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Laura Braun

BSc MSc

Research Fellow

LSHTM
Keppel Street
London
WC1E 7HT
United Kingdom

Affiliations

Department of Disease Control
Faculty of Infectious and Tropical Diseases

Research

I am a Research Fellow in the Environmental Health Group working on the MapSan project in Mozambique. This trial is evaluating the impact of sanitation on health among children living in dense urban areas of Maputo.

Prior to joining LSHTM I was a PhD student at Imperial College London on the WISER project. My research evaluated how effective water treatment processes are against schistosome cercariae, the parasite larvae that lead to schistosomiasis.

I am also the co-founder of a start-up developing a low-cost, automated diagnostic tool for detecting helminth infections.

Research Area
Diagnostics
Helminths
Parasites
Public health
Sanitation
Water
Environmental Health
Discipline
Parasitology
Engineering
Disease and Health Conditions
Diarrhoeal diseases
Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs)
Schistosomiasis
Tropical diseases
Zoonotic disease
Soil-transmitted helminths
Country
Ethiopia
Mozambique
Senegal
Tanzania
Region
Sub-Saharan Africa (developing only)

Selected Publications

Parameters for effective sand filtration of Schistosoma mansoni cercariae from water
Braun L; Sylivester YD; Zerefa MD; Maru M; Allan F; Zewge F; Emery AM; Kinung'hi S; Templeton MR
2021
Water Supply
Determining the viability of Schistosoma mansoni cercariae using fluorescence assays: An application for water treatment.
Braun L; Hazell L; Webb AJ; Allan F; Emery AM; Templeton MR
2020
PLoS neglected tropical diseases
Chlorination of Schistosoma mansoni cercariae.
Braun L; Sylivester YD; Zerefa MD; Maru M; Allan F; Zewge F; Emery AM; Kinung'hi S; Templeton MR
2020
PLoS neglected tropical diseases
The effectiveness of water treatment processes against schistosome cercariae: A systematic review.
Braun L; Grimes JET; Templeton MR
2018
PLoS neglected tropical diseases
Nitrate pollution of groundwater by pit latrines in developing countries
R. Templeton M; S. Hammoud A; P. Butler A; Braun L; Foucher J-A; Grossmann J; Boukari M; Faye S; Patrice Jourda J
2015
AIMS Environmental Science
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