Terrie Taylor

Michigan State University, USA

Blantyre Malaria Project, Blantyre, Malawi

Terrie Taylor is Director of the Blantyre Malaria Project, Malawi and a University Distinguished Professor in the College of Osteopathic Medicine at Michigan State University.

For the past 20 years until her retirement in 2008, she has collaborated with Professor Malcolm Molyneux in Blantyre. Together they have lead research and clinical support in particular into severe malaria at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Blantyre and in so doing has boosted the clinical research capacity at the University of Malawi College of Medicine. Terrie's work in Blantyre with Malcolm Molyneux into severe malarial disease lead notably to the design of:

  • a rating scale for depth of coma in 1987 known as the Blantyre coma Score.
  • the discovery of the effectiveness of intravenous glucose for children and the use of autopsy material in malaria research.
  • setting up the The Severe Malaria in African Children network (SMAC) whose overall goal is to decrease the mortality of severe falciparum malaria in African children according to the standards of Good Clinical and Laboratory Practices.

Terrie and her team are contributing to Consortial Project 1 and Consortial Project 3.