Dr. Soledad Castaño

Dr. Soledad Castaño is a trained physicist and mathematician with a strong background on modelling population biology and transmission dynamics of vector-borne diseases.

She works at the Infectious Disease Modelling unit of the department of Epidemiology and Public Health at the Swiss TPH.

Her current research activities focus on neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) transmission and control. She leads work on model-based evidence to improve the design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of NTD control strategies; and to assess end-points in control and elimination programmes.
She is a member of the NTD Modelling Consortium and collaborates with multiple research fellows and stakeholders in Switzerland and worldwide including disease-endemic countries like Democratic Republic of Congo (sleeping sickness) and Argentina (Chagas disease).

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Loutan L, Genton B. Le vent des globes souffle sur la médecine des voyages. Méd Hyg. 2004;62:995-996

Keiser J, Utzinger J, Singer B.H. The potential of intermittent irrigation for increasing rice yields, lowering water consumption, reducing methane emissions, and controlling malaria in African rice fields. J Am Mosq Control Assoc. 2002;18(4):329-340