Daniel J. Tisch, PhD

Associate Professor

Director, Master of Public Health Program

daniel.tisch@case.edu | 216.368.0875 | School of Medicine, Wood Bldg. WG-72


Ph.D. Department of Epidemiology, Case Western Reserve University Cleveland OH. 2004
M.P.H. International Health, University of Michigan School of Public Health. Ann Arbor, MI. 2000
B.Sc., Honours. Medical and Veterinary Parasitology. University of Glasgow, Scotland, UK 1996

Research Interests

Epidemiology of lymphatic filariasis, malaria, and schistosomiasis. Parasite control and elimination. Design and evaluation of diagnostics, monitoring tools, and disease elimination strategies.

Professional Memberships

Society for Epidemiologic Research
American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
American Public Health Association
American Statistical Association
Society of Clinical Research Associates, CCRP certified


2014 CWRU Active Learning Mentoring Fellowship
2013 CWRU Active Learning Fellowship
2011 Mentor Fellowship
2009 UCITE Learning Fellowship
2009/2010 Glennan Fellowship

Recent Publications

  1. Ome-Kaius, M, Kattenberg, JH, Zaloumis, S, Siba, M, Kiniboro, B, Jally, S, Razook, Z, Mantila, D, Sui, D, Ginny, J, Rosanas-Urgell, A, Karl, S, Obadia, T, Barry, A, Rogerson, SJ, Laman, M, Tisch, D, Felger, I, Kazura, JW, Mueller, I, Robinson, LJ. Differential impact of malaria control interventions on P. falciparum and P. vivax infections in young Papua New Guinean children. BMC Med 2019; 17 (1): 220. PubMed PMID:31813381 PubMed Central PMC6900859.
  2. Quah, YW, Waltmann, A, Karl, S, White, MT, Vahi, V, Darcy, A, Pitakaka, F, Whittaker, M, Tisch, DJ, Barry, A, Barnadas, C, Kazura, J, Mueller, I. Molecular epidemiology of residual Plasmodium vivax transmission in a paediatric cohort in Solomon Islands. Malar. J. 2019; 18 (1): 106. PubMed PMID:30922304 PubMed Central PMC6437916.
  3. Berg Soto, A, Xu, Z, Wood, P, Sanuku, N, Robinson, LJ, King, CL, Tisch, D, Susapu, M, Graves, PM. Combining different diagnostic studies of lymphatic filariasis for risk mapping in Papua New Guinea: a predictive model from microfilaraemia and antigenaemia prevalence surveys. Trop Med Health 2018; 46 : 41. PubMed PMID:30533996 PubMed Central PMC6280391.
  4. Howes, RE, Franchard, T, Rakotomanga, TA, Ramiranirina, B, Zikursh, M, Cramer, EY, Tisch, DJ, Kang, SY, Ramboarina, S, Ratsimbasoa, A, Zimmerman, PA. Risk Factors for Malaria Infection in Central Madagascar: Insights from a Cross-Sectional Population Survey. Am. J. Trop. Med. Hyg. 2018; 99 (4): 995-1002. PubMed PMID:30182923 PubMed Central PMC6159596.
  5. Guo, S, He, L, Tisch, DJ, Kazura, J, Mharakurwa, S, Mahanta, J, Herrera, S, Wang, B, Cui, L. Pilot testing of dipsticks as point-of-care assays for rapid diagnosis of poor-quality artemisinin drugs in endemic settings. Trop Med Health 2016; 44 : 15. PubMed PMID:27433134 PubMed Central PMC4940968.
  6. Small, ST, Reimer, LJ, Tisch, DJ, King, CL, Christensen, BM, Siba, PM, Kazura, JW, Serre, D, Zimmerman, PA. Population genomics of the filarial nematode parasite Wuchereria bancrofti from mosquitoes. Mol. Ecol. 2016; 25 (7): 1465-77. PubMed PMID:26850696 PubMed Central PMC4808423.
  7. Small, ST, Tisch, DJ, Zimmerman, PA. Molecular epidemiology, phylogeny and evolution of the filarial nematode Wuchereria bancrofti. Infect. Genet. Evol. 2014; 28 : 33-43. PubMed PMID:25176600 PubMed Central PMC4257870.
  8. Small, ST, Ramesh, A, Bun, K, Reimer, L, Thomsen, E, Baea, M, Bockarie, MJ, Siba, P, Kazura, JW, Tisch, DJ, Zimmerman, PA. Population genetics of the filarial worm wuchereria bancrofti in a post-treatment region of Papua New Guinea: insights into diversity and life history. PLoS Negl Trop Dis 2013; 7 (7): e2308. PubMed PMID:23875043 PubMed Central PMC3708868.
  9. Moormann, AM, Sumba, PO, Chelimo, K, Fang, H, Tisch, DJ, Dent, AE, John, CC, Long, CA, Vulule, J, Kazura, JW. Humoral and cellular immunity to Plasmodium falciparum merozoite surface protein 1 and protection from infection with blood-stage parasites. J. Infect. Dis. 2013; 208 (1): 149-58. PubMed PMID:23539744 PubMed Central PMC3666139.
  10. Dent, AE, Moormann, AM, Yohn, CT, Kimmel, RJ, Sumba, PO, Vulule, J, Long, CA, Narum, DL, Crabb, BS, Kazura, JW, Tisch, DJ. Broadly reactive antibodies specific for Plasmodium falciparum MSP-1(19) are associated with the protection of naturally exposed children against infection. Malar. J. 2012; 11 : 287. PubMed PMID:22909378 PubMed Central PMC3502150.
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