Dr. Ewan Cameron

Director of Malaria Risk Stratification Team: Geospatial Modelling For Malaria Risk Stratification And Intervention Targeting


With a focus on emerging malaria metrics and digital health information systems, Ewan researches novel statistical approaches to geospatial analysis of disease risk. The diverse suite of techniques he applies to this challenge is informed by his past research in astronomy (University of St Andrews; ETH Zurich) and Bayesian statistics (Queensland University of Technology). Ewan is currently focussing on the development of hierarchical models for incidence counts from health facilities with unknown catchment sizes, and on the integration of acquired immunity models for serological data in a spatial context.

His other interests include sequential Monte Carlo methods for approximate Bayesian computation, recursive algorithms for Bayesian model selection under stochastic process priors, and strategies for efficient model emulation.

Selected Biography

URLDOIWeiss DJ., Lucas TCD., Nguyen M., Nandi AK., Bisanzio D., Battle KE., Cameron E., Twohig, KA., Pfeffer, DA., Rozier JA., Gibson HS., Rao PC., Casey D., Bertozzi-Villa A., Collins EL., Dalrymple U., Gray N., Harris JR., Howes RE., Kang SY., Keddie SH., May D., Rumisha S., Thorn MP., Barber R., Fullman N., Huynh CK., Kulikoff X., Kutz MJ., Lopez AD., Mokdad AH., Naghavi N., Nguyen G., Shackelford KA., Vos T., Wang H., Smith DL., Lim SS., Murray CJL., Bhatt S., Hay SI., Gething PW.,

Mapping the global prevalence, incidence, and mortality of Plasmodium falciparum, 2000–17: a spatial and temporal modelling study

Lancet. June 2019
URLDOIBattle KE., Lucas TCD., Nguyen M., Howes RE., Nandi A., Twohig, KA., Pfeffer, DA., Cameron E., Rao PC., Casey D., Gibson HS., Rozier JA., Dalrymple U., Keddie SH., Collins EL., Harris JR., Guerra CA., Thorn MP., Bisanzio D., Fullman N., Huynh CK., Kulikoff X., Kutz MJ., Lopez AD., Mokdad AH., Naghavi N., Nguyen G., Shackelford KA., Vos T., Wang H., Lim SS., Murray CJL., Price RN., Baird JK., Smith DL., Bhatt S., Weiss DJ., Hay SI., Gething PW.,

Mapping the global endemicity and clinical burden of Plasmodium vivax, 2000–17: a spatial and temporal modelling study

The Lancet. June 2019
URLDOIBhatt S., Weiss DJ., Cameron E., Bisanzio D., Mappin B., Dalrymple U., Battle K., Moyes CL., Henry A., Eckhoff PA., Wenger EA., Briët O., Penny MA., Smith TA., Bennett A., Yukich J., Eisele TP., Griffin JT., Fergus CA., Lynch M., Lindgren F., Cohen JM., Murray CLJ., Smith DL., Hay SI., Cibulskis RE., Gething PW.,

The effect of malaria control on Plasmodium falciparum in africa between 2000 and 2015

Nature. October 2015 526(7572): 207-211.
URLDOICameron E., Battle KE., Bhatt S., Weiss DJ., Bisanzio D., Mappin B., Dalrymple U., Hay SI., Smith DL., Griffin JT., et al,

Defining the relationship between infection prevalence and clinical incidence of Plasmodium falciparum malaria

Nature Communications. September 2015 6 8170.
DOIBattle KE., Cameron E., Guerra CA., Golding N., Duda KA., Howes RE., Elyazar IRF., Price RN., Baird JK., Reiner RC., et al,

Defining the relationship between Plasmodium vivax parasite rate and clinical disease

Malaria Journal. May 2015 14 191.
URLDOIMappin B., Cameron E., Dalrymple U., Weiss DJ., Bisanzio D., Bhatt S., Gething PW.,

Standardizing Plasmodium falciparum infection prevalence measured via microscopy versus rapid diagnostic test

Malaria Journal. November 2015 14 460.
URLAli H., Cameron E., Drovandi CC., McCaw JM., Guy RJ., Middleton M., El-Hayek C., Hocking JS., Kaldor JM., Donovan B., et al, A new approach to estimating trends in chlamydia incidence. Sexually transmitted infections. 2015 91(7): 513-9.
URLDOICameron E., Pettitt A.,

Recursive pathways to marginal likelihood estimation with prior-sensitivity analysis

Statistical Science. August 2014 29(3): 397-419.
URLDOICameron E.,

On the estimation of confidence intervals for binomial population proportions in astronomy: the simplicity and superiority of the bayesian approach

PASA - Publications of the Astronomical Society of Australia. January 2011 28(02): 128–139.
URLDOICameron E., Carollo CM., Oesch PA., Bouwens RJ., Illingworth GD., Trenti M., Labbé I., Magee D.,

Active and passive galaxies at z 2: rest-frame optical morphologies with wfc3

The Astrophysical Journal. 2011 743(2): 146.
URLDOICameron E., Driver SP., Graham AW., Liske J.,

The millennium galaxy catalogue: exploring the color-concentration bimodality via bulge-disk decomposition

The Astrophysical Journal. 2009 699(1): 105.