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Dorothy Peprah

MPH

Research Degree Student

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128

LSHTM
Keppel Street
London
WC1E 7HT
United Kingdom

Tel.
0207 299 4762

I joined LSHTM as a research degree student in 2012. Before starting my PhD, I implemented public health interventions in New York City and internationally in the NGO sector.  My first degree is in Anthropology and I have a Masters in Public Health from Boston University.

Affiliations

Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology
Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health

Centres

Health in Humanitarian Crises Centre

Research

My research interests center on understanding perceptions and behaviours in relation to vaccination in humanitarian contexts. I am particularly interested in perceptions of new vaccines and sociocultural factors driving uptake and refusal in target populations. I am also interested in practitioner perspectives on the feasibility, effectiveness and sustainability of such interventions in said contexts. My PhD research explores such issues with respect to oral cholera vaccination among internally displaced persons in South Sudan.

 

Research Area
Conflict
Health promotion
Risk
Health workers
Environmental Health
Ethics
Evaluation
Outbreaks
Discipline
Anthropology
Epidemiology
Social Sciences
Disease and Health Conditions
Diarrhoeal diseases
Infectious disease
Emerging Infectious Disease
Tropical diseases
Country
Ethiopia
Kenya
Sierra Leone
South Sudan
Region
Sub-Saharan Africa (all income levels)

Selected Publications

Perceptions of oral cholera vaccine and reasons for full, partial and non-acceptance during a humanitarian crisis in South Sudan.
Peprah, D. ; Palmer, J.J. ; Rubin, G.J. ; Abubakar, A. ; Costa, A. ; Martin, S. ; Perea, W. ; Larson, H.J. ;
Vaccine
Public toilets and their customers in low-income Accra, Ghana
Peprah, D.; Baker, K.K.; Moe, C.; Robb, K.; Wellington, N.; Yakubu, H.; Null, C.
Environment and Urbanization
Disparities in access to over-the-counter nicotine replacement products in New York City pharmacies.
Bernstein, S.L. ; Cabral, L. ; Maantay, J. ; Peprah, D. ; Lounsbury, D. ; Maroko, A. ; Murphy, M. ; Shelley, D. ;
Am J Public Health
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