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Dr Kalpana Sabapathy

Clinical Assistant Professor HCC

United Kingdom

I am a clinical epidemiologist and joined LSHTM in 2012. I have recently been awarded a Wellcome Trust post-doctoral fellowship to examine the hypertension in early adulthood in Zimbabwe. I am also PI on a study examining community approaches to improving detection and monitoring of high blood pressure in Zimbabwe, funded by the Medical Research Council.

I previously worked in HIV, as an investigator on the landmark HPTN 071 (PopART) trial, leading nested studies on the acceptability of the PopART testing and treatment interventions in Zambia and South Africa; as an Academic Clinical Fellow in genito-urinary medicine and HIV at Imperial College NHS Trust; and as field doctor and later HIV Advisor for Medecins Sans Frontieres.

I maintain clinical practice as a part-time GP in the NHS. I have recently returned to full-time work at LSHTM after several years working part-time focusing instead on clinical practice and my young daughter. I mentor in the LSHTM mentorship programme, serve on the LSHTM Employment Model Review Programme Board and am committed to promoting equality, diversity and inclusion in academia.

Affiliations

Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology and International Health
Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health

Centres

Centre for Evaluation
Centre for Global Chronic Conditions

Teaching

I teach on Masters modules and short courses including LSHTM Extended Epidemiology (previously course co-organiser), Basic Epidemiology, Design and Analysis of Epidemiological studies, Epidemiology and Control of Infectious Diseases, Intensive Course on Epidemiological Methods Short course.

I supervise a DrPH student (Dr. Eun Seok Kim - Integrated prevalence study of Schistosomiasis and soil-transmitted Helminthiasis, identification of risk factors for Hookworm persistence, and impact of fatty meal co-administration and double-dosing on Albendazole effectiveness among school aged children in Mayuge district, Uganda: Implications for the Mayuge NTDs Elimination (MANE) Project). I am on the advisory committee for a PhD student (Ms. Rumbi Gumbie - Integrating sexual and reproductive health into clinic-based HIV services in Zimbabwe (TSIME)).

Research

Cardiovascular disease prevention and management in primary care settings in low and middle-income countries; community models of health service provision for cardiovascular risk reduction; increasing access to HIV testing and treatment and universal testing and treatment as prevention.

Research Area
Epidemiology
Clinical research
Randomised controlled trials
Public health
Clinical medicine
Implementation science
Disease and Health Conditions
Hypertension
Non-communicable diseases
Cardiovascular diseases
HIV/AIDS
Sexually transmitted infections
Soil transmitted helminths
Country
Zimbabwe
South Africa
Zambia
Myanmar
United Kingdom
Region
Sub-Saharan Africa (all income levels)

Selected Publications

Prevalence of hypertension and high-normal blood pressure among young adults in Zimbabwe: findings from a large, cross-sectional population-based survey.
SABAPATHY, K; Mwita, FC; Dauya, E; Bandason, T; SIMMS, V; DZIVA CHIKWARI, C; DOYLE, AM; Ross, D; SHAH, A; HAYES, RJ; Schutte, AE; KRANZER, K; FERRAND, RA;
2023
The Lancet. Child & adolescent health
Achieving the UNAIDS 90-90-90 targets: a comparative analysis of four large community randomised trials delivering universal testing and treatment to reduce HIV transmission in sub-Saharan Africa.
SABAPATHY, K; Balzer, L; Larmarange, J; Block, L; FLOYD, S; Iwuji, C; Wirth, K; AYLES, H; Fidler, S; Kamya, M; Petersen, M; Havlir, D; Dabis, F; Moore, J; HAYES, R;
2022
BMC public health
HIV testing and treatment coverage achieved after 4 years across 14 urban and peri-urban communities in Zambia and South Africa: An analysis of findings from the HPTN 071 (PopART) trial.
FLOYD, S; Shanaube, K; Yang, B; SCHAAP, A; Griffith, S; PHIRI, M; MACLEOD, D; Sloot, R; SABAPATHY, K; BOND, V; Bock, P; AYLES, H; Fidler, S; HAYES, R; HPTN 071 (PopART) study team,;
2020
PLoS medicine
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; Piwowar-Manning, E; Kosloff, B; James, A; Skalland, T; Wilson, E; Emel, L; MACLEOD, D; Dunbar, R; Simwinga, M; Makola, N; BOND, V; Hoddinott, G; Moore, A; Griffith, S; Deshmane Sista, N; ... HPTN 071 (PopART) Study Team,
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; HPTN 071 (PopART) Study Team,;
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; HPTN 071 (PopART) study team,;
2017
Journal of the International AIDS Society
Linkage to care: a step on the path, but not the destination.
SABAPATHY, K; HAYES, R;
2016
The lancet HIV
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
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