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Dr Nicola Foster

BPharm MPH PhD

Research Fellow

LSHTM
Keppel Street
London
WC1E 7HT
United Kingdom

I initially trained and worked as a pharmacist in South Africa, followed by training in Public Health and Health Economics at the University of Cape Town. I have experience in designing and implementing mathematical models of patient pathways through tuberculosis screening, diagnosis and treatment. 

My current research focus includes analyses of the relationship between tuberculosis and change in poverty (relative and absolute poverty).

Affiliations

Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology
Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health

Centres

Centre for the Mathematical Modelling of Infectious Diseases (CMMID)
Centre for Statistical Methodology
TB Centre

Research

Research Area
Decision analysis
Public health
Social and structural determinants of health
Electronic health records
Equity
Global Health
Modelling
Discipline
Health economics
Disease and Health Conditions
Infectious disease
Tuberculosis
Country
Ethiopia
United Kingdom
Tanzania
Vietnam
South Africa
Region
Sub-Saharan Africa (all income levels)

Selected Publications

Strengthening health systems to improve the value of tuberculosis diagnostics in South Africa: A cost and cost-effectiveness analysis.
Foster N; Cunnama L; McCarthy K; Ramma L; Siapka M; Sinanovic E; Churchyard G; Fielding K; Grant AD; Cleary S
2021
PLOS ONE
Catastrophic costs potentially averted by tuberculosis control in India and South Africa: a modelling study.
Verguet S; Riumallo-Herl C; Gomez GB; Menzies NA; Houben RMGJ; Sumner T; Lalli M; White RG; Salomon JA; Cohen T
2017
The Lancet Global health
The economic burden of TB diagnosis and treatment in South Africa.
Foster N; Vassall A; Cleary S; Cunnama L; Churchyard G; Sinanovic E
2015
Social science & medicine (1982)
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