MBChB DTM&H MSc FFPHM
Karonga Prevention Study
PO Box 148
Mia qualified as a doctor in 1989 in the UK, initially specialising in infectious disease and microbiology, but after a DTM&H in 1993, she took up training post in Public Health, completing an MSc in Public Health in 1995 and her specialist training in Public Health in 1998. After 3 years as Lecturer in the Department of Public Health and Epidemiology at King’s College School of Medicine and Dentistry, she joined LSHTM in 1997, moving to Karonga to take up a post as Field Epidemiologist at the Karonga Prevention Study (as it was then known). Mia has remained with Malawi Epidemiology and Intervention Research Unit ever since in a variety of scientific and management roles.
Mia is Acting Director of Malawi Epidemiology and Intervention Research Unit ( http://meiru.lshtm.ac.uk ), having held various other posts at the project. Field Epidemiologist (1998-1999), Field Director (1999-2005), Senior Epidemiologist (2005-2009), Scientific Programme Manager (2009-2012), Deputy Director (2012-2016). The research programme (epidemiological, immunological, genetic, demographic) focuses on TB, leprosy, HIV and non-communicable diseases and is predominantly funded by the Wellcome Trust.
Mia leads the recently established MRC-funded African Non-communicable Disease Longitudinal data Alliance (ANDLA), a partnership between six African research institutions, sharing and analysing data.