Dr Anita Ramesh
BA MS PhD
Infectious Disease Epidemiology
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).
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
Deputy Editor, Emerging Themes in Epidemiology (www.ete-online.com)
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.
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)
Neglected tropical diseases (e.g., LF, dengue); arboviruses (e.g., chikungunya, yellow fever); urban disease surveillance; entomology; water/sanitation/hygiene (WASH); environmental risk factors.