BS MPH PhD
15-17 Tavistock Place
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).
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).