Dr. Justin Millar

Postdoctoral Researcher


Justin is a Postdoctoral Research Scientist in Geospatial Epidemiology with the Malaria Atlas Project. His current research is focused on high-resolution spatiotemporal modeling of malaria prevalence and incidence, as well as patterns in casual malaria fevers and non-malaria febrile infections. This work contributes to the World Health Organization’s “High burden to high impact” initiative.

Justin joined the MAP team after completing PhD at the University of Florida’s Emerging Pathogens Institute under Denis Valle. His dissertation focused on identifying local malaria risk factors and developing decision support tools. Justin is also passionate about reproducible research, and strive to make statistical and computation resources more accessible.

Selected Biography

URLDOIValle, D., Lima JM., Millar, J., Amratia, P., Haque U.,

Bias in logistic regression due to imperfect diagnostic test results and practical correction approaches

Malaria Journal. November 2015 14 434.
Abuaka B., Ahorlu, C., Amratia, P., Psychas P., Millar, J., Oppong, S., Koram, K., Valle, D.,

Characterizing local-scale heterogeneity of malaria risk: a case study in Bunkpurugu-Yunyoo district in northern Ghana (in review)

. 2019
URLDOIMillar, J., Psychas P., Abuaka B., Ahorlu, C., Amratia, P., Koram, K., Oppong, S., Valle, D.,

Detecting local risk factors for residual malaria in northern Ghana using Bayesian model averaging

Malaria Journal. September 2018 17 343.
DOIValle, D., Toh, KB., Millar, J.,

Rapid prototyping of decision-support tools for conservation

Conservation biology: the journal of the Society for Conservation Biology.. December 2019 33(6):
DOIMillar, J., Toh, K.B., Valle, D.,

To screen or not to screen: an interactive framework for comparing costs of mass malaria treatment interventions

BMC Medicine. December 2020 18(1):
URLDOIValle, D., Millar, J., Amratia, P.,

Spatial heterogeneity can undermine the effectiveness of country-wide test and treat policy for malaria: a case study from Burkina Faso

Malaria Journal. October 2016 15 513.