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Dr Kalpana Sabapathy

BSc(Intercal) MBBS MRCP MSc PhD

Assistant Professor
Clinical Epidemiologist

Room
112

LSHTM
Keppel Street
London
WC1E 7HT
United Kingdom

Tel.
020 7927 2155

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I have worked in global health as a clinician, researcher and implementer of innovative models of delivery to reduce health inequalities, by improving quality of care and access to health services in primary care settings in Africa and Asia, mainly for populations affected by or at risk of HIV. Since 2019 I have returned to clinical work in the UK and currently work part-time as a GP in addition to my role as Assistant Professor at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. I am now turning my research focus to the positive and negative impacts of remote consulting on health inequalities in the UK.

I was Associate Trial Co-ordinator of the HPTN 071 (PopART) trial (2012-2019) which is the largest HIV prevention trial to date. It was a cluster randomised trial in 21 communities in Zambia and South Africa, with a total population of ~1 million and a research cohort of 42,000 individuals. We demonstrated that a 20-30% reduction in population HIV incidence was achievable using a ‘universal testing and treatment’ intervention. I was PI of two nested studies within the trial examining factors associated with uptake of trial interventions.

I previously worked for Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) HIV Advisor for MSF in Amsterdam and had oversight of several HIV programmes in Africa and Asia. I was a member of MSF’s International HIV/AIDS Working Group which developed innovations to improve access to care for complex conditions in resource-limited settings, and worked with local teams on operational research to advocate for policy change in a number of countries. -: CLEANED :-

Affiliations

Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology
Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health

Research

Research Area
Clinical care
Complex interventions
Health inequalities
Health services research
Primary care
Public health
Sexual health
Systematic reviews
Capacity strengthening
Global Health
Implementation research
Randomised controlled trials
Discipline
Epidemiology
Medicine
Operational research
Disease and Health Conditions
HIV/AIDS
Sexually transmitted infection
Country
United Kingdom
Myanmar (Burma)
South Africa
Zambia
Zimbabwe
Region
World

Selected Publications

Effect of Universal Testing and Treatment on HIV Incidence - HPTN 071 (PopART).
Hayes RJ; Donnell D; Floyd S; Mandla N; Bwalya J; Sabapathy K; Yang B; Phiri M; Schaap A; Eshleman SH
2019
The New England journal of medicine
Is home-based HIV testing universally acceptable? Findings from a case-control study nested within the HPTN 071 (PopART) trial.
Sabapathy K; Mulubwa C; Mathema H; Mubekapi-Musadaidzwa C; Schaap A; Hoddinott G; Hargreaves J; Floyd S; Ayles H; Hayes R
2018
Tropical medicine & international health
Predictors of timely linkage-to-ART within universal test and treat in the HPTN 071 (PopART) trial in Zambia and South Africa: findings from a nested case-control study.
Sabapathy K; Mubekapi-Musadaidzwa C; Mulubwa C; Schaap A; Hoddinott G; Stangl A; Floyd S; Ayles H; Fidler S; Hayes R
2017
Journal of the International AIDS Society
Treatment outcomes from the largest antiretroviral treatment program in Myanmar (Burma): a cohort analysis of retention after scale-up.
Sabapathy K; Ford N; Chan KN; Kyaw MK; Elema R; Smithuis F; Floyd S
2012
Journal of acquired immune deficiency syndromes (1999)
Uptake of home-based voluntary HIV testing in sub-Saharan Africa: a systematic review and meta-analysis.
Sabapathy K; Van den Bergh R; Fidler S; Hayes R; Ford N
2012
PLoS medicine
A cohort analysis of treatment outcomes from the largest provider of antiretroviral treatment in Burma
Sabapathy K; Kyaw-Kyaw M; Smithuis F
2009
HIV medicine
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