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
EPID555: Globalization and Health
EPID703: Topics in Infectious Diseases
EPID822: Malaria and other important vector-borne diseases
EPID888: Nutrition and Infectious Disease
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.
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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, 12: 207, 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, 89(4), 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, 32(2), 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, 121 (3), 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, 11(18), 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, 6(7), E1723.
Chuang T .W., Knepper R.G., Stanuszek W.W., Walker E.D., Wilson M.L. (2011). Temporal and spatial patterns of West Nile virus transmission in Saginaw County, Michigan, 2003-2006. J. Medical Entomology, 48(5), 1047-1056.
Cohen J.M., Ernst K.C., Lindblade K.A., Vulule J.M., John C.C., Wilson M.L. (2010). Local topographic indices predict household malaria risk better than land-use and land-cover in the western Kenyan highlands Malaria Journal, 9, 328.
Sievert D.M., Wilson M.L., Wilkins M.J., Gillespie B.W., Boulton M.L. (2010). Public health surveillance for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus: Evaluation of methods to classify healthcare- and community-associated infections Am. J. Public Health, 100, 1777-1783.
Siri J.G., Wilson M.L., Murray S., Rosen D., Vulule J.M., Slutsker L., Lindblade K.A. (2010). Significance of travel to rural areas as a risk factor for malarial anemia in an urban setting Am. J. Trop. Med. Hyg., 82(3), 391-397.