Research Degree Student
Amanda is a PhD student since 2017. Her research focuses on sexually transmitted infections, sexual behaviours, gender, and other determinants of health related to infection among adolescents in the indigenous lands of the Comarca Ngäbe-Buglé, Panama. She is supervised by Philippe Mayaud (ITD) and Ben Cislaghi (PHP).
Amanda has also worked in Epidemiology of STIs and HIV at the Gorgas Memorial Institute in Panama City since 2012. She has also directed Community Development Network of the Americas since 2009, a small non-profit organisation in Panama, which focuses on community-based education to prevent infectious disease.
Amanda studied her Masters in Public Health from the LSHTM DL (2010-2013), and her BSc in Biology from the University of Alberta (2008).
- PI, Barriers and opportunities to ART aherence among HIV positive individuals in the Comarca Ngäbe-Buglé, ICGES
- PI, Individual, social, cultural, and material factors related to STIs among adolescents of the Comarca Ngäbe-Buglé, Panamá, LSHTM/ICGES
- Coordinator, HIV and other STIs among adolescents in Panama, ICGES
- Field coordinator, Epidemiology of HIV-1 in STI Clinic Attendees.