I completed my BSc in Physiology at McGill University in 2009 and came to LSHTM in 2012 to study the MSc Control of Infectious Diseases.
Currently, I am a Research Fellow with the TB Modelling Group where I support the development and implementation of TIME Impact - a modelling tool to guide in-country policy making.
I provide technical assistance to National TB Control Programmes throughout the strategic planning process, by supporting the development and implementation of evidence-based policies for TB control.
Through dialogue with the country and other domestic/international stakeholders, I model interventions in TIME to generate estimates of epidemiological impact over time at the national level.
I also work with countries to develop action plans on strengthing their national notification system by carrying out assessments of TB surveillance systems and the analyses of surveillance data.
I lead or assist on practical sessions for Modelling and the Dynamics of Infectious Diseases as well as Epidemiology and Control for Communicable Diseases, particularly on the outbreak investigation excerise.
My main interests include strengthening the use of surveillance and other domestic data for programmatic action as well as the use of modelling and epi analysis for evidence-based strategic planning.
I’m also interested in the epidemiology and impact of control measures for air-borne and respiratory infections, with a particular focus on tuberculosis and vaccine-preventable diseases.
Specific interventions of interest include strategies to maximise TB case finding, particularly through strengthening current health services.