6.  Gosoniu L, Vounatsou P, Tami A, Nathan R, Grundmann H, Lengeler C (2008). Spatial effects of mosquito bednets on child mortality. BMC Public Health, 8:356.

7.  Ord RL, Tami A, Sutherland CJ. (2008). ama1 genes of sympatric Plasmodium vivax and P. falciparum from Venezuela differ significantly in genetic diversity and recombination frequency. (2008). PLoS One, 3(10):e3366.

Adriana Tami

University Medical Center Groningen, The Nethelands

Adriana Tami is an Assistant Professor in Clinical Epidemiology of Infectious and Tropical Diseases at the Department of Medical Microbiology, University Medical Center Groningen (UMCG), Groningen, The Netherlands and associate Professor at the Faculty of Health Sciences, Universidad de Carabobo (UC), Valencia, Venezuela.  She trained as medical doctor at the UC and later obtained her MSc, the Diploma in Tropical Medicine & Hygiene, and PhD at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK. She has worked on malaria epidemiology, molecular diversity and drug resistance in the Venezuelan Amazon, The Gambia and Tanzania. She currently also focuses on arboviral diseases of importance.

Adriana Tami heads the Epidemiology of Tropical and Infectious Diseases group (EPITROP) at UMCG. The focus of EPITROP is broad and encompasses clinical and field epidemiology, molecular epidemiology, temporo-spatial analysis of disease spread, qualitative studies and public health of infectious diseases in the tropics and sub-tropics. The aim is to identify ways to better target surveillance and control measures and improve preparedness against epidemics of important diseases such as malaria, dengue, chikungunya and Zika.

Her group has long-standing experience in running cohort and case-control studies at large scale in different countries such as Venezuela, Suriname and Curacao. Currently, three PhD students are analyzing and publishing data derived from a large cohort and health centre-based case-control study of dengue in Venezuela and a study in Curacao on chikungunya. EPITROP participates in two EU funded Consortia projects: a) the IDAMS study (Clinical evaluation of dengue and identification of risk factors for severe disease: a multicentre study in 8 countries) and b) ZIKAlliance (A Global Alliance for Zika Virus Control and Prevention).

Short list of relevant publications

  1. Grillet ME, Villegas L, Oletta JF, Tami A, Conn JE (2018). Malaria in Venezuela requires response. Science, 359 (6375), 528.
  2.  Vincenti-Gonzalez MF, A Tami, EF Lizarazo, ME Grillet (2018). ENSO-driven climate variability promotes periodic major outbreaks of dengue in Venezuela. Scientific Reports, Apr 10;8(1):5727. doi: 10.1038/s41598-018-24003-z.
  3.  Elsinga J, Gerstenbluth I, van der Ploeg S, Halabi Y, Lourents NT, Burgerhof JG, van der Veen HT, Bailey A, Grobusch MP, Tami A. (2017). Long-term Chikungunya Sequelae in Curaçao: Burden, Determinants, and a Novel Classification Tool. J Infect Dis. ;216(5):573-581
  4.  Vincenti-González MF, Grillet ME, Velasco-Salas ZI, Erley F Lizarazo1, Amarista MA, Sierra GM, Comach G, Tami A. (2017). Spatial Analysis of Dengue Seroprevalence and Modeling of Transmission Risk Factors in a Dengue Hyperendemic City of Venezuela. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. Jan 23;11(1):e0005317. doi: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0005317. eCollection 2017 Jan
  5. Huho BJ, Killeen GF, Ferguson HM, Tami A, Lengeler C, Charlwood JD, Kihonda A, Kihonda J, Kachur SP, Smith TA, Abdulla SM. (2012). Artemisinin-based combination therapy does not measurably reduce human infectiousness to vectors in a setting of intense malaria transmission. Malaria Journal, 11:118