Dr Kalpana Sabapathy
Clinical Assistant Professor HCC
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.
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)).
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.