Dr Eimhin Ansbro
MBBCh MSc MICGP
Non-communicable Diseases in Humanitarian Settings
15-17 Tavistock Place
I did my undergraduate medical training at Trinity College, Dublin and did my specialist training in General Practice (Family and Community Medicine) on the Trinity/HSE General Practice Training Scheme. I gained a Masters degree in Tropical Medicine and International Health and the DTM&H at LSHTM in 2012. Before joining LSHTM in 2016, I worked for Médecins sans Frontières in India, Jordan and the DRC, focusing on malnutrition and developing Non-Communicable Disease services. I continue to work clinically in General Practice.
I teach on Conflict and Health, Epidemiology of Noncommunicable Diseases and Control of STIs modules. I am a tutor on the Public Health Masters and supervise Masters students' summer projects. Recent projects have invovled literature reviews and qualitative research on noncommunicable diseases and sustainability in humanitarian settings. I have also taught on malnutrition for the East African DTM&H and on NCDs for the MSF Global Health and Humanitarian Medicine Course and CERAH Geneva NCDs Short Course. I am an honorary lecturer at the Royal Colleges of Surgeons, Ireland.
My research involves mixed methods evaluations (including costing) and implementation research. Current projects include the introduction of a cardiovascular secondary prevention polypill in MSF NCD clinics in north Lebanon and exploration of current models of care for hypertension and diabetes care in humanitarian settings with the Partnership for Change group, involving ICRC, DRC and Novo Nordisk. I am workstream co-lead for the International Alliance for Diabetes Action (IADA). I am passionate about working with humanitarian organisations to develop simplified and cost effective models of NCD care delivery in unstable or resource-constrained environments. I am also interested in applying and developing evaluation methods for complex interventions in insecure and dynamic humanitarian settings, such as causal inference.