About

Dr. Patricia Graves is a specialist in epidemiology of malaria, filariasis and other vector-borne diseases, with extensive experience in applied research and consulting in the Pacific, Africa and Asia. From 2007 to 2011, she worked as epidemiologist for The Carter Center, Atlanta GA USA, conducting program implementation as well as monitoring and evaluation of integrated control programs for malaria, filariasis and other neglected tropical diseases in Ethiopia and Nigeria. She has been an advisor to the Pacific Regional Filariasis Elimination program since 2000 especially on survey design and evaluation of control programs.

Dr. Graves has been a successful short-term consultant for the World Bank, WHO, AusAID and USAID for support to and evaluation of malaria and filariasis control programmes in Eritrea, Ethiopia, Tanzania, Viet Nam, India, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Papua New Guinea, Fiji, Vanuatu and Solomon Islands. She also has long-term project management and applied research experience in America Samoa, Myanmar, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, The Gambia, Ethiopia and Nigeria.

Dr. Graves has conducted laboratory and field research on genetic control of mosquitoes, malaria transmission and transmission blocking immunity, effectiveness of interventions such as insecticidal mosquito nets, rapid diagnostic tests, and the relationship between viruses and type 1 diabetes.

Interests
Research
  • Elimination programmes for malaria and neglected tropical diseases; vector-borne disease epidemiology and control; systematic reviews and meta-analysis; improvement of control programs for vector-borne diseases; disease surveillance.
Experience
  • 1995 to 2013 - Independent Consultant, EpiVec Consulting (Fort Collins CO , Atlanta GA and Cairns)
  • 2007 to 2011 - Epidemiologist, The Carter Center (Atlanta GA USA)
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Taskforce for Global Health - Neglected Tropical Diseases Support Center

Completing the End Game: Achieving LF Elimination in the Pacific Island Countries

Indicative Funding
$105,149
Summary
This project will organize the lymphatic filariasis (LF) data available from Pacific Island countries to facilitate preparation of the national dossiers in collaboration with World Health Organization (WHO) for validation of their LF elimination. It will identify and showcase program best-practices and lessons learned to achieve successful LF elimination. The Pacific Program to Eliminate LF (PacELF) countries will then be used as a model for these efforts through a collaboration between James Cook University, WHO, and Nagasaki University to compile, analyze, assess and publish the data and experience of 16 years of national program activities to eliminate LF in the Pacific Island Countries (PIC).
Investigators
Patricia Graves and Kazuyo Ichimori (College of Public Health, Medical & Vet Sciences and Nagasaki University)
Keywords
Lymphatic Filariasis; Pacific Islands; Elimination; Data warehouse; Neglected Tropical Disease; Surveillance

World Health Organization - Contract Research

WHO Handbook for NTD Elimination Validation

Indicative Funding
$17,088
Summary
Development of a handbook to help programme managers and ad-hoc regional dossier review groups understand and follow procedures of the new NTD standardized process of validation of elimination as a public health problem, specifically as it relates to lymphatic filariasis. *Develop an outline draft of the document with WHO by 25 March *In corporate feedback from LF experts and programme managers (with support from NTD focal point WPRO) *Write content within the draft *Incorporate the template dossier and data annex into the manual *Deliver a first draft by 7 April 2016 *Review with WHO and revise according to feedback *Deliver second draft by 6 May 2016
Investigators
Patricia Graves and Peter Wood (College of Public Health and Medical & Vet Sciences)
Keywords
Filariasis; Elimination; Guidelines; Neglected Tropical Disease

World Health Organization - Contract Research

Development of a searchable inventory of historical records and documents related to LF elimination in the Pacific

Indicative Funding
$13,902
Summary
Historical documents leading to trhe development of the Global Programme to Eliminate Lymphatic Filariasis (GPELF) and the strategies recommended are not all available in one location, not all available electronically and may not have been catalogued. Important documents and reports from countries have been submitted to WHO in various forms. As countries are now reaching the elimination targets, elimination dossiers documenting achievements must be submitted to obtain acknowledgement for their success. It has come to the attention of WHO that some countries have lost account of programme origins and documentation of achievements due to high turnover and other reasons. Therefore, it is pressing need to develop an inventory of all historical documents and country documentation in order to support countries in developing dossiers. WHO is supporting 20 days work by JCU staff to identify, gather, list, and enter into the catalogue Excel database relevant documents for this purpose to assist the Pacific countries in the certification of LF elimination by making the catalogue freely available in electronic form.
Investigators
Patricia Graves (College of Public Health and Medical & Vet Sciences)
Keywords
Filariasis; Elimination; Database
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