Tiago Canelas

GIS specialist at LSTM

Tiago graduated in Geography from the University of Barcelona, Spain in 2011. He received his MSc in International Health from the School of Medicine at the University of Barcelona and the Autonomous University of Barcelona in 2012. He conducted his research in spatiotemporal hotspots of malaria in Manhiça, Mozambique at the ISGobal research centre in Barcelona.

Tiago completed his PhD in Global Health and Sustainability at the School of Public Health at the University of São Paulo in Brazil, 2018, in collaboration with the Bloomberg School of Public Health at Johns Hopkins University, USA. He focused his work on the risk of malaria transmission in the Amazon forest using the Geographical Information Systems (GIS) as a core method of analysis. At Johns Hopkins he was the GIS coordinator of the Global Public Health Observatory, helping to set up the GIS for epidemiological applications.

Tiago joined LSTM in May 2018 to work PIIVeCas a post-doc and GIS data analyst. He supports the PIIVeC cohort of 10 African fellows in their geographical research questions. He is also responsible for GIS training within our partner countries.