Dr Laura Braun
BSc MSc PhD
I joined the Environmental Health Group as a Research Fellow in February 2021 and co-ordinate two research studies: TISA in northern Senegal and SaniVac in Mozambique. The TISA trial is assessing the effectiveness of a simple WASH kit in terms of severe acute malnutrition recovery rates in children, and is run in collaboration with Action Contre la Faim. The SaniVac study in Maputo is evaluating the impact of sanitation on health among children living in dense urban areas of Maputo.
Prior to joining LSHTM I completed my PhD at Imperial College London as part of WISER project. My research determined the effectiveness of water treatment processes against schistosome cercariae, the parasite larvae that lead to schistosomiasis infection. I hold a Bachelor of Engineering from McGill University and a Master's degree from Imperial College London.
I am also the co-founder of a start-up developing a low-cost, automated diagnostic tool for detecting helminth infections.