AID researchers are drawn from infectious disease experts from across QIMR and UQ who apply leading technologies to identify, understand and prevent infectious disease.
Dr Ricardo J Soares Magalhaes
Dr Ricardo Soares Magalhaes is a Senior Lecturer in Population Health and Biosecurity at the School of Veterinary Science and Affiliate Senior Lecturer at the UQ Children’s Health Research Centre.
He is the Head of the UQ SpatialEpiLab (www.spatialepilab.com) a "One Health" medical geography research group at the University of Queensland, Australia.
Dr Soares Magalhaes is an infectious disease epidemiologist with qualifications in both human (PhD) and veterinary public health (DVM MSc DiplECVPH).
His research program focuses on two main research domains:
1) Development and application of spatial epidemiological methods for infectious diseases of animals and humans and
2) Understanding and quantifying the mechanisms of helminth associated morbidity.
His research group uses spatial risk assessment tools and social network analysis to investigate the epidemiology of Q-fever, Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza, Japanese encephalitis and rabies to assist national control programmes to optimize the distribution of disease control strategies.
More recently research at the SpatialEpiLab has focussed on the mapping of malaria and neglected tropical diseases and associated morbidity such as malnutrition, anaemia and childhood development indicators. Infections of focus are as schistosomiasis and soil-transmitted helminthiasis.