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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). 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. 

Affiliations

Department of Clinical Research
Faculty of Infectious and Tropical Diseases
Faculty of Public Health and Policy

Teaching

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. 

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
Health inequalities
Health systems
Public health
Social and structural determinants of health
Capacity strengthening
Ethics
Global Health
Implementation research
Qualitative methods
Discipline
Epidemiology
Social Sciences
Disease and Health Conditions
Eye diseases
HIV/AIDS
Trachoma
Country
Tanzania
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