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Doctor Sara Canavati

Senior Research Scientist, Honorary Burnet Institute Fellow

Background

Dr. Sara Canavati is a senior research scientist and infectious diseases epidemiologist. For the last ten years, she has been researching malaria in South East Asia. She has had a particular focus on drug-resistant malaria, high-risk groups like mobile and migrant populations, and conducting clinical trials.

Positions

  • 2014-15: Research Scientist, Mahidol-Oxford Tropical Medicine Research Unit (MORU) Faculty of Tropical Medicine, Mahidol University, Thailand/UK
  • 2013: Senior Technical Officer, Malaria Consortium, Cambodia
  • 2012-14: Study Coordinator, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, Cambodia
  • 2011-13: Technical Officer, Malaria Consortium, Cambodia.
  • 2010-11: Senior Research Assistant, Malaria Consortium, Cambodia.
  • 2010: Surveillance Scientist, Shoklo Malaria Research Unit/ Mahidol-Oxford Research Unit, Faculty of Tropical Medicine, Mahidol University, Thailand
  • 2008-10: Vaccination and Nutritional Surveillance Technical Manager, Shoklo Malaria Research Unit, Faculty of Tropical Medicine, Mahidol University, Thailand/UK
  • 2006: Public Mental Health Project Technical Coordinator, Fundación Mèdiques and Rwanda MoH, Kigali Rwanda
  • 2005-07: Public Health Technical Manager, Kachin Women Association of Thailand (KWAT), Kachin State, Myanmar.
  • 2005-06: Educational Advisor, The Ministry of Education, Phayao Province, Thailand.

Qualifications

  • 2015: Science of Malaria eradication, Harvard School of Public Health.
  • 2013: Doctor of Philosophy, joint program with Faculty of Tropical Medicine (Mahidol University), Mahidol-Oxford Tropical Medicine Research Unit, The University of Queensland.
  • 2009: Master of Science, Department of Public Health and Primary Health Care, University of Oxford.
  • 2004: Bachelor of Science, Tecnológico de Monterrey, Monterrey.
  • 2004: Bachelor of Arts, Trinity Western University, British Columbia.

Awards

  • 2015: Social Media Awards: Malaria Heroes Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Leaders Malaria Alliance (APLMA)
  • 2015: Joint International Tropical Medicine Meeting (JITMM) Travel Award, Faculty of Tropical Medicine, Mahidol University
  • 2015: Fellowship, Science of Eradication: Malaria, Harvard Business School, USA
  • 2014: International Congress of Parasitology XIII Scholarship, International Congress of Parasitology (ICOPA), Mexico City
  • 2014: Joint International Tropical Medicine Meeting (JITMM) Travel Award, Faculty of Tropical Medicine, Mahidol University
  • 2014: Keystone Symposia Future of Science Fund Travel Award, The Science of Malaria Eradication, Malaria Eradication Scientific Alliance
  • 2012: Prof. Sornchai Award (financial), Joint International Tropical Medicine Meeting, Thailand
  • 2010: Tranakchit Harinasuta Award (financial) most outstanding student in the doctor of philosophy class of 2010, Faculty of Tropical Medicine, Mahidol University, Thailand
  • 2006: 60th Anniversary Thai King Celebration Prize, Royal Project Foundation of Thailand

Publications (17)

2017 (2)

2016 (9)

2015 (3)

2014 (2)

2011 (1)

News Articles (1)

2016 (1)

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