Ifedayo Adetifa FWACP (Paeds) MSc PhD
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I obtained a Fellowship of the West Africa Collge of Physicians in Paediatrics in 2005, a MSc in Epidemiology from the School in 2009 and a PhD from the University of Amsterdam in 2012. Before joining the School, I worked as a Research Clinician and later as Clinical Epidemiologist at the Medical Research Unit-The Gambia. My research interests and work at the MRCG were in TB Epidemiology. I joined the School in June 2014 and I am based overseas at the KEMRI-Wellcome Trust Research Programme where I conduct vaccine impact studies.
I am a Distance Learning tutor for Basic Statistics with Computing (EPM101) and Study Design: Writing a grant (EPM201) modules of the MSc Epidemiology and I organise and teach on the Vaccines session on the DTMH course at the school. In addition, I teach on the Postgraduate Diploma in Research Methods course at the KEMRI-Wellcome Trust Research Programme/Pwani University, Kilifi, in Kenya
My research interests are Infectious diseases epidemiology specifically vaccine impact studies including assessments of indirect and non-specific effects of vaccines; assessments of crude and effective vaccine coverage, serological surveys of population immunity and innovative approached to increasing vaccine coverage. However, I still retain interest in TB Epidemiology- active/enhanced case finding in populations.
I work as co-principal investigator and co-investigator respectively on the following vaccine effectiveness studies in Kenya-Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine Impact Study (PCVIS) and the Rotavirus Immunisation Programme Evaluation in Kenya (RIPEK)
- Child health
- Clinical trials
- Disease control
- Global Health
- Impact evaluation
- Systematic reviews
- Operational research
Disease and Health Conditions
- Infectious disease
- Respiratory disease
- Tropical diseases
- Sub-Saharan Africa (all income levels)
- Gambia, The
- BCG Vaccination
- Biomarkers & Surrogate Markers
- Cochrane Reviews
- East Africa
- Infectious Diseases
- Non-specific effects of vaccinations
- Wellcome Trust
Host Immune Responses Differ between M. africanum- and M. tuberculosis-Infected Patients following Standard Anti-tuberculosis Treatment.
Tientcheu, L.D. ; Haks, M.C. ; Agbla, S.C. ; Sutherland, J.S. ; Adetifa, I.M. ; Donkor, S. ; Quinten, E. ; Daramy, M. ; Antonio, M. ; Kampmann, B. ; Ottenhoff, T.H. ; Dockrell, H.M. ; Ota, M.O. ;
PLoS Negl Trop Dis, 2016; 10(5):e0004701
Associations between nasopharyngeal carriage of Group B Streptococcus and other respiratory pathogens during early infancy.
Foster-Nyarko, E. ; Kwambana, B. ; Aderonke, O. ; Ceesay, F. ; Jarju, S. ; Bojang, A. ; McLellan, J. ; Jafali, J. ; Kampmann, B. ; Ota, M.O. ; Adetifa, I. ; Antonio, M. ;
BMC Microbiol, 2016; 16(1):97
A tuberculosis nationwide prevalence survey in Gambia, 2012.
Adetifa, I.M. ; Kendall, L. ; Bashorun, A. ; Linda, C. ; Omoleke, S. ; Jeffries, D. ; Maane, R. ; Alorse, B.D. ; Alorse, W.D. ; Okoi, C.B. ; Mlaga, K.D. ; Kinteh, M.A. ; Donkor, S. ; de Jong, B.C. ; Antonio, M. ; d'Alessandro, U. ;
Bull World Health Organ, 2016; 94(6):433-41
Cohort Profile: The Kilifi Vaccine Monitoring Study.
Adetifa, I.M. ; Bwanaali, T. ; Wafula, J. ; Mutuku, A. ; Karia, B. ; Makumi, A. ; Mwatsuma, P. ; Bauni, E. ; Hammitt, L.L. ; Nokes, D.J. ; Maree, E. ; Tabu, C. ; Kamau, T. ; Mataza, C. ; Williams, T.N. ; Scott, J.A. ;
Int J Epidemiol, 2016;
The emerging threat of pre-extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis in West Africa: preparing for large-scale tuberculosis research and drug resistance surveillance.
Gehre, F. ; Otu, J. ; Kendall, L. ; Forson, A. ; Kwara, A. ; Kudzawu, S. ; Kehinde, A.O. ; Adebiyi, O. ; Salako, K. ; Baldeh, I. ; Jallow, A. ; Jallow, M. ; Dagnra, A. ; Dissé, K. ; Kadanga, E.A. ; Idigbe, E.O. ; Onubogu, C. ; Onyejepu, N. ; Gaye-Diallo, A. ; Ba-Diallo, A. ; Rabna, P. ; Mane, M. ; Sanogo, M. ; Diarra, B. ; Dezemon, Z. ; Sanou, A. ; Senghore, M. ; Kwambana-Adams, B.A. ; Demba, E. ; Faal-Jawara, T. ; Kumar, S. ; Tientcheu, L.D. ; Jallow, A. ; Ceesay, S. ; Adetifa, I. ; Jaye, A. ; Pallen, M.J. ; D'Alessandro, U. ; Kampmann, B. ; Adegbola, R.A. ; Mboup, S. ; Corrah, T. ; de Jong, B.C. ; Antonio, M. ;
BMC Med, 2016; 14(1):160
Differential transcriptomic and metabolic profiles of M. africanum- and M. tuberculosis-infected patients after, but not before, drug treatment.
Tientcheu, L.D.; Maertzdorf, J.; Weiner, J.; Adetifa, I.M.; Mollenkopf, H.J.; Sutherland, J.S.; Donkor, S.; Kampmann, B.; Kaufmann, S.H.; Dockrell, H.M.; Ota, M.O.;
Genes Immun, 2015; 16(5):347-55
A Tuberculin Skin Test Survey and the Annual Risk of Mycobacterium tuberculosis Infection in Gambian School Children.
Adetifa, I.M. ; Muhammad, A.K. ; Jeffries, D. ; Donkor, S. ; Borgdorff, M.W. ; Corrah, T. ; D'Alessandro, U. ;
PLoS One, 2015; 10(10):e0139354
Effect of BCG vaccination against Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection in children: systematic review and meta-analysis.
Roy, A. ; Eisenhut, M. ; Harris, R.J. ; Rodrigues, L.C. ; Sridhar, S. ; Habermann, S. ; Snell, L. ; Mangtani, P. ; Adetifa, I. ; Lalvani, A. ; Abubakar, I. ;
BMJ, 2014; 349:g4643
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