The Human Factor in Global Health: the Interplay of the Social Sciences and Vector Control in Malaria Research

Professor Koen Peeters Grietens
Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, Belgium

Prof. Koen Peeters is tenure-track professor and heads the Unit of Medical Anthropology at the Institute of Tropical Medicine in Antwerp. Prof Peeters is also a senior lecturer at the Nagasaki University School of Tropical Medicine and Global Health. He holds a PhD in social and cultural anthropology and has conducted extensive research to the sociocultural factors related to infectious disease transmission dynamics, perceptions on health and illness, and their impact on the effectiveness of prevention, control and elimination strategies.

His professional experience is characterised by high international mobility and extensive field research in low-income countries, including West Africa, Latin America and Southeast Asia.