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Prof David Mabey

Professor of Communicable Diseases

United Kingdom

David Mabey is a physician specialising in Infectious and Tropical Diseases. After training in the UK, he went to work at the Medical Research Council unit in The Gambia, West Africa in 1978, and was in charge of clinical services there from 1982-86. He joined the School as a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Clinical Sciences in 1986, and was made Professor of Communicable Diseases in 1994. He was an Honorary Consultant Physician at the Hospital for Tropical Diseases in London from 1987-2019. He was head of the Clinical Research Unit in the School from 1995-2002 and from 2017-2020. He was Director of the Wellcome Trust Bloomsbury Centre for Clinical Tropical Medicine/Global Health Research http://www.lshtm.ac.uk/wbc/ from 1995 to 2018. His research interests are in Neglected Tropical Diseases, in particular trachoma, which he has been working on since 1984 and yaws, in sexually transmitted infections and in causes of fever. He has been a member of the Scientific and Technical Advisory Group of the WHO Department of Reproductive Health and Research, and was Director of the WHO Collaborating centre for the Prevention and Control of Sexually Transmitted Infections at the School from 2014-2020. He currently chairs the Scientific and Technical Advisory Group of the WHO Department of Neglected Tropical Diseases. He is a member of the WHO Global Alliance for the elimination of trachoma, and has sat on the Trachoma Expert Committee of the International Trachoma Initiative. He was awarded the CBE in 2014 for services to health development in Africa and Asia, and the Prince Mahidol Award for Public Health in 2019 for his work on trachoma.

Affiliations

Department of Clinical Research
Faculty of Infectious and Tropical Diseases

Centres

Centre for Evaluation
Malaria Centre
Centre for Maternal Adolescent Reproductive & Child Health
Vaccine Centre
Antimicrobial Resistance Centre

Teaching

Course organiser of the DTM&H from 1988-1997. Currently teaches on the DTM&H course and the MSc courses in Control of Infectious Diseases and Tropical Medicine and International Health.

Research

Neglected Tropical Diseases, in particular trachoma, which he has been working on since 1984 and yaws, in sexually transmitted infections and in causes of fever.

Selected Publications

Syphilis.
Peeling, RW; MABEY, D; Chen, X-S; Garcia, PJ;
2023
Lancet (London, England)
Protocol for a cluster randomised placebo-controlled trial of adjunctive ivermectin mass drug administration for malaria control on the Bijagós Archipelago of Guinea-Bissau: the MATAMAL trial.
HUTCHINS, H; BRADLEY, J; PRETORIUS, E; Teixeira da Silva, E; VASILEVA, H; JONES, RT; Ndiath, MO; Dit Massire Soumare, H; MABEY, D; Nante, EJ; Martins, C; Logan, JG; Slater, H; DRAKELEY, C; D'ALESSANDRO, U; Rodrigues, A; LAST, AR;
2023
BMJ open
Safety of integrated mass drug administration of azithromycin, albendazole and ivermectin versus standard treatment regimens: a cluster-randomised trial in Ethiopia.
McPherson, S; Tafese, G; Tafese, T; Behaksra, SW; Solomon, H; Oljira, B; Miecha, H; Debebe, KA; Kebede, B; Gebre, T; Kebede, F; Seife, F; Tadesse, F; Mammo, B; Aseffa, A; Solomon, AW; MABEY, DC W; MARKS, M; Gadisa, E;
2023
EClinicalMedicine
Population dynamics and drug resistance mutations in Plasmodium falciparum on the Bijagós Archipelago, Guinea-Bissau.
MOSS, S; Mańko, E; VASILEVA, H; Da Silva, ET; Goncalves, A; OSBORNE, A; PHELAN, J; Rodrigues, A; Djata, P; D'ALESSANDRO, U; MABEY, D; Krishna, S; LAST, A; CLARK, TG; CAMPINO, S;
2023
Scientific reports
The conjunctival microbiome before and after azithromycin mass drug administration for trachoma control in a cohort of Tanzanian children.
Pickering, H; Ramadhani, AM; Massae, P; Mafuru, E; Malisa, A; Mbuya, K; Makupa, W; MTUY, T; Derrick, T; Houghton, J; BAILEY, RL; MABEY, DC W; BURTON, MJ; HOLLAND, MJ;
2022
Frontiers in public health
Prevalence of syphilis among men who have sex with men: a global systematic review and meta-analysis from 2000-20.
Tsuboi, M; Evans, J; Davies, EP; Rowley, J; Korenromp, EL; CLAYTON, T; Taylor, MM; MABEY, D; CHICO, RM;
2021
The Lancet. Global health
The Epidemiology of Plasmodium falciparum Malaria in the Bijagos Islands of Guinea-Bissau.
McGregor, D; Texeira da Silva, E; GRIGNARD, L; Goncalves, A; VASILEVA, H; MABEY, D; LAST, A;
2021
The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene
Uptake of and factors associated with testing for sexually transmitted infections in community-based settings among youth in Zimbabwe: a mixed-methods study.
MARTIN, K; OLARU, ID; Buwu, N; Bandason, T; MARKS, M; Dauya, E; Muzangwa, J; MABEY, D; DZIVA CHIKWARI, C; FRANCIS, SC; TEMBO, M; MAVODZA, C; SIMMS, V; MACKWORTH-YOUNG, CR S; Machiha, A; KRANZER, K; FERRAND, RA;
2021
The Lancet. Child & adolescent health
The utility of serology for elimination surveillance of trachoma.
PINSENT, A; Solomon, AW; BAILEY, RL; Bid, R; Cama, A; Dean, D; Goodhew, B; Gwyn, SE; Jack, KR; Kandel, RP; Kama, M; Massae, P; Macleod, C; MABEY, DC W; Migchelsen, S; Müller, A; Sandi, F; Sokana, O; Taoaba, R; Tekeraoi, R; Martin, DL; White, MT;
2018
Nat Commun
Randomized Trial of Community Treatment With Azithromycin and Ivermectin Mass Drug Administration for Control of Scabies and Impetigo.
MARKS, M; Toloka, H; Baker, C; KOSITZ, C; Asugeni, J; Puiahi, E; Asugeni, R; Azzopardi, K; Diau, J; Kaldor, JM; Romani, L; Redman-MacLaren, M; MacLaren, D; Solomon, AW; MABEY, DC W; Steer, AC;
2018
Clinical infectious diseases
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