Laura Chery serves as Associate Director of the South Asia International Center of Excellence for Malaria Research (ICEMR). She is primarily responsible for designing and implementing the Center’s epidemiological and clinical studies across the Indian subcontinent and oversees all managerial, fiscal and administrative components of the Center. Prior, Laura worked on health systems strengthening initiatives in Haiti as part of the University of Washington Department of Global Health and served as a community health Peace Corps volunteer in northern Togo, West Africa. She holds a BSc in Journalism and International Studies from the University of Miami and completed pre-medicine/veterinary post-baccalaureate studies at the University of Washington.
At work, Laura is particularly interested in improving the health, wellness and environment of underserved and marginalized populations through translational and implementation research. Outside of work, Laura enjoys hiking, running, playing the piano and going on adventures with her young son and dog.
Chery, L, Maki, JN, Mascarenhas, A, Walke, JT, Gawas, P, Almeida, A et al.. Demographic and clinical profiles of Plasmodium falciparum and Plasmodium vivax patients at a tertiary care centre in southwestern India. Malar. J. 2016;15 (1):569. doi: 10.1186/s12936-016-1619-5. PubMed PMID:27884146 PubMed Central PMC5123287.
Lim, C, Pereira, L, Saliba, KS, Mascarenhas, A, Maki, JN, Chery, L et al.. Reticulocyte Preference and Stage Development of Plasmodium vivax Isolates. J. Infect. Dis. 2016;214 (7):1081-4. doi: 10.1093/infdis/jiw303. PubMed PMID:27432121 PubMed Central PMC5021230.
Narayanasamy, K, Chery, L, Basu, A, Duraisingh, MT, Escalante, A, Fowble, J et al.. Malaria evolution in South Asia: knowledge for control and elimination. Acta Trop. 2012;121 (3):256-66. doi: 10.1016/j.actatropica.2012.01.008. PubMed PMID:22266213 PubMed Central PMC3894252.
Kumar, A, Chery, L, Biswas, C, Dubhashi, N, Dutta, P, Dua, VK et al.. Malaria in South Asia: prevalence and control. Acta Trop. 2012;121 (3):246-55. doi: 10.1016/j.actatropica.2012.01.004. PubMed PMID:22248528 PubMed Central PMC3808995.