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Dr Joseph Timothy

BSc MSc PhD

Assistant Professor
Spatial Epidemiology - NTDs and Emerging Infections

Room
401

LSHTM
Keppel Street
London
WC1E 7HT
United Kingdom

Originally a neuroscientist working on bipolar disorder and now an infectious disease epidemiologist. My research is focused on NTDs and emerging infectious diseases in sub-Saharan Africa. I am also part of the UK Public Health Rapid Support Team (UKPHRST) and this work has also involved working in Southeast Asia.

Affiliations

Department of Disease Control
Faculty of Infectious and Tropical Diseases

Teaching

I am the organiser of the MSc module Spatial Epidemiology in Public Health (3135) alongside Rachel Pullan. I also teach on introduction to disease agents and control (3125) focusing on IDM-NTDs (Buruli ulcer, leprosy, lymphatic filariasis and yaws) and on the Short Course on Tropical Dermatology.

Research

My main research interest is developing new operational approaches for case detection and patient management for NTDs with a particular focus on those presenting with stigmatizing skin lesions (Buruli ulcer, cutaneous leishmaniasis, leprosy, lymphatic fialariasis and yaws). I currently lead a project to assess disease burden and access to care for persons affected by lymphatic filariasis in collaboration with CSRS and the Ministry of Health in Cote d'Ivoire. I am also part of the SHARP research group at LSHTM working on health system interventions for stigmatizing skin diseases in Ethiopia and Ghana.

I also work on surveillance methods for emerging infections with a focus on filoviruses. I am leading a UKPHRST-funded project on using non-invasive serological tools to undestand exposure and transmission of ebolavirus infections in Guinea. Within the wider scope of this work this project we are also conducting ecological surveys of wildlife species alongside longitdunal surveillance in local communities to better understand factors leading to zoonotic exposure events.

All of this work tends to involve a some degree of spatial methods to help understand what is going on and maximise the use of available date.

Research Area
Complex interventions
Health systems
Disease control
Evaluation
Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
Inequalities
Implementation research
Spatial analysis
Discipline
Epidemiology
GIS/Spatial analysis
Operational research
Disease and Health Conditions
Emerging Infectious Disease
Lymphatic filariasis
Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs)
Skin disease
Buruli Ulcer
Yaws
Ebola
Country
Ethiopia
Ghana
Guinea
Liberia
Malawi
Region
Sub-Saharan Africa (developing only)

Selected Publications

Mapping suitability for Buruli ulcer at fine spatial scales across Africa: A modelling study.
Simpson H; Tabah EN; Phillips RO; Frimpong M; Maman I; Ampadu E; Timothy J; Saunderson P; Pullan RL; Cano J
2021
PLoS neglected tropical diseases
Longitudinal antibody and T cell responses in Ebola virus disease survivors and contacts: an observational cohort study.
Thom R; Tipton T; Strecker T; Hall Y; Akoi Bore J; Maes P; Raymond Koundouno F; Fehling SK; Krähling V; Steeds K
2021
The Lancet. Infectious diseases
Epidemiologic and Genomic Reidentification of Yaws, Liberia
Timothy J; Beale MA; Rogers E; Zaizay Z; Halliday KE; Mulbah T; Giddings RK; Walker SL; Thomson NR; Kollie KK
2021
Emerging Infectious Diseases
Methods and Approaches for Buruli Ulcer Surveillance in Africa: Lessons Learnt and Future Directions.
Timothy JWS; Pullan RL; Yotsu RR
2021
Methods in molecular biology (Clifton, N.J.)
The prevalence of scabies in Monrovia, Liberia: A population-based survey.
Collinson S; Timothy J; Zayzay SK; Kollie KK; Lebas E; Candy N; Halliday KE; Pullan R; Fallah M; Walker SL
2020
PLoS neglected tropical diseases
\"Buruli ulcer and leprosy, they are intertwined\": Patient experiences of integrated case management of skin neglected tropical diseases in Liberia.
Prochazka M; Timothy J; Pullan R; Kollie K; Rogers E; Wright A; Palmer J
2020
PLOS NEGLECTED TROPICAL DISEASES
A community-based validation of the International Alliance for the Control of Scabies Consensus Criteria by expert and non-expert examiners in Liberia.
Walker SL; Collinson S; Timothy J; Zayzay SK; Kollie KK; Candy N; Lebas E; Halliday K; Pullan R; Fallah M
2020
PLOS NEGLECTED TROPICAL DISEASES
Early transmission and case fatality of Ebola virus at the index site of the 2013-16 west African Ebola outbreak: a cross-sectional seroprevalence survey.
Timothy JWS; Hall Y; Akoi-Boré J; Diallo B; Tipton TRW; Bower H; Strecker T; Glynn JR; Carroll MW
2019
The Lancet. Infectious diseases
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