Mathieu Maheu-Giroux is a doctoral student in Population and Reproductive Health in the Department of Global Health and Population at the Harvard School of Public Health. His substantive research interests include human-environment dynamics and health, the impact of policies on vector-borne and parasitic diseases burden, GIS applications to public health, and disease surveillance.
A native of Canada, Mathieu received a BSc from the Université de Montréal (Biology) and two MSc from McGill University (Landscape Ecology and Epidemiology). Prior to coming to Boston, he has worked as a consultant for Environment Canada, an engineering firm, and as a research coordinator at the McGill University Health Centre. He conducted research projects in the Peruvian Amazon that focused on the contribution of aquaculture to malaria transmission, the prevention of intestinal parasite infections in school-children through behavioral interventions, and community-based interventions to reduce anemia and malnutrition in pre-school children. His work at Harvard is supported through an International Fulbright Science & Technology Fellowship.