Christopher Whitty DSc FMedSci FRCP FFPH
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Christopher Whitty is a clinical epidemiologist who works as a physician and in international public health and policy. He trained in medicine and physiological science in Oxford, worked as a clinician in Oxford, Edinburgh, London, Malawi, Thailand and in public health research in Africa, Asia and the UK. Postgraduate training in epidemiology, economics and law. Currently seconded as Chief Scientific Advisor and Director Research & Evidence Division (currently acting as Direcor of Policy), UK Department for International Development (DFID) alongside continuing LSHTM and NHS roles. NHS consultant physician in tropical and infectious diseases at The Hospital for Tropical Diseases, acute general medicine at UCLH, and consultant epidemiologist for the Public Health England Malaria Reference Laboratory. Prior to post with DFID Director of the LSHTM Malaria Centre, trustee of Merlin, chair of the Department of Health National Expert Panel on New and Emerging Infections (NEPNEI) and director of the ACT Consortium.
PhD/MD students, DTM&H, various MScs.
Epidemiology and trials, economic, pathophysiology and social studies in the UK, Africa and Asia. Particular interest in diagnosis of infectious disease. Previous research in infectious and cardiovascular diseases and ethnic differences in health. Current collaborations include Tanzania, Ghana, Yemen, South Sudan, Afghanistan.
- Clinical care
- Complex interventions
- Health policy
- Public health
- Policy analysis
Disease and Health Conditions
- Infectious disease
- Middle East & North Africa (developing only)
- South Asia
- Sub-Saharan Africa (developing only)
- South Sudan
- United Kingdom
- Yemen, Rep.
Risk factors for mortality from imported falciparum malaria in the United Kingdom over 20 years: an observational study.
Checkley, A.M. ; Smith, A. ; Smith, V. ; Blaze, M. ; Bradley, D. ; Chiodini, P.L. ; Whitty, C.J. ;
BMJ, 2012; 344:e2116
Overdiagnosis and mistreatment of malaria among febrile patients at primary healthcare level in Afghanistan: observational study.
Leslie, T. ; Mikhail, A. ; Mayan, I. ; Anwar, M. ; Bakhtash, S. ; Nader, M. ; Chandler, C. ; Whitty, C.J. ; Rowland, M. ;
BMJ, 2012; 345:e4389
Rapid testing for malaria in settings where microscopy is available and peripheral clinics where only presumptive treatment is available: a randomised controlled trial in Ghana.
Ansah, E.K.; Narh-Bana, S.; Epokor, M.; Akanpigbiam, S.; Quartey, A.A.; Gyapong, J.; Whitty, C.J.;
BMJ, 2010; 340:c930
WHO guidelines for antimicrobial treatment in children admitted to hospital in an area of intense Plasmodium falciparum transmission: prospective study.
Nadjm, B.; Amos, B.; Mtove, G.; Ostermann, J.; Chonya, S.; Wangai, H.; Kimera, J.; Msuya, W.; Mtei, F.; Dekker, D.; Malahiyo, R.; Olomi, R.; Crump, J.A.; Whitty, C.J.; Reyburn, H.;
BMJ, 2010; 340:c1350
The Impact of Phenotypic and Genotypic G6PD Deficiency on Risk of Plasmodium vivax Infection: A Case-Control Study amongst Afghan Refugees in Pakistan.
Leslie, T.; Briceño, M.; Mayan, I.; Mohammed, N.; Klinkenberg, E.; Sibley, C.H.; Whitty, C.J.; Rowland, M.;
PLoS Med, 2010; 7(5):e1000283
Effect of Removing Direct Payment for Health Care on Utilisation and Health Outcomes in Ghanaian Children: A Randomised Controlled Trial.
Ansah, E.K.; Narh-Bana, S.; Asiamah, S.; Dzordzordzi, V.; Biantey, K.; Dickson, K.; Gyapong, J.O.; Koram, K.A.; Greenwood, B.M.; Mills, A.; Whitty, C.J.;
PLoS Med, 2009; 6(1):e7
Home management of malaria with artemether-lumefantrine compared with standard care in urban Ugandan children: a randomised controlled trial.
Staedke, S.G.; Mwebaza, N.; Kamya, M.R.; Clark, T.D.; Dorsey, G.; Rosenthal, P.J.; Whitty, C.J.;
Lancet, 2009; 373(9675):1623-31
Impact of rapid screening tests on acquisition of meticillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus: cluster randomised crossover trial
Jeyaratnam, D.; Whitty, C.J.M.; Phillips, K.; Liu, D.M.; Orezzi, C.; Ajoku, U.; French, G.L.
British Medical Journal, 2008; 336(7650):927-+
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