Mrs Tara Mtuy
I received my MPH with a focus in social and behavioral science from Boston University. My research expereince started at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston working on schizophrenia research. In 2004 I moved to Tanzania working with the Harvard School of Public Health on HIV research (microbicides and PREP). I joined LSHTM in 2007 continuing my work in Kilimanjaro, Tanzania which has covered projects related to HIV, Trachoma and THRiVE (increasing research capacity in Tanzania).
I have been working on the Wellcome Trust THRiVE consortium at Kilimanjaro Christian Medical College in Tanzania. We have set up and been running the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics which I have been coordinating the MSc and teaching on. In addition I have been a DL tutor on Practical Epidemiology (EPM 103) for a number of years. I successfully completed the PGCILT in 2015.
I am currently managing the LSHTM/KCMC Eye Health Programme in Moshi, Tanzania with projects on the immunological determinants of trachoma, microbial keratitis and Portable Eye Examination Kit (PEEK). I am also doing a PhD, "Maasai Response to Mass Drug Administration for Trachoma in a Changing Political Economy in Tanzania".