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Dr Jane MessinaSenior Postdoctoral Epidemiologist

Janey is a Senior Postdoctoral Epidemiologist whose interests lie primarily in the spatial epidemiology of infectious diseases and the application of Geographical Information Systems (GIS) and statistical analysis to public health questions. Janey completed her undergraduate and graduate degrees in Geography, receiving her PhD from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2011 where she studied the geography and epidemiology of HIV, malaria, and anaemia in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

In Oxford with the Spatial Epidemiology and Ecology Group since 2012, Janey coordinates the group's contribution to the International Research Consortium on Dengue Risk Assessment, Management and Surveillance (IDAMS). She specifically focusses her research on global patterns and drivers of dengue virus transmission, as well as potential changes in the landscape and epidemiology of the disease resulting from factors such as urbanisation, climate change and economic shifts. In addition to this primary research, Janey has led or contributed to research projects relating to the geography of several other diseases, including Leishmaniasis, Plasmodium vivax malaria, Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever, and Hepatitis C virus.

Selected Publications

Messina, J.P., Kraemer, M.U.G., Brady, O.J., Pigott, D.M., Shearer, F., Weiss, D.J., Golding, N., Ruktanonchai, C.W., Gething, P.W., Cohn, E., Brownstein, J.S., Khan, K., Tatem, A.J., Jaenisch, T., Murray, C.J.L., Marinho, F., Scott, T.W. and Hay, S.I. (2016). Mapping global environmental suitability for Zika virus. eLife, : 10.7554/eLife.15272 DOI

Faria, N.R., Azevedo,, Kraemer, M.U.G., Souza, R., Cunha, M.S., Hill, S.C., Thézé, J., Bonsall, M.B., Bowden, T.A., Rissanen, I., Rocco, I.M., Nogueira, J.S., Maeda, A.Y., Vasami, F.G., Macedo, F.L., Suzuki, A., Rodrigues, S.G., Cruz, A.C.R., Nunes, B.T., Medeiros, D.B., Rodrigues, D.S.G., Nunes Queiroz, A.L., Pinto da Silva, E.V., Henriques, D.F., Travassos da Rosa, E.S., de Oliveira, C.S., Martins, L.C., Vasconcelos, H.B., Casseb, L.M.N., Simith, D.B., Messina, J.P., Abade, L., Lourenço, J., Alcantara, L.C., Lima, M.M., Giovanetti, M., Hay, S.I., de Oliveira, R.S., Lemos, P.D., Oliveira, L.F., de Lima, C.P., da Silva, S.P., Vasconcelos, J.M., Franco, L., Cardoso, J.F., Vianez-Júnior, J.L., Mir, D., Bello, G., Delatorre, E., Khan, K., Creatore, M., Coelho, G.E., de Oliveira, W.K., Tesh, R., Pybus, O.G., Nunes, M.R.T. and Vasconcelos, P.F.C. (2016). Zika virus in the Americas: early epidemiological and genetic findings. Science, 352 (6283) : 345-349 DOI

Limmathurotsakul, D., Golding, N., Dance, D.A.B., Messina, J.P., Pigott, D.M., Moyes, C.L., Rolim, D.B., Bertherat, E., Day, N.P.J., Peacock, S.J. and Hay, S.I. (2016). Predicted global distribution of Burkholderia pseudomallei and burden of melioidosis. Nature Microbiology, 1 : 15008 DOI

Messina, J.P., Pigott, D.M., Golding, N., Duda, K.A., Brownstein, J.S., Weiss, D.J., Gibson, H., Robinson, T.P., Gilbert, M., Wint, G.R.W., Nuttall, P.A., Gething, P.W., Myers, M.F., George, D.B. and Hay, S.I. (2015). The global distribution of Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever. Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, 109 (8) : 503-513 DOI

Kraemer, M.U.G., Sinka, M.E., Duda, K.A., Mylne, A., Shearer, F.M., Brady, O.J., Messina, J.P., Barker, C.M., Moore, C.G., Carvalho, R.G., Coelho, G.E., Van Bortel, W., Hendrickx, G., Schaffner, F., Wint, G.R.W., Elyazar, I.R.F., Teng, H.-J., and Hay, S.I. (2015). The global compendium of Aedes aegypti and Ae. albopictus occurrence. Scientific Data, 2 : 150035 DOI

Kraemer, M.U.G., Sinka, M.E., Duda, K.A., Mylne, A., Shearer, F.M., Barker, C.M., Moore, C.G., Carvalho, R.G., Coelho, G.E., van Boertel, W., Hendrickx, G., Schaffner, F., Elyazar, I.R.F., Teng, H.-J., Brady, O.J., Messina, J.P., Pigott, D.M., Scott, T.W., Smith, D.L., Wint, G.R.W., Golding, N. and Hay, S.I. (2015). The global distribution of the arbovirus vectors Aedes aegypti and Ae. albopictus. eLife, 4 : e08347 DOI

Mylne, A.Q.N., Pigott, D.M., Longbottom, J., Shearer, F., Duda, K.A., Messina, J.P., Weiss, D.J., Moyes, C.L., Golding, N. and Hay S.I. (2015). Mapping the zoonotic niche of Lassa fever in Africa Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, 109 (8) : 483-492 DOI

Messina, J.P., Pigott, D.M., Duda, K.A., Brownstein, J.S., Myers, M.F., George, D.B. and Hay, S.I. (2015). A global compendium of human Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever virus occurrence. Scientific Data, 2 : 150016 DOI

Messina, J.P., Brady, O.J., Pigott, D.M., Golding, N., Smith, D.L. and Hay, S.I. (2015). The many projected futures of dengue. Nature Reviews Microbiology, 13 (4) : 230-239 DOI

Jänisch, T., Junghanss, T., Wills, B., Brady, O.J., Eckerle, I., Farlow, A., Hay, S.I., McCall, P.J, Messina, J.P., Ofula, V., Sall, A.A., Sakuntabhai, A., Velayudhan, R., Wint, G.R., Zeller, H., Margolis, H.S., Sankoh, O. &Dengue in Africa Study Group (2014). Dengue expansion in Africa - not recognized or not happening? Emerging Infectious Diseases, : 10.3201/eid2010.140487 DOI


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