- Medical School - Baylor College of Medicine (2001-2005), Medicine
- Residency - University of California San Francisco School of Medicine (2005-2008), Pediatrics
- Fellowship - University of California San Francisco School of Medicine (2009-2012), Pediatric Infectious Diseases
Michelle Hsiang, M.D.
- Horchow Family Scholar in Pediatrics
- Pediatrics - Infectious Disease
- Infectious Disease
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.
- Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society (PIDS) (2009)
- Asia Pacific Malaria Elimination Network (APMEN) (2009)
- Malaria Elimination Group (MEG) (2008)
- Fellow, Society for Pediatric Research (SPR) (2014)
- American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (ASTMH) (2006)
- American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) (2005)
- NIH/NIAID K23 Mentored Career Development Award 2012
- American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene Fellowship Award 2012, Burroughs Wellcome Fund
- Melvin M. Grumbach Award for Excellence in Research by a UCSF Pediatric Fellow 2012
- Fellow Clinical Research Award 2011, Society for Pediatric Research
- Outstanding Mentor Award Nominee 2014, UCSF Global Health Sciences Masters Program
- Fellowship Award 2008, Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society (PIDS)
Financing Elimination in Feachem RGA, Phillips AA, Targett GA, eds. Shrinking the Malaria Map: A Prospectus on Malaria Elimination.
Kahn JG, Basu S, Boyle C, Hsiang MS, Jamison DT, Smith-Gueye C, Baker LS. (2009), San Francisco: The Global Health Group; 61-80.
Understanding Malaria in Feachem, RGA, Phillips AA, Targett GA, eds. Shrinking The Malaria Map: A Prospectus on Malaria Elimination.
Hsiang MS, Panosian C, Dorsey G. (2009), San Francisco: The Global Health Group; 81-94.
From Malaria Control to Elimination: A Revised National Malaria Strategy 2010-2015
Hsiang M (contributing author) (2010), Beijing: Ministry of Health, People's Republic of China
- Financing Elimination in Feachem RGA, Phillips AA, Targett GA, eds. Shrinking the Malaria Map: A Prospectus on Malaria Elimination.
Laboratory challenges of Plasmodium species identification in Aceh Province, Indonesia, a malaria elimination setting with newly discovered P. knowlesi.
Coutrier FN, Tirta YK, Cotter C, Zarlinda I, González IJ, Schwartz A, Maneh C, Marfurt J, Murphy M, Herdiana H, Anstey NM, Greenhouse B, Hsiang MS, Noviyanti R PLoS neglected tropical diseases 2018 11 12 11 e0006924
Reply to Rossi et al.
Hsiang MS, Ranadive N, Chitundu S, Ntshalintshali N, Greenhouse B Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America 2017 Oct 65 10 1770-1771
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 Malaria journal 2014 13 29
Epidemiologic Similarities in Pediatric Community-Associated Methicillin-Resistant and Methicillin-Sensitive Staphylococcus aureus in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Hsiang MS, Shiau R, Nadle J, Chan L, Lee B, Chambers HF, Pan E Journal of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society 2012 Sep 1 3 200-211
Use of ultrasonography to evaluate Schistosoma japonicum-related morbidity in children, Sichuan Province, China, 2000-2007.
Hsiang MS, Carlton EJ, Zhang Y, Zhong B, Dongchuan Q, Cohen PA, Stewart CC, Spear RC The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene 2010 Jan 82 1 103-11
Costs and cost-effectiveness of malaria reactive case detection using loop-mediated isothermal amplification compared to microscopy in the low transmission setting of Aceh Province, Indonesia.
Zelman BW, Baral R, Zarlinda I, Coutrier FN, Sanders KC, Cotter C, Herdiana H, Greenhouse B, Shretta R, Gosling RD, Hsiang MS Malaria journal 2018 Jun 17 1 220
High Prevalence of Risk Factors among Pediatric Patients with Community-Associated Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus in San Francisco
Hermos C, Shiau R, Hsiang M, Chambers HF, Pan E Journal of Pediatric Infectious Diseases 2009 4(3)
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
The impact of Schistosoma japonicum infection and treatment on ultrasound-detectable morbidity: a five-year cohort study in Southwest China.
Carlton EJ, Hsiang M, Zhang Y, Johnson S, Hubbard A, Spear RC PLoS neglected tropical diseases 2010 4 5 e685
Study protocol for a cluster randomised controlled factorial design trial to assess the effectiveness and feasibility of reactive focal mass drug administration and vector control to reduce malaria transmission in the low endemic setting of Namibia.
Medzihradsky OF, Kleinschmidt I, Mumbengegwi D, Roberts KW, McCreesh P, Dufour MK, Uusiku P, Katokele S, Bennett A, Smith J, Sturrock H, Prach LM, Ntuku H, Tambo M, Didier B, Greenhouse B, Gani Z, Aerts A, Gosling R, Hsiang MS BMJ open 2018 Jan 8 1 e019294
Subpatent malaria in a low transmission African setting: a cross-sectional study using rapid diagnostic testing (RDT) and loop-mediated isothermal amplification (LAMP) from Zambezi region, Namibia.
McCreesh P, Mumbengegwi D, Roberts K, Tambo M, Smith J, Whittemore B, Kelly G, Moe C, Murphy M, Chisenga M, Greenhouse B, Ntuku H, Kleinschmidt I, Sturrock H, Uusiku P, Gosling R, Bennett A, Hsiang MS Malaria journal 2018 Dec 17 1 480
Limitations of Rapid Diagnostic Testing in Patients with Suspected Malaria: A Diagnostic Accuracy Evaluation from Swaziland, a Low-Endemicity Country Aiming for Malaria Elimination.
Ranadive N, Kunene S, Darteh S, Ntshalintshali N, Nhlabathi N, Dlamini N, Chitundu S, Saini M, Murphy M, Soble A, Schwartz A, Greenhouse B, Hsiang MS Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America 2017 May 64 9 1221-1227
Low-Quality Housing Is Associated With Increased Risk of Malaria Infection: A National Population-Based Study From the Low Transmission Setting of Swaziland.
Dlamini N, Hsiang MS, Ntshalintshali N, Pindolia D, Allen R, Nhlabathi N, Novotny J, Kang Dufour MS, Midekisa A, Gosling R, LeMenach A, Cohen J, Dorsey G, Greenhouse B, Kunene S Open forum infectious diseases 2017 4 2 ofx071
Malaria risk factor assessment using active and passive surveillance data from Aceh Besar, Indonesia, a low endemic, malaria elimination setting with Plasmodium knowlesi, Plasmodium vivax, and Plasmodium falciparum.
Herdiana H, Cotter C, Coutrier FN, Zarlinda I, Zelman BW, Tirta YK, Greenhouse B, Gosling RD, Baker P, Whittaker M, Hsiang MS Malaria journal 2016 15 468
Striding Toward Malaria Elimination in China.
Hsiang MS, Gosling RD The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene 2015 Jun
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 Malaria journal 2014 Nov 13 1 421
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 The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene 2013 Feb 88 2 289-291
Mass drug administration for the control and elimination of Plasmodium vivax malaria: an ecological study from Jiangsu province, China.
Hsiang MS, Hwang J, Tao AR, Liu Y, Bennett A, Shanks GD, Cao J, Kachur SP, Feachem RG, Gosling RD, Gao Q Malaria journal 2013 12 383
Reactive case detection for malaria elimination: real-life experience from an ongoing program in Swaziland.
Sturrock HJ, Novotny JM, Kunene S, Dlamini S, Zulu Z, Cohen JM, Hsiang MS, Greenhouse B, Gosling RD PloS one 2013 8 5 e63830
Rationale for short course primaquine in Africa to interrupt malaria transmission.
Eziefula AC, Gosling R, Hwang J, Hsiang MS, Bousema T, von Seidlein L, Drakeley C Malaria journal 2012 11 360
PCR-based pooling of dried blood spots for detection of malaria parasites: optimization and application to a cohort of Ugandan children.
Hsiang MS, Lin M, Dokomajilar C, Kemere J, Pilcher CD, Dorsey G, Greenhouse B Journal of clinical microbiology 2010 Oct 48 10 3539-43
Costs and financial feasibility of malaria elimination.
Sabot O, Cohen JM, Hsiang MS, Kahn JG, Basu S, Tang L, Zheng B, Gao Q, Zou L, Tatarsky A, Aboobakar S, Usas J, Barrett S, Cohen JL, Jamison DT, Feachem RG Lancet 2010 Nov 376 9752 1604-15
Targeting asymptomatic malaria infections: active surveillance in control and elimination.
Sturrock HJ, Hsiang MS, Cohen JM, Smith DL, Greenhouse B, Bousema T, Gosling RD PLoS medicine 2013 10 6 e1001467
Malaria and severe anemia: thinking beyond Plasmodium falciparum.
Gosling RD, Hsiang MS PLoS medicine 2013 Dec 10 12 e1001576
Active case detection for malaria elimination: a survey among Asia Pacific countries.
Smith Gueye C, Sanders KC, Galappaththy GN, Rundi C, Tobgay T, Sovannaroth S, Gao Q, Surya A, Thakur GD, Baquilod M, Lee WJ, Bobogare A, Deniyage SL, Satimai W, Taleo G, Hung NM, Cotter C, Hsiang MS, Vestergaard LS, Gosling RD Malaria journal 2013 12 358
Reply to Goyal et al.
Hsiang MS, Greenhouse B, Rosenthal PJ The Journal of infectious diseases 2014 Dec
Pulmonary coccidiomycosis masquerading as refractory metastatic Ewing sarcoma.
Stieglitz E, Hsiang MS, Simko JP, Hirose S, Goldsby RE Journal of pediatric hematology/oncology 2014 Jan 36 1 e57-60
Is there a correlation between malaria incidence and Indoor Residual Spraying coverage in Western Zambezi Region, Namibia?
Mumbengegwi D, Sturrock H, Hsiang M, et al. Public Health Action 2018 8 1 S44-S49(6)
Malaria elimination in Asia-Pacific: an under-told story.
Hsiang MS, Abeyasinghe R, Whittaker M, Feachem RG Lancet 2010 May 375 9726 1586-7
Surveillance for malaria elimination in Swaziland: a national cross-sectional study using pooled PCR and serology.
Hsiang MS, Hwang J, Kunene S, Drakeley C, Kandula D, Novotny J, Parizo J, Jensen T, Tong M, Kemere J, Dlamini S, Moonen B, Angov E, Dutta S, Ockenhouse C, Dorsey G, Greenhouse B PloS one 2012 7 1 e29550
Trends in malaria research in 11 Asian Pacific countries: an analysis of peer-reviewed publications over two decades.
Andersen F, Douglas NM, Bustos D, Galappaththy G, Qi G, Hsiang MS, Kusriastuti R, Mendis K, Taleo G, Whittaker M, Price RN, von Seidlein L Malaria journal 2011 10 131
Point of Care Testing for Malaria Using LAMP, Loop Mediated Isothermal Amplification.
Hsiang MS, Greenhouse B, Rosenthal PJ The Journal of infectious diseases 2014 May
- Laboratory challenges of Plasmodium species identification in Aceh Province, Indonesia, a malaria elimination setting with newly discovered P. knowlesi.
- Community based interventions for malaria elimination
- Malaria epidemiology
- Malaria diagnostics and surveillance
- Operational research
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