Alemayehu Midekisa, PhD

SchoolUCSF Chancellor/EVC/FAS
DepartmentPrevention & Public Health
Address550 16th. Street
San Francisco CA 94158
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    South Dakota State UniversityPhD2014Geospatial Science and Engineering
    Addis Ababa UniversityMSc2006Remote Sensing and GIS
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    2014The International Geographic Honor Society (GTU) Delta Zeta Chapter
    2013Golden Key International Honour Society
    2012Best Poster Award at the 43rd Annual South Dakota State Geography Convention
    2011NASA Earth and Space Science Fellowship (NESSF)
    2011NASA-MSU Professional Enhancement Award
    2008Erasmus Mundus Scholarship
    2007First Cycle University Research Grant
    2006International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) Graduate Fellowship

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    Dr. Alemayehu Midekisa is a postdoctoral fellow in the Malaria Elimination Initiative (MEI) at the UCSF Global Health Group. He earned his MSc in Remote Sensing and GIS at Addis Ababa University in Ethiopia and his PhD in Geospatial Sciences and Engineering at South Dakota State University in USA. His doctoral research examined environmental risk factors of malaria in the highlands of East Africa using earth observation satellite data. Dr. Midekisa won a NASA Earth and Space Science Fellowship (NESSF) for his doctoral research. His broader research interests include the application of earth observation data to quantify environmental and climatic risk factors and develop predictive models for outbreaks of vector-borne diseases. Dr. Midekisa is currently working at UCSF Global Health Group to develop an automated malaria risk forecasting tool using Google cloud computing and near-real time satellite observations.

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    1. Sturrock HJ, Bennett AF, Midekisa A, Gosling RD, Gething PW, Greenhouse B, et al. Mapping Malaria Risk in Low Transmission Settings: Challenges and Opportunities. Trends Parasitol. 2016 May 26. PMID: 27238200.
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    2. Katrak S, Day N, Ssemmondo E, Kwarisiima D, Midekisa A, Greenhouse B, Kamya M, Havlir D, Dorsey G. Community-wide Prevalence of Malaria Parasitemia in HIV-Infected and Uninfected Populations in a High-Transmission Setting in Uganda. J Infect Dis. 2016 Jun 15; 213(12):1971-8. PMID: 26908725.
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    3. Midekisa A, Beyene B, Mihretie A, Bayabil E, Wimberly MC. Seasonal associations of climatic drivers and malaria in the highlands of Ethiopia. Parasit Vectors. 2015; 8:339. PMID: 26104276; PMCID: PMC4488986.
    4. Midekisa A, Senay GB, Wimberly MC. Multisensor earth observations to characterize wetlands and malaria epidemiology in Ethiopia. Water Resour Res. 2014 Nov; 50(11):8791-8806. PMID: 25653462.
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    5. Wimberly MC, Midekisa A, Semuniguse P, Teka H, Henebry GM, Chuang TW, Senay GB. Spatial synchrony of malaria outbreaks in a highland region of Ethiopia. Trop Med Int Health. 2012 Oct; 17(10):1192-201. PMID: 22863170; PMCID: PMC3830682.
    6. Midekisa A, Senay G, Henebry GM, Semuniguse P, Wimberly MC. Remote sensing-based time series models for malaria early warning in the highlands of Ethiopia. Malar J. 2012; 11:165. PMID: 22583705; PMCID: PMC3493314.
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