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Dr Joseph Timothy

BSc MSc PhD

Research Fellow
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 epidemiologist working on projects in West and East Africa (Ethiopia, Guinea, Liberia, Malawi).

Affiliations

Department of Disease Control
Faculty of Infectious and Tropical Diseases

Teaching

I currently teach on introduction to disease agents and control (3125) focusing on IDM-NTDs (Buruli ulcer, leprosy, lymphatic filariasis and yaws) and on the term 3 spatial epidemiology in public health (3135) module.

Research

My main research interest is developing new operational approaches for case detection and patient management for IDM-NTDs (Buruli ulcer, cutaneous leishmaniasis, leprosy, lymphatic fialariasis and yaws). I focus on developing new and cost-effective strategies for case finding and burden estimation using community health infrastructure. I also have a wider interest in all the health systems aspects that form part of the challenge of improving outcomes for IDM-NTD patients including health systems research and utilising social / implementation science approaches to better understand and optimise new interventions.

I am also interested in emerging infections, particularly non-invasive serological tools to undestand exposure and transmission of ebolavirus infections and 

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

Selected Publications

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
Circadian Disruptions in the Myshkin Mouse Model of Mania Are Independent of Deficits in Suprachiasmatic Molecular Clock Function
Timothy JWS; Klas N; Sanghani HR; Al-Mansouri T; Hughes ATL; Kirshenbaum GS; Brienza V; Belle MDC; Ralph MR; Clapcote SJ
2017
BIOLOGICAL PSYCHIATRY
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