Katharina Kreppel

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Article: Window screens can suppress malaria

(Dar es Salaam & Liverpool) Protecting houses against mosquitoes with netting window screens can suppress malaria, IHI scientists have confirmed. In an article published today in Lancet Planetary Health, a …

IHI scientists in Dodoma for Water Week

(Dodoma) TWO IHI scientists, Alfred Boniphace and Dr. Beda Levira, represented the Institute in this year’s Water Week commemorations which was held at the national level in Dodoma during the …

Recent Projects

Calcium supplementation on pregnant women

Project summary This is a trial-based study funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. It intends to generate evidence for decision-making on the potential non-inferiority of a lower dose …

Sustainable, Healthy, Learning Cities and Neighbourhoods

The Sustainable, Healthy, Learning Cities and Neighbourhoods is an exciting project in which IHI works with a consortium of partners from Asia and Africa to 1) develop capacity for improved …

Katharina Kreppel

Research Scientist

Dr. Katharina Kreppel is a Tanzania-based vector ecologist at the Ifakara Health Institute (IHI). She received her PhD in 2012 from the University of Liverpool, UK. She has 5 years’ experience of field-based research on malaria vector ecology in collaboration with IHI while affiliated with the University of Glasgow, UK. This was preceded by 4 years’ field-based research on the effects of climate on plague in Madagascar in collaboration with the Institute Pasteur de Madagascar. In Tanzania at IHI she is currently leading a project investigating behavioural shifts of malaria vectors due to environmental determinants and their relevance to disease transmission. Additionally, Dr. Kreppel is Co-Investigator of a project looking into the effects of El Niño on malaria mosquito dynamics and the disease. She is also joint leader of the Neglected Tropical Infectious Diseases and Zoonoses, under the Enviromental Health and Ecological Sciences Department.  At IHI she frequently gives short courses in statistical methods using the R language, and assists as facilitator at grant writing, statistical analysis and presentation workshops. Dr. Kreppel has published a total of 15 papers in internationally peer- reviewed journals and to date gave 10 oral presentations at renowned international conferences. Her research interest lie in understanding the ecology and behavior of tropical disease vectors and relate these to the epidemiology of diseases. She is thus particularly interested in the effects of a changing climate on vector borne diseases and zoonoses to further the development of adaptive strategies.

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Are malaria mosquitoes starting to actively avoid insecticide treated bed nets?

Effects of El Nino events on malaria risk in the Kilombero river Valley, Tanzania

Movement rates of African malaria vectors and the impact of mosquito control interventions upon them

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