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Dr Abena Amoah

BA MSc PhD

Assistant Professor

LSHTM
Keppel Street
London
WC1E 7HT
United Kingdom

My background is in biomedical research with an MSc in Epidemiology from LSHTM. I completed a PhD in Immunoepidemiology from the University of Leiden in 2014 with research focused on the relationship between parasitic worm (helminth) infections and the allergic immune response. I have experience working in the field of biomedical research in the United States, Ghana, Malawi and the Netherlands. I am in the Department of Population Health, Faculty of Epidemiology & Population Health and I am based overseas at the Malawi Epidemiology and Intervention Research Unit (MEIRU) in Malawi. I am the Science Programme Manager at MEIRU's rural campus in Chilumba, Karonga District where I oversee the coordination and implementation of all research activities. 

Affiliations

Department of Population Health
Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health

Teaching

Co-module organiser for the Epidemiology of Noncommunicable Diseases (ENCD) module.

Tutor for the Basic Epidemiology module.

Research

My research interests revolve around how changing environmental exposures associated with urbanisation may influence the human immune system. Of particular interest has been exposures to parasitic worm (helminth) infections and how these influence the pathogenesis of noncommunicable diseases in urban and rural areas in Sub-Saharan Africa. I am also interested in understanding the role of other factors and immune mechanisms.  

Research Area
Diagnostics
Helminths
Hygiene
Parasites
Global Health
Migration
Discipline
Immunoepidemiology
Epidemiology
Immunology
Parasitology
Disease and Health Conditions
Chronic disease
Allergy
Asthma
Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs)
Non-communicable diseases
Schistosomiasis
Soil-transmitted helminths
Country
Ghana
Malawi
Region
Sub-Saharan Africa (developing only)
Sub-Saharan Africa (all income levels)