Professor Suzanne Filteau BSc MSc PhD
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Suzanne Filteau trained first in chemistry and then, at the postgraduate level, in nutrition in Canada. She came to the UK in 1990 and worked for a number of years at the Institute of Child Health, University College London, before joining the LSHTM in January 2005.
Suzanne teaches on the MSc in Public Health Nutrition. She also has a longstanding interest in PhD training and is currently one of the two Research Degrees Directors for EPH.
Her research focuses on interactions between nutrition and infectious diseases in women and children in low income countries. She has conducted studies on vitamin A - infection interactions and on multiple micronutrient interventions. Her work in South Africa and in Zambia has investigated infant feeding and maternal health in the context of endemic HIV. She has recently completed two large randomised controlled trials: a trial of multiple micronutrient fortification of complementary foods for Zambian children, the CIGNIS trial, and a trial of vitamin D supplementation for low birth weight infants in India, the DIVIDS trial. She is now leading a trial in Zambia and Tanzania of nutritional supplements to decrease the early mortality of HIV-infected adults starting antiretroviral therapy (NUSTART) and has been recently funded to follow up growth of children in the DIVIDS cohort.
- Child health
- Clinical trials
- Maternal health
Disease and Health Conditions
- South Asia
- Sub-Saharan Africa (all income levels)
- Child Development
- Maternal And Child Health
- Nutritional Immunology,nutrientgene Interactions
- nutritional epidemiology
Provision of micronutrient-fortified food from 6 months of age does not permit HIV-exposed, uninfected Zambian children to catch up in growth to HIV-unexposed children: a randomised controlled trial.
Filteau, S.; Baisley, K.; Chisenga, M.; Kasonka, L.; Gibson, R.S.; CIGNIS Study Team, .;
J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr, 2011; 56(2):166-75
A Micronutrient-Fortified Food Enhances Iron and Selenium Status of Zambian Infants but Has Limited Efficacy on Zinc.
Gibson, R.S.; Kafwembe, E.; Mwanza, S.; Gosset, L.; Bailey, K.B.; Mullen, A.; Baisley, K.; Filteau, S.;
J Nutr, 2011; 141(5):935-43
Effect of weekly vitamin D supplements on mortality, morbidity, and growth of low birthweight term infants in India up to age 6 months: randomised controlled trial.
Kumar, G.T. ; Sachdev, H.S. ; Chellani, H. ; Rehman, A.M. ; Singh, V. ; Arora, H. ; Filteau, S. ;
BMJ, 2011; 342:d2975
Rich micronutrient fortification of locally produced infant food does not improve mental and motor development of Zambian infants: a randomised controlled trial.
Manno, D. ; Kowa, P.K. ; Bwalya, H.K. ; Siame, J. ; Grantham-McGregor, S. ; Baisley, K. ; De Stavola, B.L. ; Jaffar, S. ; Filteau, S. ;
Br J Nutr, 2011; :1-11
Micronutrient Fortification to Improve Growth and Health of Maternally HIV-Unexposed and Exposed Zambian Infants: A Randomised Controlled Trial
Filteau, S.; Kasonka, L.; Gibson, R.; Gompels, U.A.; Jaffar, S.; Kafwembe, E.; Monze, M.; Sinkala, M.; Tomkins, A.; Zulu, R.; Chisenga, M.; Siame, J.; Mabuda, H.B.; Baisley, K.; Dale, H.; Rehman, A.; Bates, M.; Mullen, A.; Bwalya, H.K.; Chileshe, M.; Kowa, P.K.; Kumwenda, M.; Likando, M.; Mambwe, S.; Muzyamba, M.; Mwale, A.; Nyaywa, L.; Kapambwe, M.; Bima, H.; Gosset, L.; Hackett, L.; Jackson, A.; Njunju, E.; Mwanza, S.; Shampwaya, N.; Kabanga, C.; Chobo, J.; Kapumba, W.; Musonda, C.; Soko, P.
Plos One, 2010; 5(6)
Fortified complementary foods with or without alpha-amylase treatment increase hemoglobin but do not reduce breast milk intake of 9-mo-old Zambian infants
Owino, V.O.; Kasonka, L.M.; Sinkala, M.M.; Wells, J.K.; Eaton, S.; Darch, T.; Coward, A.; Tomkins, A.M.; Filteau, S.M.
American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 2007; 86(4):1094-1103
Effect of multiple micronutrient supplementation during pregnancy on inflammatory markers in Nepalese women
Hindle, L.J.; Gitau, R.; Filteau, S.M.; Newens, K.J.; Osrin, D.; Costello, A.M.; Tomkins, A.M.; Vaidya, A.; Mahato, R.K.; Yadav, B.; Manandhar, D.S.
American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 2006; 84(5):1086-92
A randomized trial of the impact of multiple micronutrient supplementation on mortality among HIV-infected individuals living in Bangkok
Jiamton, S.; Pepin, J.; Suttent, R.; Filteau, S.; Mahakkanukrauh, B.; Hanshaoworakul, W.; Chaisilwattana, P.; Suthipinittharm, P.; Shetty, P.; Jaffar, S.
Aids, 2003; 17(17):2461-2469
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