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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

Department of Clinical Research
Faculty of Infectious and Tropical Diseases

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

Schistosomiasis-associated pulmonary arterial hypertension: a systematic review.
Knafl D; Gerges C; King CH; Humbert M; Bustinduy AL
2020
European Respiratory Review
Application of a Recombinase Polymerase Amplification (RPA) assay and pilot field testing for Giardia duodenalis at Lake Albert, Uganda.
Molina-Gonzalez S; Bhattacharyya T; AlShehri H; Poulton K; Allen S; Miles M; Arianitwe M; Tukahebwa E; Webster B; Stothard R
2020
Parasites and Vectors
Beyond the barrier: Female Genital Schistosomiasis as a potential risk factor for HIV-1 acquisition
Sturt A; Webb E; Francis S; Hayes R; Lopez Bustinduy A
2020
Acta Tropica
Genital Self-Sampling Compared with Cervicovaginal Lavage for the Diagnosis of Female Genital Schistosomiasis in Zambian Women: the BILHIV Study
Sturt A; Webb E; Rutty-Phiri C; Mweene T; Chola N; van Dam G; Cortstjens P; Wessels E; Stothard JR; Hayes R
2020
PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
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