Mark L. 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.
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.
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, 17771783.
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.
Ernst K.C., Lindblade K.A., Koech D., Kowuor D.O., John C.C., Wilson M.L. (2009). Environmental, sociodemographic and behavioral determinants of malaria risk in the western Kenyan highlands: a case control study. Tropical Medicine and International Health, 14(10), 1258-1265.
Chaves, L.F., Cohen, J.M., Pascual, M., Wilson, M.L. (2008). Social exclusion modifies climate and deforestation impacts on a vector-borne disease. PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases, 2(2):e176. doi:10.1371/journal.pntd.0000176
Siri, J.G., Lindblade, K.A., Rosen, D.H., Onyango, B., Vulule, J.M., Slutsker, L., Wilson, M.L. (2008). A census-weighted, spatially-stratified household sampling strategy for urban malaria epidemiology. Malaria Journal, 7:39 doi:10.1186/1475-2875-7-39
Chaves, L.F., Kaneko, A., Taleo, G., Pascual, M., Wilson, M.L. (2008). Malaria transmission pattern resilience to climatic variability is mediated by insecticide-treated nets Malaria Journal, 7:100 doi:10.1186/1475-2875-7-100