BA MSc PhD
Health Services Research and Policy
15-17 Tavistock Place
I have a Bachelor of Arts degree in Social Psychology from the University of British Columbia (Vancouver, CA) and a Master of Science degree in Global Health from Harvard University (Cambridge, US). I currently hold a Wellcome Trust Research Fellowship at LSHTM.
Prior to joining LSHTM, I worked at St. Michael's Hospital (University of Toronto) and at the Public Health Foundation of India (Delhi).
I am module organiser for Conflict & Health. I also supervise distance-learning Masters students in the Public Health stream and Research Degree students.
I work on health services and implementation research for non-communicable diseases, using mixed-methods. My particular interest is on interventions to ensure sustained access to essential medicines for non-communicable diseases in low-income and conflict-affected settings. I currently hold a Wellcome Trust Fellowship to study the impact of health care and medicine costs on healthcare- seeking and risk of impoverishment among households with cardiovascular disease in South Africa, Tanzania and Zimbabwe. I am also starting work on an implementation research project to understand patient, health worker and policy-maker experiences of a new model of hypertension care in Kenya, and mental health care utilisation among Syrian refugees in Lebanon. I have previously conducted health services research in Kenya, Ukraine, the Republic of Georgia, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Niger and India.
I am Deputy Director of the Centre for Global Chronic Conditions and Associate Editor of the journal Conflict & Health.