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Dr Amaya Bustinduy

MD MPH PhD FRCPCH

Associate Professor
in Tropical Paediatrics

Room
301

LSHTM
Keppel Street
London
WC1E 7HT
United Kingdom

Tel.
+44-020-79272220

Amaya trained in paediatrics and infectious diseases in the US and started working on helminthic infections, mainly schistosomiasis, and their impact on child health in Coastal Kenya in 2009. She is foremost a field clinical epidemiologist and has investigated a broad range of disease manifestations in children related to neglected tropical parasitic diseases (NTD) such as malnutrition and anaemia. Other work has included profiling pro-inflammatory cytokines in schistosomiasis and drug (praziquantel) efficacy PK/PD studies in young children in Uganda. (PIP trial: https://www.lshtm.ac.uk/research/centres-projects-groups/pip-trial)

She is interested in community-based diagnosis of female genital schistosomiasis, validating diagnostic tools at the point-of-care and its association with HIV. (BILHIV study: https://www.lshtm.ac.uk/node/76621)

She is currently one of the Department Research Degree Coordinators (DRDC).

 

Affiliations

Faculty of Infectious and Tropical Diseases
Department of Clinical Research

Centres

Maternal, Adolescent, Reproductive & Child Health (MARCH)

Teaching

Amaya has been involved in teaching at the East African DTM&H since 2013 and is now the deputy director of the course since 2016. She teaches regularly at the London DTMH and PGDTN and Liverpool (LSTM)..

She currently supervises PhD and MSc students at LSHTM, and co-supervises students at LSTM from the MSc in Global Health and Tropical Paediatrics.

Research

  • Female genital schistosomiasis-new diagnostics at a community level
  • Clinical trials involving Pk/PD of antiparasitic drugs in children
  • Point-of-care diagnostics for schistosomiasis (infection and morbidity)
  • HIV-schistosomiasis and other helminthic co-infection and their impact on child health
  • Preschool schistosomiasis and integration of treatment into the Integrated management of childhood illnesses (IMCI)
  • Environmental enteropathy in relation to helminthic diseases
Research Area
Child health
Clinical trials
Diagnostics
Helminths
Parasites
Adolescent health
Global Health
Medicines
Pharmacokinetics
Discipline
Epidemiology
Medicine
Nutrition
Operational research
Parasitology
Pharmacology
Disease and Health Conditions
Infectious disease
Malnutrition
Lymphatic filariasis
Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs)
Schistosomiasis
Country
Kenya
Uganda
Zambia

Selected Publications

Focused Assessment with Sonography for Urinary Schistosomiasis (FASUS)-pilot evaluation of a simple point-of-care ultrasound protocol and short training program for detecting urinary tract morbidity in highly endemic settings.
Remppis J; Verheyden A; Bustinduy AL; Heller T; García-Tardón N; Manouana GP; Obiang R; Adegnika AA; Grobusch MP; Ramharter M
2019
Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
Female genital schistosomiasis and HIV/AIDS: Reversing the neglect of girls and women.
Hotez PJ; Harrison W; Fenwick A; Bustinduy AL; Ducker C; Sabina Mbabazi P; Engels D; Floerecke Kjetland E
2019
PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
Schistosoma mansoni Infection as a Predictor of Low Aerobic Capacity in Ugandan Children.
Smith C; McLachlan G; Al Shehri H; Adriko M; Arinaitwe M; Atuhaire A; Muheki Tukahebwa E; LaCourse EJ; Stanton M; Stothard JR
2019
American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
Schistosomiasis in Africa: Improving strategies for long-term and sustainable morbidity control.
French MD; Evans D; Fleming FM; Secor WE; Biritwum N-K; Brooker SJ; Bustinduy A; Gouvras A; Kabatereine N; King CH
2018
PLoS neglected tropical diseases
Cognitive deficits and educational loss in children with schistosome infection-A systematic review and meta-analysis.
Ezeamama AE; Bustinduy AL; Nkwata AK; Martinez L; Pabalan N; Boivin MJ; King CH
2018
PLoS neglected tropical diseases
Ascaris lumbricoides (Ascariasis)
Bustinduy AL
2018
The 5-Minute Pediatric Consult, 8th Edition
Praziquantel for the treatment of schistosomiasis during human pregnancy.
Friedman JF; Olveda RM; Mirochnick MH; Bustinduy AL; Elliott AM
2017
Bulletin of the World Health Organization
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