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. In 2021 I was awarded a UKRI Future Research Leaders Fellowship to work with KEMRI Wellcome Trust in Nairobi, to study implementation of fixed dose combination therapy (the "polypill") for treatment of hypertension and cardiovascular disease in Kenya. I previously held 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. Other work has included studies of a new model of hypertension care in Kenya, implementation of the polypill for Syrian refugees in Lebanon and mental health care utilisation among Syrian refugees. I have also worked with partners on NCD health services research in Ukraine, the Republic of Georgia, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Niger and India.
I am Co-Director of the Centre for Global Chronic Conditions at LSHTM.