Shrinking the Malaria Map

UCSF Global Health Group’s Malaria Elimination Initiative (MEI)

Roland Gosling

Roland (Roly) Gosling, BmedSci, BM, BS, MSc, PhD, is the Director of the UCSF Global Health Group's Malaria Elimination Initiative (MEI) and a Professor of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at UCSF.

Prior to leading the MEI, Roly worked in West Africa at the Medical Research Council laboratories in The Gambia and spent 7 years working in Tanzania, first as faculty for University College London and later for the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM). During this time he worked on clinical trials for malaria drugs and prevention, and tuberculosis treatment. Since joining the Malaria Elimination Initiative in 2011, Roly has helped the team grow from 8 to more than 30 people, with staff based overseas in 3 countries and projects in many more. MEI has become a global leader in malaria elimination and is responsible for the development of programmatic tools to improve implementation and impact of new (and old) malaria control and elimination strategies, implementing epidemiological studies of malaria in low transmission settings, and setting the vision for future goals and costing that future, amongst a great number of other activities.

Roly has an MD from The University of Nottingham in the UK and an MSc and PhD from LSHTM.