Ms Amy Gimma
BSc RN MSc
in Outbreak Analytics and Operational Research
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.
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.
I am currently working on the CoMix social contact survey as part of the Epipose Consortium, 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