Biography

Dr. Michelle Hsiang’s career is focused on improving the health of children through clinical care and the study of malaria, an infectious disease that is one of the leading causes of morbidity and mortality in resource-limited settings. Dr. Hsiang completed her undergraduate training at Stanford University.  She received her MD at Baylor College of Medicine, and completed a residency in Pediatrics and fellowship in Pediatric Infectious Diseases at the University of California, San Francisco.

Dr. Hsiang’s research is in the evaluation of surveillance and response strategies for malaria elimination. Specifically, she is interested in helping national malaria programs find and treat patients who are without symptoms, but are infected and serve as reservoirs for persistent transmission. She currently has field sites in Swaziland, Namibia, Thailand, and Indonesia. She is the Deputy Lead of Operational Research for the UCSF Global Health Group’s Malaria Elimination Initiative, and is a member of the Malaria Elimination Group (MEG). She is funded by grants from the Horchow Family Fund for Endowed Scholars in Pediatrics at UT Southwestern, National Institutes of Health, Burroughs Wellcome Fund/American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and the Novartis Foundation for Sustainable Development.

She joined the faculty at UT Southwestern in August 2014 and splits her time between clinical care, malaria research, and teaching and mentoring trainees. In September 2014, Dr. Hsiang was appointed Assistant Adjunct Professor at UT School of Public Health.

Education

Medical School
Baylor College of Medicine (2005), Medicine
Residency
University of California San Francisco School of Medicine (2008), Pediatrics
Fellowship
University of California San Francisco School of Medicine (2012), Pediatric Infectious Diseases

Specialty Areas

Clinical Interest

  • Malaria
  • Pediatric Infectious Disease
  • Tropical Diseases
  • Research Interest

    • Community based interventions for malaria elimination
    • Malaria diagnostics and surveillance
    • Malaria epidemiology
    • Operational research

    Publications

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    Mapping residual transmission for malaria elimination.
    Reiner RC, Le Manach A, Kunene S, Ntshalintshali N, Hsiang MS, Perkins TA, Greenhouse B, Tatem AJ, Cohen JM, Smith DL Elife 2015 Dec 4
    Striding Toward Malaria Elimination in China.
    Hsiang MS, Gosling RD Am. J. Trop. Med. Hyg. 2015 Jun
    Reply to Goyal et al.
    Hsiang MS, Greenhouse B, Rosenthal PJ J. Infect. Dis. 2014 Dec
    Fine-scale malaria risk mapping from routine aggregated case data.
    Sturrock HJ, Cohen JM, Keil P, Tatem AJ, Le Menach A, Ntshalintshali NE, Hsiang MS, Gosling RD Malar. J. 2014 Nov 13 1 421
    Point of Care Testing for Malaria Using LAMP, Loop Mediated Isothermal Amplification.
    Hsiang MS, Greenhouse B, Rosenthal PJ J. Infect. Dis. 2014 May
    Pulmonary coccidiomycosis masquerading as refractory metastatic Ewing sarcoma.
    Stieglitz E, Hsiang MS, Simko JP, Hirose S, Goldsby RE J. Pediatr. Hematol. Oncol. 2014 Jan 36 1 e57-60
    Malaria in overseas labourers returning to China: an analysis of imported malaria in Jiangsu Province, 2001-2011.
    Liu Y, Hsiang MS, Zhou H, Wang W, Cao Y, Gosling RD, Cao J, Gao Q Malar. J. 2014 13 29
    Malaria and severe anemia: thinking beyond Plasmodium falciparum.
    Gosling RD, Hsiang MS PLoS Med. 2013 Dec 10 12 e1001576
    The changing epidemiology of malaria elimination: new strategies for new challenges.
    Cotter C, Sturrock HJ, Hsiang MS, Liu J, Phillips AA, Hwang J, Gueye CS, Fullman N, Gosling RD, Feachem RG Lancet 2013 Sep 382 9895 900-11
    Prevalence of PCR Detectable Malaria Infection among Febrile Patients with a Negative Plasmodium falciparum Specific Rapid Diagnostic Test in Zanzibar.
    Baltzell KA, Shakely D, Hsiang M, Kemere J, Ali AS, Björkman A, Mårtensson A, Omar R, Elfving K, Msellem M, Aydin-Schmidt B, Rosenthal PJ, Greenhouse B Am. J. Trop. Med. Hyg. 2013 Feb 88 2 289-291

    Books

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    Honors & Awards

    • Outstanding Mentor Award Nominee
      UCSF Global Health Sciences Masters Program (2014)
    • American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene Fellowship Award
      Burroughs Wellcome Fund (2012)
    • Melvin M. Grumbach Award for Excellence in Research by a UCSF Pediatric Fellow
      (2012)
    • NIH/NIAID K23 Mentored Career Development Award
      (2012)
    • Fellow Clinical Research Award
      Society for Pediatric Research (2011)
    • Fellowship Award
      Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society (PIDS) (2008)

    Professional Associations/Affiliations

    • Fellow, Society for Pediatric Research (SPR) (2014)
    • Asia Pacific Malaria Elimination Network (APMEN) (2009)
    • Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society (PIDS) (2009)
    • Malaria Elimination Group (MEG) (2008)
    • American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (ASTMH) (2006)
    • American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) (2005)