Feiko ter Kuile

Feiko ter KuileFeiko ter Kuile, MD, PhD
Role within the MiP Consortium: Chief Investigating Officer, based at Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine

Current Appointment: Professor of Tropical Epidemiology/Head of Child and Reproductive Health Group

Areas of interest: malaria epidemiology, clinical trials

Background:
Dr ter Kuile is a clinical epidemiologist who trained in medicine at the Academic Medical Centre of the University of Amsterdam. He previously worked on the Thai-Burmese border (1988-1994), where he was based at the Shoklo Malaria Research Unit as part of collaboration between the University of Oxford, the University of Amsterdam, and the Thai Mahidol University. This was followed by an 8-year period (1995-2003) with the Malaria Branch of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), firstly as a research epidemiologist at the CDC field station in Kisumu, Western Kenya for 6 years (1995-2001), then as a senior medical epidemiologist based in Atlanta, GA, USA for 2 years (2001-2003). He joined LSTM as senior clinical lecturer in 2003 and is now Professor of Tropical Epidemiology within the Child and Reproductive Health Group where he heads the Malaria Epidemiology Unit.

Research:
His main research interest is the epidemiology of malaria and the evaluation of new interventions for the for the control of malaria in children and pregnant women. He currently leads the Malaria in Pregnancy Consortium and is co-investigator on 2 malaria prevention studies in conjunction with the College of Medicine, Blantyre, Malawi and partners at LSHTM, Denmark, Ghana, Gambia, Mali PMI, USAID and CDC, USA:

Prevention Malawi - ISTp versus IPTp-SP
A multi-centre trial to compare scheduled intermittent screening and treatment in pregnancy (ISTp) versus IPTp-SP in women protected by insecticide treated nets (ITNs) for the control of malaria in pregnancy in Malawi.

IPTp Effectiveness study in Malawi
A multi-centre study to monitor the effectiveness of IPTp in pregnancy by determining the relationship between the level of SP resistance in the population (using molecular markers); the efficacy of SP in clearing existing malaria infections and preventing new infections (42 day in vivo follow-up study); and the ability of IPTp-SP to reduce the adverse effect of malaria at birth (delivery unit).

Other relevant expertise, professional memberships

  • Member of several Data Safety Monitoring Boards;
  • Advisor WHO Technical Expert Group (TEG) for Intermittent Preventive Therapy in Pregnancy;
  • Advisor WHO Technical Expert Group for Malaria Chemotherapy: Technical Consultation on the Review of Guidelines for the Treatment of Malaria;
  • Member, Roll Back Malaria-Malaria in Pregnancy Working Group;
  • Chair, Executive Committee, Malaria in Pregnancy Consortium;
  • Visiting Professor of Tropical Epidemiology, Division of Infectious Diseases, Tropical Medicine &AIDS, Academic Medical Centre Amsterdam. Honorary appointment for 5 years at the Netherlands Academic Medical Centre, University of Amsterdam;
  • Editorial board for three journals of Tropical Medicine.