Director of Research
Michelle Hsiang is a pediatric infectious diseases physician and malaria epidemiologist. She serves as the Director of Research for the Malaria Elimination Initiative at the Institute for Global Health Sciences at UCSF. She is Associate Professor in the Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Division of Infectious Diseases and Global Epidemiology, with a secondary appointment in the Department of Pediatrics, Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, as well as a Chan-Zuckerburg Biohub Investigator (incoming June 2021).
Dr. Hsiang’s research focuses on the development and evaluation of novel malaria diagnostic, surveillance, and drug-based interventions including mass drug administration (MDA) to address the challenge of low-density infections that contribute to persistent transmission and disease in low endemic settings. She has worked mainly in sub-Saharan Africa but also works in Latin America and the Asia-Pacific. She was an inaugural member of the Malaria Elimination Group (MEG) and co-founded the Asia Pacific Malaria Elimination Network (APMEN). She studied Human Biology as an undergraduate at Stanford University and attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. She trained in Pediatrics and Pediatric Infectious Diseases at UCSF, and obtained a Masters in Epidemiology at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.She is a WomenLift Leader in Global Health through the Stanford and Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation program WomenLift Health, and was previously Assistant Professor in Pediatrics at UT Southwestern Medical School where she was also a Horchow Family Endowed Scholar in Pediatrics.