Dr Matthew Chico
of Public Health
I currently lead clinical research in East and Southern Africa that is focused on improving prevention and care of infectious diseases in pregnancy. I serve as a member of the Research Governance Committee at LSHTM and an Academic Editor for PLOS ONE. Before moving to the UK, I was the Health Advisor for USAID in Rwanda where I led operational planning for the President's Malaria Initiative. Prior to this, I was the Director of the Americas Region at International Services of the American Red Cross where I spearheaded partnerships with the Pan American Health Organization / World Health Organization, the UN Foundation, and US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, to scale up the community component of the Integrated Management of Childhood Illness. Prior to this, I worked in the United States Senate as a staff member, overseeing legislative affairs related to health service delivery in rural areas. I was a Peace Corps volunteer, as well, serving in the Republic of Kiribati, Central Pacific.
I earned my PhD in clinical epidemiology from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and the University of London, UK, and my MPH from The George Washington University in Washington, DC, USA, in International Health Policy and Programming. I was also a Visiting Fellow in the Department of Health Policy and Management at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health in Boston, MA, USA.
I lecturer in several MSc modules including:
(1) Epidemiology and Control of Malaria
(2) Current Issues in Safe Motherhood and Perinatal Health
(3) Applying Public Health Principles in Developing Countries
(4) Control of Sexually Transmitted Infections
(5) Designing Disease Control Programmes in Developing Countries
- Editorial Board Member of PLOS ONE
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