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Professor Jimmy Whitworth

MD FMedSci FRCP FFPH DTM&H

Professor
of International Public Health

Jimmy is a physician, qualifying from Liverpool University in 1979, and specialises in infectious diseases, epidemiology and public health. Previous roles include working in The Gambia for Save the Children Fund, and in Bo, Sierra Leone for the Medical Research Council, where he worked on ivermectin for onchocerciasis from 1986-1990. He was Team Leader for the Medical Research Council Programme on AIDS, based at the Uganda Virus Research Institute in Entebbe, from 1995 until 2002. Jimmy has been an academic staff member at both the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, where he was Professor of International Public Health from 1999-2004.

Previously Jimmy was Head of International Activities (2004-2013), and Population Health (2013-2015), at the Wellcome Trust where he was responsible for strategy, policy and developing the scientific portfolio for research on population science and public health research in the UK and in low and middle income countries.

 

Affiliations

Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health
Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology

Centres

Centre for Evaluation
Health in Humanitarian Crises Centre
Antimicrobial Resistance Centre

Teaching

Teaches on global public health, emerging infections and epidemics, onchocerciasis, hiv/malaria interactions to DTM&H and DTN students. Also teaches on Epidemiology and Control of Communicable Diseases, HIV, Malaria, and Study Design study units.

Research

Holds grants from Wellcome Trust and MRC on epidemics and outbreak response, and the population impact of Zika virus in Brazil.

Research Area
Clinical trials
Helminths
Parasites
Public health
Surveillance
Vaccines
Viruses
Water
Capacity strengthening
Disease control
Evaluation
Global Health
Natural disasters
Outbreaks
Implementation research
Randomised controlled trials
Vector control
Discipline
Epidemiology
Operational research
Parasitology
Disease and Health Conditions
Eye diseases
HIV/AIDS
Infectious disease
Malaria
Measles
Meningitis
Neurological disease
Pandemic diseases
Dengue
Emerging Infectious Disease
Hospital acquired infection
Influenza
Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs)
Respiratory disease
Tropical diseases
Vector borne disease
Zoonotic disease
Country
Brazil
Sierra Leone
Uganda
Region
East Asia & Pacific (developing only)
Europe & Central Asia (all income levels)
Latin America & Caribbean (developing only)
Least developed countries: UN classification
Middle East & North Africa (developing only)
South Asia
Sub-Saharan Africa (developing only)