Annemarie terVeen PhD

Distance Learning Lecturer Conflict & Health

Background

After completing an undergraduate degree in Nursing in the USA, I worked in the Dutch health system and for MSF for several years. I completed an MSc (PHDC) and a PhD at LSHTM. After completing my PhD I spent 2 1/2 years in Afghanistan, where I organised and taught the "Afghan Public Health Course" to senior MoPH staff through an EC-funded project for LSHTM. I have done consultancies for Save the Children, Merlin, MSF, GRM, World Vision, Epos and WHO.

In November 2010 I started a job with the Education section of the Royal Tropical Institute (KIT) in Amsterdam, co-organising one of their MSc programmes. For LSHTM I helped develop the Conflict & Health Distance Learning module, on which I continue to teach.

My main interests lie in the control of malaria and infectious diseases as well as in health systems strengthening, especially in fragile states. 

Affiliation

Centres

Teaching

Since 2002 I have been involved in organising, facilitating and teaching a wide variety of teaching modules and short courses at LSHTM and the Royal Tropical Institute (KIT), including face-to-face, online, and blended learning modes. I have also organized and taught short courses for humanitarian agencies and developed tailor-made training programmes for ministries of health in fragile states and on behalf of academic institutions.

I worked as the Distance Learning Tutor Coordinator for the MSc Public Health/Health Services Management at LSHTM from 2009-2010.

I developed the "Conflict & Health" Distance Learning module on behalf of the Faculty of Public Health Policy, and have been involved in teaching it since 2012.

Research

The title of my PhD thesis was "The determinants of malaria transmission in the US between 1900 and 1945". The research focused on the association between climate, climate cycles, economic cycles and epidemic cycles of malaria in the historical US. I continued some of this work with the support of Mercedes Pascual's group at the University of Michigan.

Research projects I was involved in in Afghanistan include 

I have also collaborated on research work in Cambodia (malaria trial), Burkina Faso and DRC (M&E of active case finding initiatives for TB) and Liberia (community-based health care).

Research areas

  • Capacity strengthening
  • Conflict
  • Health systems
  • Public health

Disciplines

  • Epidemiology
  • Operational research

Disease and Health Conditions

  • Infectious disease
  • Malaria

Regions

  • Least developed countries: UN classification
  • North America

Countries

  • Afghanistan
  • Burkina Faso
  • Cambodia
  • Congo, Dem. Rep.
  • Indonesia
  • Liberia
  • Netherlands
  • Pakistan
  • Rwanda
  • Somalia
  • South Sudan
  • United States

Other interests

  • Capacity Development in LMICs
  • Climate
  • Community Health Workers
  • Conflict affected populations
  • Evidence into practice
  • Fragile States
  • Governance
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Monitoring And Evaluation
  • Post Conflict Reconstruction
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