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Dr Teun Bousema 

Associate Professor

Infectious diseases and global health


Teun Bousema has a diploma in Biomedical Sciences with specialisations in epidemiology and infectious diseases. After fieldwork in Mbita, western Kenya, he completed his PhD thesis on the effects of drugs and immunity on the transmission of P. falciparum in 2007 (Radboud University Nijmegen, the Netherlands). Subsequently, he worked in Moshi, Tanzania, as post-doctoral epidemiologist on several research and capacity building projects. In 2008, Teun joined the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and is now a senior lecturer at this institute. Since 2012, he is a member of Radboud Institute for Health Sciences and works on the biology and epidemiology of malaria transmission.

His current research projects include epidemiological studies on the human infectious reservoir for malaria in Kenya and Burkina Faso and (community) interventions to reduce the transmission of P. falciparum.

In 2013, Teun joined the prestigious Young Academy (De Jonge Akademie) of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (

National & International Personal Prizes & Awards

  • 2013: Member of the Young Academy of the Royal Society of Science and Arts (
  • 2012: Merial Award for groundbreaking Parasitology research in Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg.
  • 2011: Distinction Certificate in Learning and Teaching (PGCILT) in higher education
  • 2007: Nijmegen University Centre for Infectious Diseases 'Young Talent award', Nijmegen, the Netherlands.
  • 2000: Award for most promising epidemiology student of the study Biomedical Health Sciences at the Catholic University of Nijmegen, the Netherlands

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