BA MSc PhD
Health Systems 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 UKRI Future Leader 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 and lecturer for the MSc module Conflict & Health. I supervise Research Degree students studying implementation of interventions and policies for NCDs in low-income or conflict-affected settings.
I work on health systems and implementation research for non-communicable diseases, using mixed-methods. My particular interest is in 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 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 the implementation 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 systems 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.