I am an infectious disease epidemiologist interested in the roles of sanitation, hygiene, and water for the control of neglected tropical diseases and the improvement of children’s health.
I have a Bachelor’s degree in history from Kenyon College and a Master of Health Science degree from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. I completed my PhD in Epidemiology at Emory University.
Since joining LSHTM in 2015, I worked on the TUMIKIA Project to evaluate the impact of alternative deworming delivery and treatment strategies on soil-transmitted helminth (STH) infection in Kenya. I am the global data systems lead for DeWorm3, a series of cluster randomised, controlled trials that aim to determine the feasibility of interrupting STH through expanded coverage and frequency of mass drug administration with albendazole.
I am currently working on the Schools Infection Survey (SIS), a collaboration between LSHTM, the Office for National Statistics, the Department of Education, the Department of Health & Social Care, and Public Health England. SIS has conducted repeated surveying and sampling of pupils and staff in 150 schools across 15 local authorities in England during the 2020-2021 academic year to investigate the role of schools in the spread of COVID-19 and how transmission within and from schools can be minimised.
Recently, I joined the Maternal and Newborn Health Group at LSHTM to work on the Exemplars in Maternal and Neonatal Mortality project, which aims to identify factors associated with reductions of maternal and neonatal mortality in six countries that experienced greater declines than their socio-economic progress since 2000.