Anthony Solomon MBBS MRCP PhD DTM&H PGCAP

Honorary Senior Lecturer in Infectious Diseases & Tropical Medicine

Background

Medical Officer, Department of Control of Neglected Tropical Diseases, World Health Organization, Geneva; Chief Scientist to the Global Trachoma Mapping Project; Honorary Consultant at the Hospital for Tropical Diseases / University College London Hospital.

Affiliation

Centres

Teaching

I teach on the Diploma in Tropical Medicine & Hygiene and on a number of MSc courses.

Research

My main research interest has been to generate evidence for best practice in the control and elimination of the blinding eye condition trachoma, a neglected tropical disease (NTD). Within this focus, I contribute to work ranging from basic biochemistry and genetic epidemiology of the causative organism, Chlamydia trachomatis, to polilcy development and economics of control programmes. More broadly, I wish to test opportunities for synergising the activities of NTD programmes in the mapping, control, monitoring and post-elimination phases of their work.

Research areas

  • Chemotherapy
  • Complex interventions
  • Diagnostics
  • Disease control
  • Global Health
  • Infectious disease policy
  • Mobile technologies
  • Randomised controlled trials

Disciplines

  • Bacteriology
  • Epidemiology
  • GIS/Spatial analysis
  • Genetic epidemiology
  • Genomics
  • Medicine
  • Operational research

Disease and Health Conditions

  • Infectious disease
  • Leprosy
  • Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs)
  • Skin disease
  • Trachoma
  • Tropical diseases

Regions

  • Arab World
  • East Asia & Pacific (developing only)
  • Latin America & Caribbean (developing only)
  • Middle East & North Africa (developing only)
  • Pacific island small states
  • Sub-Saharan Africa (developing only)
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