Stella is the monitoring and evaluation analyst of the Regional Strategic Analysis and Knowledge Support System East and Central Africa (ReSAKSS-ECA). Her previous work at ILRI focused on research projects involving the use of geographic information system (GIS) as a decision-support tool in identifying risk and priority control areas for livestock zoonotic diseases. She also assisted in project management and providing GIS training and technical support on the development and management of GIS databases to ILRI collaborators. Before joining ILRI, she was a research assistant in several research projects at the Department of Geography, University of Dar es Salaam. She also worked as a research assistant with Korongo Consultancy in Dar es Salaam and as a short-term database assistant with the International Institute of Geo Information Sciences in the Netherlands. She also worked as an intern at the secretariat of East African Cooperation in Arusha, Tanzania and as a primary teacher aide and librarian/ information manager at the International School of Moshi, Tanzania. AREAS OF EXPERTISE :: Planning and coordination for natural resource management :: GIS and remote sensing analysis :: Decision support systems and multicriteria evaluation techniques :: Disease risk mapping RESEARCH INTERESTS :: Use of GIS in targeting priority areas for disease control, poverty alleviation and rural development :: Mapping of poverty and livelihoods CURRENT RESEARCH :: Decision support for the control of trypanosomiasis in Uganda :: Mapping the risk of human taeniosis and porcine cysticercosis at the global level SELECTED PUBLICATIONS :: Massawe SC and others. 2004. Spatial risk assessment of East Coast fever in smallholder dairy production systems in Kenya. Poster presented at the International Conference on GIS and Veterinary (GISVET), Guelph, Canada. :: Massawe SC and others. 2003. Risk mapping of East Coast fever in coastal and highland regions of Kenya based on predicted mortality and morbidity incidences. Poster presented at the International Symposium on Veterinary Epidemiology and Economics 17–21 November 2003, Viña del Mar, Chile. :: Massawe SC. 2002. Beach tourist hotels: Conflicts or harmony? Using spatial conflict analysis methodology in identifying and predicting competitive land uses in Bagamoyo coastal zone, Tanzania. MSc. Dissertation, International Institute of Aerospace Survey and Earth Observation, ITC, the Netherlands. 130pp.