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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. I am currently co-leading the health economics theme in the Centre for Mathematical Modelling of Infectious Diseases (CMMID).

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

Affiliations

Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health
Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology

Centres

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

Research

Research Area
Decision analysis
Public health
Social and structural determinants of health
Electronic health records
Global Health
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

Cost-effectiveness of Xpert MTB/RIF for tuberculosis diagnosis in South Africa: a real-world cost analysis and economic evaluation.
Vassall A; Siapka M; Foster N; Cunnama L; Ramma L; Fielding K; McCarthy K; Churchyard G; Grant A; Sinanovic E
2017
The Lancet Global health
Incorporating Demand and Supply Constraints into Economic Evaluations in Low-Income and Middle-Income Countries.
Vassall A; Mangham-Jefferies L; Gomez GB; Pitt C; Foster N
2016
Health economics
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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