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Bianca DSouza

BSPH MSc

Manager
/AMIS Hub Strategy Fellow

Room
K/G24

LSHTM
Keppel Street
London
WC1E 7HT
United Kingdom

Tel.
+44 (0)20 7958 8183

I am currently the Antimicrobials in Society (AMIS) Strategy Fellow, helping the team with their goal of promoting and producing high-quality research on antimicrobials in society by building on the latest developments in social and interdisciplinary research for innovative and insightful solutions to antimicrobial resistance.

I recently wrapped up my year-long role as the interim manager of the UK Public Health Rapid Support Team (PHRST) which is a joint project between LSHTM and Public Health England, funded by the UK Department of Health, to respond to and investigate outbreaks that have the potential to become significant global public health events. From 2008-2016, I managed the ACT Consortium, a $40m global research partnership funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to optimize the delivery and use of antimalarials in Africa and Asia. During that time I also helped launch and provided support for the Malaria Policy Advisory Committee to the WHO Global Malaria Programme.

I have an MSc in the control of infectious disease from LSHTM and a BSPH in health policy and management from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's Gillings School of Global Public Health. I am currently enrolled as a part-time DrPH student in the Department of Global Health and Development within the Faculty of Public Health and Policy.  

My research focuses on increasing and improving the use of evidence in the health policy making process. My main areas of interest are in exploring the interfaces between evidence, policy, and politics, and in improving the use of evidence in health policy and programme decision making so that policy makers and practitioners can be more strategically agile in responding to complex public health issues.

Affiliations

Department of Clinical Research
Department of Global Health and Development
Faculty of Infectious and Tropical Diseases
Faculty of Public Health and Policy

Centres

Centre for Evaluation
Malaria Centre
Health in Humanitarian Crises Centre
Antimicrobial Resistance Centre

Teaching

I tutor students on the MSc-CID course, and on the Malaria module.

Research

My DrPH research focuses on the evidence to policy process, in particular on ways to strengthen the use of evidence in policy making.

Research Area
Drug resistance
Health policy
Health systems
Infectious disease policy
Organisational research
Research : policy relationship
Capacity strengthening
Disease control
Evidence use
Global Health
Outbreaks
Implementation research
Public understanding
Discipline
Operational research
Policy analysis
Social Sciences
Disease and Health Conditions
HIV/AIDS
Infectious disease
Malaria
Tuberculosis
Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs)
Country
Thailand
Uganda
Region
East Asia & Pacific (all income levels)
South Asia
Sub-Saharan Africa (all income levels)
World

Selected Publications

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