock ownership is associated with increased odds of anemia among preschool-aged children, but not women of reproductive age in Ghana. Maternal Child Nutr. 2018; e12604. PMCID: PMC6055803
- 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.
- 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
- 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., 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.