Katia Bruxvoort


Assistant Professor
of Epidemiology

15-17 Tavistock Place
United Kingdom


I have been an epidemiologist with LSHTM since 2009, based at the Ifakara Health Institute in Tanzania through 2012. Prior to joining LSHTM in 2009, I was a Guest Researcher at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Malaria Branch. I have a PhD from LSHTM (2015) and an MPH from Emory Universtiy (2009).




Department of Global Health and Development
Faculty of Public Health and Policy


Malaria Centre
Antimicrobial Resistance Centre


I supervise MSc students and have taught on the Distance Learning modules for Issues in Public Health (PHM105), Basic Epidemiology (PHM101), and Principles of Biostatistics and Epidemiology (IDM101).


I currently work on the Maternal healthcare markets Evaluation Team (MET) on understanding the nature of competition among private maternal health services in Uttar Pradesh, India.

Previous research has included synthesizing key results from ten ACT Consortium studies on the effects of malaria rapid diagnostic tests (mRDTs) on fever case management, and reviewing evidence on implementation of mRDTs in private medicine retail outlets. My PhD reserach focused on understanding and improving adherence to malaria treatment obtained from public and private health sectors in southern Tanzania. I tested a text message intervention targeted at drug store retailers and assessed the validity of self-reported adherence through innovative electronic medication packages. In Tanzania, I also led multiple large-scale household, health facility, and drug store surveys as part of the IMPACT2 evaluation of strategies to improve access and targeting of ACTs (in collaboration with Ifakara Health Institute). 



Research Area
Clinical guidelines
Complex interventions
Maternal health
Health workers
Global Health
Mobile technologies
Private sector
Disease and Health Conditions
Sub-Saharan Africa (developing only)

Selected Publications

Introducing malaria rapid diagnostic tests in private medicine retail outlets: A systematic literature review.
Visser, T. ; Bruxvoort, K. ; Maloney, K. ; Leslie, T. ; Barat, L.M. ; Allan, R. ; Ansah, E.K. ; Anyanti, J. ; Boulton, I. ; Clarke, S.E. ; Cohen, J.L. ; Cohen, J.M. ; Cutherell, A. ; Dolkart, C. ; Eves, K. ; Fink, G. ; Goodman, C. ; Hutchinson, E. ; Lal, S. ; Mbonye, A. ; Onwujekwe, O. ; Petty, N. ; Pontarollo, J. ; Poyer, S. ; Schellenberg, D. ; Streat, E. ; Ward, A. ; Wiseman, V. ; Whitty, C.J. ; Yeung, S. ; Cunningham, J. ; Chandler, C.I. ;
PLoS One
Impact of introduction of rapid diagnostic tests for malaria on antibiotic prescribing: analysis of observational and randomised studies in public and private healthcare settings.
Hopkins, H. ; Bruxvoort, K.J. ; Cairns, M.E. ; Chandler, C.I. ; Leurent, B. ; Ansah, E.K. ; Baiden, F. ; Baltzell, K.A. ; Björkman, A. ; Burchett, H.E. ; Clarke, S.E. ; DiLiberto, D.D. ; Elfving, K. ; Goodman, C. ; Hansen, K.S. ; Kachur, S.P. ; Lal, S. ; Lalloo, D.G. ; Leslie, T. ; Magnussen, P. ; Jefferies, L.M. ; Mårtensson, A. ; Mayan, I. ; Mbonye, A.K. ; Msellem, M.I. ; Onwujekwe, O.E. ; Owusu-Agyei, S. ; Reyburn, H. ; Rowland, M.W. ; Shakely, D. ; Vestergaard, L.S. ; Webster, J. ; Wiseman, V.L. ; Yeung, S. ; Schellenberg, D. ; Staedke, S.G. ; Whitty, C.J. ;
Are Tanzanian patients attending public facilities or private retailers more likely to adhere to artemisinin-based combination therapy?
Bruxvoort, K. ; Kalolella, A. ; Cairns, M. ; Festo, C. ; Kenani, M. ; Lyaruu, P. ; Kachur, S.P. ; Schellenberg, D. ; Goodman, C. ;
Malar J
Measuring Patient Adherence to Malaria Treatment: A Comparison of Results from Self-Report and a Customised Electronic Monitoring Device.
Bruxvoort, K. ; Festo, C. ; Cairns, M. ; Kalolella, A. ; Mayaya, F. ; Kachur, S.P. ; Schellenberg, D. ; Goodman, C. ;
PLoS One
How patients take malaria treatment: a systematic review of the literature on adherence to antimalarial drugs.
Bruxvoort, K. ; Goodman, C. ; Kachur, S.P. ; Schellenberg, D. ;
PLoS One
Prevalence of Malaria Parasitemia and Purchase of Artemisinin-Based Combination Therapies (ACTs) among Drug Shop Clients in Two Regions in Tanzania with ACT Subsidies.
Briggs, M.A. ; Kalolella, A. ; Bruxvoort, K. ; Wiegand, R. ; Lopez, G. ; Festo, C. ; Lyaruu, P. ; Kenani, M. ; Abdulla, S. ; Goodman, C. ; Kachur, S.P. ;
PLoS One
Cluster Randomized Trial of Text Message Reminders to Retail Staff in Tanzanian Drug Shops Dispensing Artemether-Lumefantrine: Effect on Dispenser Knowledge and Patient Adherence.
Bruxvoort, K.; Festo, C.; Kalolella, A.; Cairns, M.; Lyaruu, P.; Kenani, M.; Kachur, S.P.; Goodman, C.; Schellenberg, D.;
Am J Trop Med Hyg
Getting antimalarials on target: impact of national roll-out of malaria rapid diagnostic tests on health facility treatment in three regions of Tanzania.
Bruxvoort, K.; Kalolella, A.; Nchimbi, H.; Festo, C.; Taylor, M.; Thomson, R.; Cairns, M.; Thwing, J.; Kleinschmidt, I.; Goodman, C.; Kachur, S.P.;
Trop Med Int Health
See all Katia Bruxvoort's Publications