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Mrs Tara Mtuy

MPH

Research Fellow

LSHTM
Keppel Street
London
WC1E 7HT
United Kingdom

Tel.
+44 20 7958 2944

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).  

Affiliations

Department of Global Health and Development
Faculty of Infectious and Tropical Diseases
Department of Clinical Research

Teaching

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. 

Research

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". 

Research Area
Public health
Discipline
Epidemiology
Social Sciences
Disease and Health Conditions
HIV/AIDS
Trachoma
Country
Tanzania
Region
Sub-Saharan Africa (developing only)