BA MSc PhD
Health Systems 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 a seminar leader for Conflict & Health. I also supervise distance-learning Masters students in the Public Health stream and Research Degree students.
My research has predominantly focused on socio-economic causes and consequences of cardiovascular disease (and its risk factors) and mental illness. My particular interest is in access to medicines, for non-communicable diseases in low-income and conflict-affected settings. My Wellcome Fellowship research is on 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 have also conducted health systems and non-communicable disease research in 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.