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). My PhD work at LSHTM is in global health and development looking at Maasai response to MDA for trachoma in Tanzania. I am intersted more broadly in the contribution of social science to NTD and emerging infection control research, and global health policy tackling health inequalities.
In addition to teaching on DL courses at LSHTM, I have been working on the Wellcome Trust THRiVE consortium at Kilimanjaro Christian Medical College in Tanzania. We have supported the set-up and running of the Institute of Public Health. I coordinate and teach on research methods, qualitative research and research ethics as well as supervise students. 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".