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Ms Amy Gimma

BSc RN MSc

Research Fellow
in Outbreak Analytics and Operational Research

Room
120

LSHTM
Keppel Street
London
WC1E 7HT
United Kingdom

I am a Research Fellow in Outbreak Analytics and Operational Research at LSHTM. My focus is to improve operational responses to outbreaks and build capacity by training data analysts and epidemiologists in using R and coding best practices. I have worked on the ebola response in the DRC and on research as part of the LSHTM Centre for Mathematical Modelling COVID-19 working group. 

I hold an MSc in Public Health at LSHTM, and a BSc in Nursing from State University of NY at Plattsburgh. I am currently licensed as a Registered Nurse in New York State.

My varied background as a nurse and software developer has provided a strong foundation for the practical application of technology to solve challenges in healthcare settings. I have worked in emergency and inpatient departments as a nurse, with experience in primary health services in resource-limited settings and marginalized populations. As a software developer, I have experience working with electronic medical records, data privacy and security regulatory compliance, and project and team management.

Affiliations

Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health
Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology

Centres

Centre for the Mathematical Modelling of Infectious Diseases (CMMID)
Health in Humanitarian Crises Centre

Teaching

I am a facilitator for the Outbreak Simulation practical session of the Epidemiology and Control of Communicable Diseases module. I also teach practical workshops for using R for outbreak response and analytics.

Research

I am currently working on methodology research and with the CMMID COVID-19 working group.

 

Other areas of interest include:

  • Health inequalities
  • Access to health care in the United States
  • Health data privacy and protection
Research Area
Conflict
Public health
Statistical methods
Surveillance
Disease control
Global Health
Modelling
Discipline
Health economics
Epidemiology
Nursing
Disease and Health Conditions
Coronavirus
Ebola