Dr Ulrike Fillinger
Dr Ulrike Fillinger was awarded a doctorate in natural sciences from the University of Heidelberg, Germany, in 1998, whilst working as Entomologist for the German Mosquito Control Association. She joined icipe in 2000. Ulrike is a passionate disease ecologist who strives to understand the ecological causes of disease patterns and the ecological consequences of infectious diseases. She enjoys working trans-disciplinary and has strong collaborations with ecologists, geographers, epidemiologists, parasitologists, medical practitioners, veterinarians, microbiologists, social scientists, health economists and civil engineers. Her current research portfolio includes projects on:
- integrated vector management for malaria control,
- the development of novel behaviour-modulating mosquito control tools,
- community-based One Health approaches for the combined prevention of arthropod-borne human and animal diseases,
- the impact of land use changes on malaria epidemiology in different transmission settings,
- the association between housing and health,
- the impact of freshwater pollution on schistosomiasis risk, and
- several projects investigating the disease ecology of tungiasis, a highly neglected parasitic skin disease.
Ulrike is a member of the Vector Control Working Group of the Roll Back Malaria Partnership and a member of the WHO/NTD expert committee to develop a framework for tungiasis elimination.