Prof Janey Messina

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Prof Janey Messina

Associate Professor in Quantitative Social Science Methods

Janey has held a joint Associate Professorship with the School of Geography and the Environment and the Oxford School of Global and Area Studies since 2016. She is also a co-director of the Oxford Martin School Programme on Pandemic Genomics. 

She has a BA (Geography, 2005) from the University of California, Los Angeles, an MS (Geography, 2008) from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and a PhD (Geography, 2011) from the University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill. Her doctoral research focused on the geography and epidemiology of HIV, malaria, and anaemia in the Democratic Republic of Congo. 

Janey has been at the University of Oxford since 2012, where she previously worked as a senior postdoctoral researcher with the Spatial Epidemiology and Ecology Group in the Department of Zoology, where she focused her research on global patterns and drivers of dengue virus transmission. Her research continues to focus on the spatial epidemiology of vector-borne and other infectious diseases.