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. She has served on the Techincal Review Panel for the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Mallaria since 2012.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 many countries of the Asia-Pacific Region and Africa. She also has long-term project management and applied research experience in Samoa, 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.

  • 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.
  • 2016 to present - Adjunct Professor, JCU (Cairns Australia)
  • 1995 to present - Independent Consultant, EpiVec Consulting (Cairns Australia, Atlanta, GA, London UK and Fort Collins CO)
  • 2012 to 2016 - Director, JCU WHO CC for LF, STH and other NTDs (Cairns Australia)
  • 2007 to 2011 - Epidemiologist, The Carter Center (Atlanta GA USA)
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The Task Force for Global Health - WHO - The Global Programme to Eliminate Lymphatic Filariasis (GPELF)

Evaluation of Circulating Antigen Tests for Lymphatic Filariasis.

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This project will be part of a multi-site study managed by the Centers for Disease Control, USA to determine whether existing tests, including but not limited to the STANDARD Q filariasis test (SD BioSensor, Suwon, South Korea) can serve as a suitable alternative to the Filariasis Test Strip (Abbott) in Global Programme to Eliminate Lymphatic Filariasis Activities managed by WHO. JCU will serve as one of the independent evaluators to assess test performance characteristics of lateral flow tests, including sensitivity and specificity using samples already in our collections for which ethical approval has been granted for such investigations.
Patricia Graves and Kimberly Won (College of Public Health, Medical & Vet Sciences and Centre for Disease Control)
Filariasis; Lateral flow assays; Antigen; Diagnostics

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