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Dr Barbara De Barros

MD MSc

Research Fellow
Clinical Research Fellow

Room
358

LSHTM
Keppel Street
London
WC1E 7HT
United Kingdom

I am an infectious disease doctor from Brazil. After finishing my MSc in Control of Infectious Diseases last year at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine I worked as a research assistant in the Cure Me team, which focuses on Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. Although this was not my area of expertise, the experience inspired me to continue with research. Following this, I applied for a position at LSHTM as a clinical research fellow with the Leprosy team. It felt like a natural transition to continue to work for the school that embraced and inspired me. I have many years of experience working with underserved populations. During my medical training, I was encouraged not only to participate in research but also to engage in social health programmes that provided me with valuable insight and experience. Although Brazil is a middle-income country, the economic inequality is a severe problem and I was challenged to find solutions to social problems and shortages of resources without compromising good results according to evidence-based medicine. During my studies at LSHTM I have taken advantage of the opportunity to learn from professionals in global health, infectious diseases, and epidemiology.

Affiliations

Faculty of Infectious and Tropical Diseases
Department of Clinical Research

Research

Currenlty, I am working on a clinical randomised trial focused on Erythema Nodosum treatment.

Discipline
Medicine
Disease and Health Conditions
Leprosy
Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs)
Country
Bangladesh
Brazil
Ethiopia
United Kingdom
Indonesia
India
Nepal

Selected Publications

Biologics in Leprosy: A Systematic Review and Case Report.
Cogen AL; Lebas E; De Barros B; Harnisch JP; Faber WR; Lockwood DN; Walker SL
2020
The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene
Methotrexate and prednisolone study in erythema nodosum leprosum (MaPs in ENL) protocol: a double-blind randomised clinical trial.
de Barros B; Lambert SM; Shah M; Pai VV; Darlong J; Rozario BJ; Alinda MD; Sales AM; Doni S; Hagge DA
2020
BMJ OPEN
Single-dose rifampicin and BCG to prevent leprosy.
Lockwood DN; De Barros B; Walker SL
2020
International journal of infectious diseases : IJID : official publication of the International Society for Infectious Diseases
Three drugs are unnecessary for treating paucibacillary leprosy-A critique of the WHO guidelines.
Lockwood DNJ; Lambert S; Srikantam A; Darlong J; Pai VV; Butlin CR; de Barros B; Negera E; Walker SL
2019
PLoS neglected tropical diseases
Evidence of Clinical Pathology Abnormalities in People with Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS) from an Analytic Cross-Sectional Study.
Nacul L; de Barros B; Kingdon CC; Cliff JM; Clark TG; Mudie K; Dockrell HM; Lacerda EM
2019
Diagnostics (Basel, Switzerland)
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