I am a Research Fellow in the Centre for Mathematical Modelling of Infectious Diseases (CMMID) and the TB Centre at LSHTM. I am also a member of the TB Modelling Group.
Before joining the school I worked as an epidemiologist at Public Health England in the Tuberculosis section at the Centre for Infectious Disease Surveillance and Control. Prior to this, I worked in East Africa with the United Nations in international development, with a focus on public health interventions.
Recently, I acted as a consultant for the United Nations World Food Programme and the World Health Organization in Afghanistan and Nepal for the evaluation of their food transfer programmes to TB patients.
I obtained my degree in Economics from Bocconi University in Italy in 2005 and an MSc in Public Health in Developing Countries from LSHTM in 2009.
I supervise tutorials for the LSHTM MSc modules “Epidemiology and Control of Communicable Diseases” and “Social Epidemiology”.
I currently provide epidemiological and mathematical modelling support to countries during their submission to the Global Fund under the ‘New Funding Model’, by applying and developing the TIME Impact and One Health tools in Spectrum.
My primary interest is in the socio-economic epidemiology of TB. My research focuses on modelling the impact of social and structural drivers on TB epidemiology, and in evaluating interventions to address TB and social inequalities.