Dr. Manisha Kulkarni* PhD BSc

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Dr. Manisha Kulkarni* PhD BSc
Associate Professor

Room: 600 Peter Morand, Room 217B
Office: 613-562-5800 ext. 8713
Work E-mail: manisha.kulkarni@uottawa.ca

Dr. Manisha Kulkarni

Biography

Dr. Kulkarni is an Associate Professor in the School of Epidemiology and Public Health at the University of Ottawa. She holds a PhD in Medical Entomology (2006) and a BSc in Environmental Biology (2001) from McGill University, and has worked extensively on malaria biology, epidemiology and control in sub-Saharan Africa. Prior to joining the University of Ottawa, Dr. Kulkarni held positions as an Epidemiologist in the Centre for Food-borne, Environmental and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases at the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC), and Health Specialist at the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA).

Dr. Kulkarni’s research program investigates the socio-ecological determinants of infectious disease emergence and risk in global settings, with a focus on malaria and other vector-borne and zoonotic diseases, and maternal and child health. Her current research applies population survey methods, entomological field sampling, molecular analyses and GIS to examine seasonal and spatial patterns of disease transmission and identify populations at risk. Dr. Kulkarni is also interested in evaluating and optimizing vector control interventions to improve the effectiveness of disease prevention efforts, and capacity building in resource poor settings. She holds an Early Researcher Award from the Ontario Ministry of Research and Innovation in addition to research grants from the Canadian Institutes for Health Research (CIHR), International Development Research Centre (IDRC), Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC), and Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC).

Fields of Interest

  • Infectious Diseases
  • Global Health
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