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Professor Suzanne Filteau

BSc MSc PhD

Professor
of International Nutrition

Room
room 183

LSHTM
Keppel Street
London
WC1E 7HT
United Kingdom

Tel.
0207 958 8108

Fax.
0207 958 8111

  

Suzanne Filteau trained first in chemistry and then, at the postgraduate level, in nutrition in Canada. She came to the UK in 1990 and worked for a number of years at the Institute of Child Health, University College London, before joining the LSHTM in January 2005.

 

Affiliations

Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health
Department of Population Health

Centres

Centre for Maternal Adolescent Reproductive & Child Health (MARCH)

Teaching

  

Suzanne teaches on the MSc in Public Health Nutrition and is co-organiser of the first term module, Fundamental Public Health Nutrition. She also has a longstanding interest in PhD training and is currently one of the two Faculty Research Degrees Directors for EPH.

 

Research

Suzanne's current research focuses on nutrition as a factor in the interactions between infectious and chronic diseases. With colleagues in Zambia, she is investigating long term effects on anthropometry, body composition, and risk factors for chronic diseases among adolescents who were exposed in early life to maternal HIV and/or severe acute malnutrition. With Tanzanian colleagues she is investigating diabetes phenotype and risk factors among adults with and without HIV infection; we find that poor nutritional status due to HIV or tuberculosis infection increases risk of diabetes. In India we are investigating risk factors for chronic diseases among children, now 8-10 years old, whom we recruited to a vitamin D trial when they were born with a low birth weight. These children are at high risk of chronic diseases because of being born low birth weight and now living in an urban low-middle income area.

She would be interested in supervising research degree students working on any of the above projects or related work regarding nutrition in infectious-chronic disease interactions in low- and middle-income countries.

Suzanne is a member of the MARCH centre.

Research Area
Child health
Clinical trials
Maternal health
Micronutrients
Discipline
Nutrition
Disease and Health Conditions
HIV/AIDS
Malnutrition
Country
Ethiopia
India
Tanzania
Zambia
Region
South Asia
Sub-Saharan Africa (all income levels)

Selected Publications

Anthropometry, body composition and chronic disease risk factors among Zambian school-aged children who experienced severe malnutrition in early childhood.
Kasonka L; Munthali G; Rehman AM; Chisenga M; Wells S; Wells JC; Filteau S
2021
The British Journal of Nutrition: an international journal of nutritional science
Re-Defining the Population-Specific Cut-Off Mark for Vitamin A Deficiency in Pre-School Children of Malawi.
Likoswe BH; Joy EJM; Sandalinas F; Filteau S; Maleta K; Phuka JC
2021
Nutrients
Prevalence and correlates of overweight and obesity among primary school children in Kilimanjaro, Tanzania.
Mosha MV; Msuya SE; Kasagama E; Ayieko P; Todd J; Filteau S
2021
PloS one
The Role of Milk Protein and Whey Permeate in Lipid-based Nutrient Supplements on the Growth and Development of Stunted Children in Uganda: A Randomized Trial Protocol (MAGNUS).
Pesu H; Mutumba R; Mbabazi J; Olsen MF; Mølgaard C; Michaelsen KF; Ritz C; Filteau S; Briend A; Mupere E
2021
Current developments in nutrition
β-cell dysfunction and insulin resistance in relation to pre-diabetes and diabetes among adults in north-western Tanzania: a cross-sectional study.
PrayGod G; Filteau S; Range N; Kitilya B; Kavishe BB; Ramaiya K; Jeremiah K; Rehman AM; Changalucha J; Olsen MF
2021
Tropical Medicine and International Health
The association of Schistosoma and geohelminth infections with β-cell function and insulin resistance among HIV-infected and HIV-uninfected adults: a cross-sectional study in Tanzania
PrayGod G; Filteau S; Range N; Ramaiya K; Jeremiah K; Rehman A; Krogh-Madsen R; Friis H; Faurholt-Jepsen D
2021
PLoS One
Effect of HIV infection on growth and bone density in peripubertal children in the era of antiretroviral therapy: a cross-sectional study in Zimbabwe.
Rukuni R; Rehman AM; Mukwasi-Kahari C; Madanhire T; Kowo-Nyakoko F; McHugh G; Filteau S; Chipanga J; Simms V; Mujuru H
2021
The Lancet Child and Adolescent Health
Influence of hemoglobinopathies and glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency on diagnosis of diabetes by HbA1c among Tanzanian adults with and without HIV: A cross-sectional study.
Kweka B; Lyimo E; Jeremiah K; Filteau S; Rehman AM; Friis H; Manjurano A; Faurholt-Jepsen D; Krogh-Madsen R; PrayGod G
2020
PLoS One
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