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Amanda Gabster

BSc MSc

Research Degree Student
PhD

Room
366

LSHTM
Keppel Street
London
WC1E 7HT
United Kingdom

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).

Affiliations

Faculty of Infectious and Tropical Diseases
Department of Clinical Research

Centres

Maternal, Adolescent, Reproductive & Child Health (MARCH)

Teaching

Co-facilitator for Control of Sexually Transmitted Infections module in 2019.

Research

  • 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.
Research Area
Public health
Sexual health
Adolescent health
Behaviour change
Disease control
Gender
Ethnography
Qualitative methods
Reproductive health
Violence
Education
Discipline
Anthropology
Epidemiology
Sociology
Disease and Health Conditions
HIV/AIDS
Sexually transmitted disease
Human papillomavirus (HPV)
Sexually transmitted infection
Country
Panama
Region
Latin America & Caribbean (developing only)
Latin America & Caribbean (all income levels)
World

Selected Publications

High Prevalence of Sexually Transmitted Infections, and High-Risk Sexual Behaviors Among Indigenous Adolescents of the Comarca Ngäbe-Buglé, Panama.
Gabster A; Pascale JM; Cislaghi B; Francis SC; Weiss HA; Martinez A; Ortiz A; Herrera M; Herrera G; Gantes C
2019
Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Gender norms and sexual behaviours among Indigenous youth of the Comarca Ngäbe-Buglé, Panama.
Gabster A; Mayaud P; Pascale JM; Cislaghi B
2019
Culture, Health & Sexuality
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