Christopher Whitty CB DSc FRCP FFPH FMedSci
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Christopher Whitty's Background
Chris Whitty is a physician and epidemiologist who works in public health and policy. Currently seconded as Chief Scientific Advisor and Director Research & Evidence, 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. Visiting Gresham Professor of Public Health, Gresham College. Trained in medicine and physiological science at Oxford, Edinburgh and London and worked as a clinician and in research in the UK, Africa and Asia. Postgraduate training in epidemiology (MSc LSHTM, DTM&H), economics (MBA, DipEcon) and law (LLM). 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. Within DFID has also acted as Director of Policy and has various cross-government roles.
Christopher Whitty's Affiliation
Christopher Whitty's Teaching
PhD/MD students, DTM&H, various MScs. Examples of some recent public lectures available on malaria, Ebola, imported infections into the UK, climate change in Africa, health at the extreme ages of life, demography, getting science into policy. An example of blog debate here (on evidence in policy).
Christopher Whitty's Research
Epidemiology and trials, economic, pathophysiology and social science studies in the UK, Africa and Asia. Particular interest in diagnosis and management of infectious disease in children and adults. Previous research in cardiovascular diseases, ethnic differences in health and maternal health. Collaborations include Tanzania, Ghana, Yemen, South Sudan, Afghanistan, Malawi, Uganda.
- 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.
Rapid diagnostic tests to improve treatment of malaria and other febrile illnesses: patient randomised effectiveness trial in primary care clinics in Afghanistan.
Leslie, T. ; Mikhail, A. ; Mayan, I. ; Cundill, B. ; Anwar, M. ; Bakhtash, S.H. ; Mohammed, N. ; Rahman, H. ; Zekria, R. ; Whitty, C.J. ; Rowland, M. ;
BMJ, 2014; 348:g3730
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
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.
BMJ, 2008; 336(7650):927-+
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