College of Health Professions
I am an Assistant Professor in the College of Health Professions at Pace University in New York City and a Module Organiser at LSHTM. I completed a Postdoctoral Fellowship at the CIHR Social Research Centre in HIV Prevention, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto. I received my PhD from the Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, LSHTM, where I partnered with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) to evaluate HIV treatment outcomes among refugees and local host communities in Kenya and Malaysia. I am a member of the Public Health in Humanitarian Crises Group and an Associate Managing Editor for the journal Conflict & Health. I hold an MSc in Environmental Change and Management (University of Oxford) and a BSc (Honours) in Zoology and Psychology from the University of Toronto.
My research interests include HIV treatment and prevention, social epidemiology, and population mobility, especially in conflict-affected settings. I am currently involved in studies on the effectiveness of immediate antiretroviral therapy for reducing incident HIV infections in Shanghai, China; an innovative HIV stigma-reduction intervention in northern Uganda; HIV risk and relationship satisfaction among serodiscordant couples in Canada. My work is supported primarily by the Canadian Institutes for Health Research.