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Dr Ifedayo Adetifa

FWACP (Paed) MSc PhD

Associate Professor
/Clinical Epidemiologist

LSHTM
Keppel Street
London
WC1E 7HT
United Kingdom

I received my undergraduate medical training at the University of Ilorin, Kwara, Nigeria and completed residency training in Paediatrics at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital, Idi-Araba, Lagos, Nigeria for which I was awarded the Fellowship of the West Africa College of Physicians in Paediatrics. I studied for the MSc in Epidemiology at the School and got my PhD in Epidemiology from the University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

I joined the School in June 2014 and work overseas as a Clinical Epidemiologist at the KEMRI-Wellcome Trust Research Programme,Kilifi, Kenya.

The overarching aim of my research is to provide evidence for vaccine policy in low-and-middle income countries especially those in Africa. My vaccine policy advisory roles include membership of the Kenyan National Immunisation Coordination Committee, the WHO AFRO Regional Immunisation Technical Advisory Group (RITAG), the Advisory Group of the WHO Malaria Vaccine Implementation Programme, and the WHO Technical Advisory Group on RSV vaccines.

Prior to joining the School, I worked as a Clinical Epidemiologist at the Medical Research Council Unit, The Gambia at the LSHTM. My research interests and work then were in Tuberculosis Epidemiology. 

Affiliations

Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health
Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology

Centres

Tuberculosis (TB) Centre
Vaccine Centre
Antimicrobial Resistance Centre

Teaching

I am a Distance Learning tutor for Basic Statistics with Computing (EPM101) and Study Design: Writing a grant (EPM201) modules of the MSc Epidemiology and I organise and teach on the Vaccines session on the DTMH course at the school. In addition, I teach on the Postgraduate Diploma in Research Methods course at the KEMRI-Wellcome Trust Research Programme/Pwani University, Kilifi, in Kenya

Research

My research interests are infectious diseases epidemiology specifically vaccine impact studies including assessments the full effects of vaccines (indirect and non-specific effects of vaccines, impact on AMR); assessments of crude and effective vaccine coverage, serological surveys of population immunity and innovative approaches to increasing vaccine coverage.

I am a co-principal investigator and co-investigator respectively on the following vaccine effectiveness studies in Kenya-Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine Impact Study (PCVIS) and the Rotavirus Immunisation Programme Evaluation in Kenya (RIPEK)

My group currently works on vaccine seroepidemiology projects funded via a 2019 MRC/DFID African Research Leader Fellowship. This will combine epidemiology and mathematical modelling to serology data to monitor vaccination coverage, assess the impact of vaccination programmes, and to address specific policy questions in Kenya.

Research Area
Child health
Clinical trials
Surveillance
Systematic reviews
Vaccines
Disease control
Global Health
Immunisation
Impact evaluation
Discipline
Bacteriology
Demography
Epidemiology
Operational research
Vaccinology
Disease and Health Conditions
HIV/AIDS
Infectious disease
Tuberculosis
Respiratory disease
Sepsis
Tropical diseases
Country
Gambia, The
Kenya
Nigeria
Tanzania
Zimbabwe
Region
Sub-Saharan Africa (all income levels)

Selected Publications

Sustaining pneumococcal vaccination after transitioning from Gavi support: a modelling and cost-effectiveness study in Kenya
Ojal J; Griffiths U; Hammitt LL; Adetifa I; Akech D; Tabu C; Scott JAG; Flasche S
2019
The Lancet Global Health
Sustaining pneumococcal vaccination after transitioning from Gavi support: a modelling and cost-effectiveness study in Kenya
Ojal J; Griffiths U; Hammitt LL; Adetifa I; Akech D; Tabu C; Scott A; Flasche S
2019
Lancet Global Health
Coverage and timeliness of vaccination and the validity of routine estimates: Insights from a vaccine registry in Kenya.
Adetifa IMO; Karia B; Mutuku A; Bwanaali T; Makumi A; Wafula J; Chome M; Mwatsuma P; Bauni E; Hammitt LL
2018
Vaccine
Nasopharyngeal Pneumococcal Carriage in Nigeria: a two-site, population-based survey.
Adetifa IMO; Adamu AL; Karani A; Waithaka M; Odeyemi KA; Okoromah CAN; Bello MM; Abubakar IS; Inem V; Scott JAG
2018
Scientific reports
Effect of ten-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine on invasive pneumococcal disease and nasopharyngeal carriage in Kenya: a longitudinal surveillance study
Hammitt LL; Etyang A; Morpeth SC; Ojal J; Mutuku A; Mturi N; Moisi JC; Adetifa IM; Karani A; Akech DO
2018
Lancet
Non-tuberculous Mycobacteria isolated from Pulmonary samples in sub-Saharan Africa - A Systematic Review and Meta Analyses.
Okoi C; T B Anderson S; Antonio M; Mulwa SN; Gehre F; M O Adetifa I
2017
Scientific reports
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