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Jenna  Coalson

Adjunct Assistant Professor

Adjunct Assistant Professor

Adjunct or Visiting, Epidemiology

Jenna Coalson is an epidemiologist specializing in the transmission dynamics of vector-borne diseases. She joined the Carter Center’s River Blindness, Lymphatic Filariasis, and Schistosomiasis Program in 2021, providing technical support for study design, data collection, data management, and statistical analyses related to program activities in Ethiopia, Nigeria, Uganda, and Sudan. Her research emphasizes cross-disciplinary collaborations to identify infectious disease reservoirs and develop efficient strategies for reducing disease burden.

Contact Information


ATLANTA , GA 30322


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Areas of Interest

  • Epidemiology
  • Global Health
  • Infectious Disease


  • PhD 2015, University of Michigan
  • MPH 2011, University of Michigan
  • BA 2007, Stanford University

Affiliations & Activities

2012 – pres. American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
2018 – 2019 American Geophysical Union


  • , , Factors related to long-lasting insecticidal net (LLIN) use during travel in western Kenya: A descriptive analysis., Travel Medicine and Infectious Disease, 47:102291,
  • , , School-based malaria screening and treatment reduces Plasmodium falciparum infection and anemia prevalence in two transmission settings in Malawi. , Journal of Infectious Diseases, 226(1):138-146,
  • , , Population attributable fraction of anemia associated with P. falciparum infection in children in Southern Malawi., American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, 104(3):1013-1017,
  • , , School-based screening and treatment may reduce P. falciparum transmission., Scientific Reports, 11:6905,
  • , , The complex epidemiologic relationship between flooding events and human outbreaks of mosquito-borne diseases: a scoping literature review. Environmental Health Perspectives, Environmental Health Perspectives, 129(9):96002. Erratum: 2021;129(12):129001,
  • , , After those nets are torn, most people use them for other purposes”: An examination of alternative bed net use in western Kenya., Malaria Journal, 2020;19(1):272,
  • , , Insufficient ratio of long-lasting insecticidal nets to household members limited universal usage in Western Kenya: A 2015 cross-sectional study., American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, 102(6):1328-1342,
  • , , Submicroscopic malaria infection is not associated with fever in cross-sectional studies in Malawi., Malaria Journal, 19(1):233,