Associate Research Professor: Claire J. Standley

Dr. Claire J. Standley is an Associate Professor, Research Track with the Center for Global Health Science and Security and the Department of Microbiology & Immunology. Her research focuses on the analysis of health systems strengthening and international capacity building for public health, with an emphasis on prevention and control of infectious diseases in both humans and animals, as well as public health emergency preparedness and response.​


  • BA (Hons) Natural Sciences (Zoology), University of Cambridge, UK
  • MSc Biodiversity, Conservation and Management, University of Oxford, UK
  • PhD Genetics, University of Nottingham and Natural History Museum, London, UK
  • Postdoctoral Research Associate, Princeton University
  • Science and Technology Policy Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science
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Dr. Claire Standley is an Assistant Research Professor at the Center for Global Health Science and Security and Department of Microbiology & Immunology, with a secondary faculty appointment in the Department of International Health. Dr. Standley’s research focuses on the analysis of health systems strengthening and international capacity building for public health, with an emphasis on prevention and control of emerging and re-emerging diseases and public health emergency preparedness and response. Specifically, she is interested in disease transmission between humans and animals, as influenced by factors such as biodiversity and ecosystem function, and how policy decisions can impact those dynamics, encapsulating a fully “One Health” approach. In addition to research positions at the George Washington University and Princeton University, Dr. Standley previously served as an American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Science & Technology Policy Fellow with the U.S. Department of State’s Biosecurity Engagement Program, where she supported programs for laboratory capacity building, disease surveillance, and cooperative research across the Middle East, sub-Saharan Africa, and the Lower Mekong. Outside her academic work, Dr. Standley has served since 2011 as the Managing Editor of, a website dedicated to providing information, sharing resources, and creating linkages between different malaria stakeholders, and since 2015 as a member of the Board of Directors for zagaya, a non-profit that envisions a malaria-free world created through education, innovation, and research collaboration. In 2015, Dr. Standley was invited to serve on a National Academy of Science Committee for the “One Health Fellowships in Pakistan” project, an appointment which was renewed in 2017. Dr. Standley is also an Associate Editor for Science & Diplomacy, a quarterly publication from the Center for Science Diplomacy at AAAS.

Dr. Standley received a BA (Hons) in Natural Sciences from the University of Cambridge, an MSc in Biodiversity, Conservation, and Management from the University of Oxford, and a PhD in Genetics, with a focus on biomedical parasitology and neglected tropical disease control, from the University of Nottingham as part of a joint program with the Natural History Museum of London.


  • Standley CJ, Sorrell EM, Kornblet S, Fischer JE and Katz R (2015) ‘Implementation of the International Health Regulations (2005) through cooperative bioengagement’, Frontiers in Public Health 3:231.
  • Standley CJ, Sorrell EM, Kornblet S, Vaught A et al. (2015) ‘A New Framework for Global Public Health Emergency Reporting and Response’, Science 348:762-763.
  • Seifman R, Kornblet S, Standley CJ, Sorrell EM, et al. (2015) ‘Think Big, World Bank: Time for a Public Health Safeguard’, The Lancet Global Health 3:e186-e187.
  • Standley CJ, Goodacre SL, Wade CM and Stothard JR (2014) ‘The population genetic structure of Biomphalaria choanomphala in Lake Victoria, East Africa: Implications for schistosomiasis transmission’, Parasites & Vectors 7: 524.
  • Kouyos RD, Metcalf CJE, Birger R, Klein EY, et al. (2014) ‘The path of least resistance: aggressive or moderate treatment?’, Proceedings of the Royal Society B 281: 20140566.
  • Harchut K, Standley CJ, Dobson AP, Klaassen B, Rambaud-Althaus C, et al. (2013) ‘Over-diagnosis of malaria by microscopy in the Kilombero Valley, Southern Tanzania: an evaluation of the utility and cost-effectiveness of rapid diagnostic tests’, Malaria Journal 12: 159.
  • Standley CJ & Bogich T (2013) ‘International Development, Emerging Diseases, and Ecohealth’, EcoHealth 10:1-3.
  • Stothard JR, Mugisha L, and Standley CJ (2012) ‘Stopping schistosomes from ‘monkeying-around’ in chimpanzees’, Trends in Parasitology, 28 (8): 320-326.
  • Standley CJ, Mugisha L, Dobson AP and Stothard JR (2012) ‘Zoonotic schistosomiasis in non-human primates: Past, present and future activities at the human-wildlife interface in Africa’, Journal of Helminthology 86 (2): 131-140.
  • Standley CJ, Mugisha L, Verweij JJ, Adriko M, Arinaitwe M, et al. (2011) ‘Confirmed infection with intestinal schistosomiasis in semi-captive wild born chimpanzees on Ngamba Island, Uganda’, Vector Borne and Zoonotic Diseases 11 (2): 169-176.
  • Standley CJ & Stothard JR (2010) ‘Towards defining appropriate strategies for targeted NTD control’, Tropical Medicine & International Health 15 (6): 772-773.
  • Standley CJ, Kabatereine NB, Lange CN, Lwambo N and Stothard JR (2010) ‘Molecular epidemiology and phylogeography of Schistosoma mansoni around Lake Victoria’ Parasitology 37: 1937-1949.
  • Standley CJ, Adriko M, Alinaitwe M, Kazibwe F, Kabatereine NB and Stothard JR (2009) ‘Intestinal schistosomiasis and soil-transmitted helminthiasis in Ugandan schoolchildren: A rapid mapping assessment around shoreline schools of Lake Victoria, supplemented by questionnaires’, Geospatial Health 4 (1): 39-53.

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