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Dr Anita Ramesh

BA MS PhD

Research Fellow
Infectious Disease Epidemiology

Room
RM 127, Keppel Street

LSHTM
Keppel Street
London
WC1E 7HT
United Kingdom

Tel.
+44 (0)20 7612 7903

BA, Biology: St.Olaf College, Northfield, MN, USA

MS, Epidemiology: Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA, USA

PhD, Epidemiology:  LSHTM Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology (DIDE/EPH), London, UK

 

Previously worked as an infectious disease epidemiologist on an adult immunizations (influenza, pneumococcal) demonstration project with the Minnesota Department of Health via the Emerging Infections Program (EIP), US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Affiliations

Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology
Department of Clinical Research
Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health

Centres

Health in Humanitarian Crises Centre

Teaching

Teaching:

Current or past teaching: Analysis and Design of Research Studies (ADRS); Designing Disease Control Programmes in Developing Countries (DDCPDC); Epidemiology and Control of Communicable Diseases (ECCD); Introduction to Disease Agents and their Control (IDAC); Short Course in Intensive Course in Epidemiology and Medical Statistics (ICEMS).

PhD supervision: Advisory Committee

MSc supervision: Desk- and field-based projects

 

Other:

Deputy Editor, Emerging Themes in Epidemiology (www.ete-online.com)

Research

Current:

Zika, chikungunya, and dengue virus infection in Aedes aegypti and Culex quinquefasciatus and associations with clinical outcomes related to Zika virus in Recife, Brazil, 2015 – 2017. [PI]

Position: Principal Investigator. Partners: LSHTM, Ministry of Health’s Instituto Aggeu Magalhaes (IAM/FIOCRUZ), Filariasis Control Program of Olinda, Secretary of Health of Olinda. Funders: US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Zika Epidemic Response, 2016-18.

 

Zika, chikungunya, and dengue virus infection in Aedes aegypti and Culex quinquefasciatus and associations with clinical outcomes related to Zika virus in Recife, Brazil, 2015 – 2016. [Co-PI]

Position: Co-Principal Investigator. Partners: LSHTM, IAM/FIORCURZ Filariasis Control Program of Recife, Secretary of Health of Olinda, Microcephaly Epidemic Research Group. Funders: The Wellcome Trust / Enhancing Research Activity in Epidemic Situations (ERAES), 2016-17. IAM/FIOCRUZ of Pernambuco (Brazilian Ministry of Health).


Development of Xenomonitoring System for Lymphatic Filariasis Elimination in Recife, Brazil

Position: Research Fellow (personal fellowship). Partners: LSHTM, Ministry of Health’s Instituto Aggeu Magalhães (IAM/FIOCRUZ), Filariasis Control Program of Olinda, Secretary of Health of Olinda. Funders: ‘Bright Young Talent’ Fellowship, Science without Borders (Brazilian Ministry of Science, Innovation, and Technology and The British Council), 2015-18.


Investigation Of HEV Transmission Dynamics And Epidemic Evolution To Improve Outbreak Control Efforts Among Emergency Affected Populations

Position: Co Investigator. Partners: US CDC Emergency Response and Recovery Branch/Center for Global Health, LSHTM, United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR). Funders: UK Department for International Development (DfID) and The Wellcome Trust via Enhanced Learning and Research for Humanitarian Assistance (ELRHA) / R2HC: Research into Humanitarian Crises/ Rapid Response Stream, 2015 - 2017.

 

Recent/Past:

An Evidence Review Of Research On Health Interventions In Humanitarian Crises.

Position: Research Fellow. Partners: LSHTM, Harvard University, Overseas Development Institute (ODI). Funders: DfID and The Wellcome Trust (via ELRHA)


Other Interests:

Neglected tropical diseases (e.g., LF, dengue); arboviruses (e.g., chikungunya, yellow fever); urban disease surveillance; entomology; water/sanitation/hygiene (WASH); environmental risk factors.

Research Area
Complex interventions
Conflict
Environment
Helminths
Hygiene
Insects
Parasites
Risk
Surveillance
Systematic reviews
Viruses
Water
Disease control
Environmental Health
Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
Migration
Natural disasters
Outbreaks
Spatial analysis
Vector control
Discipline
Molecular epidemiology
Epidemiology
GIS/Spatial analysis
Parasitology
Vector biology
Entomology
Disease and Health Conditions
Infectious disease
Trachoma
Dengue
Emerging Infectious Disease
Hepatitis
Lymphatic filariasis
Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs)
Tropical diseases
Vector borne disease
Zoonotic disease
Country
Brazil
Region
East Asia & Pacific (developing only)
Latin America & Caribbean (all income levels)

Selected Publications

Evidence on public health interventions in humanitarian crises.
Blanchet, K. ; Ramesh, A. ; Frison, S. ; Warren, E. ; Hossain, M. ; Smith, J. ; Knight, A. ; Post, N. ; Lewis, C. ; Woodward, A. ; Dahab, M. ; Ruby, A. ; Sistenich, V. ; Pantuliano, S. ; Roberts, B. ;
2017
Lancet
The impact of climate on the abundance of Musca sorbens, the vector of trachoma.
Ramesh, A. ; Bristow, J. ; Kovats, S. ; Lindsay, S.W. ; Haslam, D. ; Schmidt, E. ; Gilbert, C. ;
2016
Parasit Vectors
Prospective birth cohort in a hyperendemic dengue area in Northeast Brazil: methods and preliminary results.
Braga, C. ; Albuquerque, M.d.e. .F. ; Cordeiro, M.T. ; Castanha, P.M. ; Ramesh, A. ; Alexander, N. ; Mello, M.J. ; Marques, E.T. Jr; Martelli, C.M. ;
2016
Cad Saude Publica
The impact of climatic risk factors on the prevalence, distribution, and severity of acute and chronic trachoma.
Ramesh, A. ; Kovats, S. ; Haslam, D. ; Schmidt, E. ; Gilbert, C.E. ;
2013
PLoS Negl Trop Dis
An evidence review of research on health interventions in humanitarian crises. Final Report
Blanchet, K.; Roberts, B.; Sistenich, V.; Ramesh, A.; Frison, S.; Warren, E.; Hossain, M.; Knight, A.; Lewis, C.; Smith, J.
2013
Final Report
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