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Professor Jimmy Whitworth

MD FMedSci FRCP FFPH DTM&H

Professor
of International Public Health

Room
122a

LSHTM
Keppel Street
London
WC1E 7HT
United Kingdom

Tel.
02079272418

Jimmy is a physician, qualifying from Liverpool University in 1979, and specialises in infectious diseases, epidemiology and public health. Previous roles include working in The Gambia for Save the Children Fund, and in Bo, Sierra Leone for the Medical Research Council, where he worked on ivermectin for onchocerciasis from 1986-1990. He was Team Leader for the Medical Research Council Programme on AIDS, based at the Uganda Virus Research Institute in Entebbe, from 1995 until 2002. Jimmy has been an academic staff member at both the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, where he was Professor of International Public Health from 1999-2004.

Previously Jimmy was Head of International Activities (2004-2013), and Population Health (2013-2015), at the Wellcome Trust where he was responsible for strategy, policy and developing the scientific portfolio for research on population science and public health research in the UK and in low and middle income countries.

Jimmy is a member of the Scientific Advisory Committee for WHO's R&D Blueprint for Action to Prevent Epidemics, a committee member of the Global Co-ordination Mechanism for R&D, the Expert Advisory Committee on Health Research for WHO Euro, and DTM&H examiner for the Royal College of Physicians.

Affiliations

Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health
Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology

Centres

Centre for Evaluation
Health in Humanitarian Crises Centre
Antimicrobial Resistance Centre

Teaching

Teaches on global public health, emerging infections and epidemics, onchocerciasis, hiv/malaria interactions to DTM&H and DTN students. Also teaches on Epidemiology and Control of Communicable Diseases, HIV, Malaria, and Study Design study units.

Research

Holds grants from Wellcome Trust and MRC on epidemics and outbreak response, and the population impact of Zika virus in Brazil.

Research Area
Clinical trials
Helminths
Parasites
Public health
Surveillance
Vaccines
Viruses
Water
Capacity strengthening
Disease control
Evaluation
Global Health
Natural disasters
Outbreaks
Implementation research
Randomised controlled trials
Vector control
Discipline
Epidemiology
Operational research
Parasitology
Disease and Health Conditions
Eye diseases
HIV/AIDS
Infectious disease
Malaria
Measles
Meningitis
Neurological disease
Pandemic diseases
Dengue
Emerging Infectious Disease
Hospital acquired infection
Influenza
Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs)
Respiratory disease
Tropical diseases
Vector borne disease
Zoonotic disease
Country
Brazil
Sierra Leone
Uganda
Region
East Asia & Pacific (developing only)
Europe & Central Asia (all income levels)
Latin America & Caribbean (developing only)
Least developed countries: UN classification
Middle East & North Africa (developing only)
South Asia
Sub-Saharan Africa (developing only)

Selected Publications

Routine versus clinically driven laboratory monitoring of HIV antiretroviral therapy in Africa (DART): a randomised non-inferiority trial.
DART Trial Team, .; Mugyenyi, P.; Walker, A.S.; Hakim, J.; Munderi, P.; Gibb, D.M.; Kityo, C.; Reid, A.; Grosskurth, H.; Darbyshire, J.H.; Ssali, F.; Bray, D.; Katabira, E.; Babiker, A.G.; Gilks, C.F.; Grosskurth, H.; Munderi, P.; Kabuye, G.; Nsibambi, D.; Kasirye, R.; Zalwango, E.; Nakazibwe, M.; Kikaire, B.; Nassuna, G.; Massa, R.; Fadhiru, K.; Namyalo, M.; Zalwango, A.; Generous, L.; Khauka, P.; Rutikarayo, N.; Nakahima, W.; Mugisha, A.; Todd, J.; Levin, J.; Muyingo, S.; Ruberantwari, A.; Kaleebu, P.; Yirrell, D.; Ndembi, N.; Lyagoba, F.; Hughes, P.; Aber, M.; Lara, A.M.; Foster, S.; Amurwon, J.; Wakholi, B.N.; Whitworth, J.; Wangati, K.; Amuron, B.; Kajungu, D.; Nakiyingi, J.; Omony, W.; Fadhiru, K.; Nsibambi, D.; Khauka, P.; Mugyenyi, P.; Kityo, C.; Ssali, F.; Tumukunde, D.; Otim, T.; Kabanda, J.; Musana, H.; Akao, J.; Kyomugisha, H.; Byamukama, A.; Sabiiti, J.; Komugyena, J.; Wavamunno, P.; Mukiibi, S.; Drasiku, A.; Byaruhanga, R.; Labeja, O.; Katundu, P.; Tugume, S.; Awio, P.; Namazzi, A.; Bakeinyaga, G.T.; Katabira, H.; Abaine, D.; Tukamushaba, J.; Anywar, W.; Ojiambo, W.; Angweng, E.; Murungi, S.; Haguma, W.; Atwiine, S.; Kigozi, J.; Namale, L.; Mukose, A.; Mulindwa, G.; Atwiine, D.; Muhwezi, A.; Nimwesiga, E.; Barungi, G.; Takubwa, J.; Murungi, S.; Mwebesa, D.; Kagina, G.; Mulindwa, M.; Ahimbisibwe, F.; Mwesigwa, P.; Akuma, S.; Zawedde, C.; Nyiraguhirwa, D.; Tumusiime, C.; Bagaya, L.; Namara, W.; Kigozi, J.; Karungi, J.; Kankunda, R.; Enzama, R.; Latif, A.; Hakim, J.; Robertson, V.; Reid, A.; Chidziva, E.; Bulaya-Tembo, R.; Musoro, G.; Taziwa, F.; Chimbetete, C.; Chakonza, L.; Mawora, A.; Muvirimi, C.; Tinago, G.; Svovanapasis, P.; Simango, M.; Chirema, O.; Machingura, J.; Mutsai, S.; Phiri, M.; Bafana, T.; Chirara, M.; Muchabaiwa, L.; Muzambi, M.; Mutowo, J.; Chivhunga, T.; Chigwedere, E.; Pascoe, M.; Warambwa, C.; Zengeza, E.; Mapinge, F.; Makota, S.; Jamu, A.; Ngorima, N.; Chirairo, H.; Chitsungo, S.; Chimanzi, J.; Maweni, C.; Warara, R.; Matongo, M.; Mudzingwa, S.; Jangano, M.; Moyo, K.; Vere, L.; Mdege, N.; Machingura, I.; Katabira, E.; Ronald, A.; Kambungu, A.; Lutwama, F.; Mambule, I.; Nanfuka, A.; Walusimbi, J.; Nabankema, E.; Nalumenya, R.; Namuli, T.; Kulume, R.; Namata, I.; Nyachwo, L.; Florence, A.; Kusiima, A.; Lubwama, E.; Nairuba, R.; Oketta, F.; Buluma, E.; Waita, R.; Ojiambo, H.; Sadik, F.; Wanyama, J.; Nabongo, P.; Oyugi, J.; Sematala, F.; Muganzi, A.; Twijukye, C.; Byakwaga, H.; Ochai, R.; Muhweezi, D.; Coutinho, A.; Etukoit, B.; Gilks, C.; Boocock, K.; Puddephatt, C.; Grundy, C.; Bohannon, J.; Winogron, D.; Gibb, D.M.; Burke, A.; Bray, D.; Babiker, A.; Walker, A.S.; Wilkes, H.; Rauchenberger, M.; Sheehan, S.; Spencer-Drake, C.; Taylor, K.; Spyer, M.; Ferrier, A.; Naidoo, B.; Dunn, D.; Goodall, R.; Darbyshire, J.H.; Peto, L.; Nanfuka, R.; Mufuka-Kapuya, C.; Kaleebu, P.; Pillay, D.; Robertson, V.; Yirrell, D.; Tugume, S.; Chirara, M.; Katundu, P.; Ndembi, N.; Lyagoba, F.; Dunn, D.; Goodall, R.; McCormick, A.; Lara, A.M.; Foster, S.; Amurwon, J.; Wakholi, B.N.; Kigozi, J.; Muchabaiwa, L.; Muzambi, M.; Weller, I.; Babiker, A.; Bahendeka, S.; Bassett, M.; Wapakhabulo, A.C.; Darbyshire, J.H.; Gazzard, B.; Gilks, C.; Grosskurth, H.; Hakim, J.; Latif, A.; Mapuchere, C.; Mugurungi, O.; Mugyenyi, P.; Burke, C.; Jones, S.; Newland, C.; Pearce, G.; Rahim, S.; Rooney, J.; Smith, M.; Snowden, W.; Steens, J.M.; Breckenridge, A.; McLaren, A.; Hill, C.; Matenga, J.; Pozniak, A.; Serwadda, D.; Peto, T.; Palfreeman, A.; Borok, M.; Katabira, E.;
2010
Lancet
HIV prevalence and incidence are no longer falling in southwest Uganda: evidence from a rural population cohort 1989-2005
Shafer, L.A.; Biraro, S.; Nakiyingi-Miiro, J.; Kamali, A.; Ssematimba, D.; Ouma, J.; Ojwiya, A.; Hughes, P.; van der Paal, L.; Whitworth, J.; Opio, A.; Grosskurth, H.
2008
AIDS
Understanding sexual behaviour change in rural southwest Uganda: A multi-method study
Pool, R.; Kamali, A.; Whitworth, J. A. G.
2006
Aids Care-Psychological and Socio-Medical Aspects of Aids/Hiv
Feasibility and effectiveness of cotrimoxazole prophylaxis for HIV-1-infected adults attending an HIV/AIDS clinic in Uganda
Watera, C.; Todd, J.; Muwonge, R.; Whitworth, J.; Nakiyingi-Miiro, J.; Brink, A.; Miiro, G.; Antvelink, L.; Kamali, A.; French, N.; Mermin, J.
2006
Jaids-Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes
Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) in developing countries.
French, N.; Kaleebu, P.; Pisani, E.; Whitworth, J.A.;
2006
Ann Trop Med Parasitol
Effect of malaria on HIV-1 progression and transmission.
Whitworth, J.A.; Hewitt, K.A.;
2005
Lancet
The effect of malaria on mortality in a cohort of HIV-infected Ugandan adults.
Quigley, M.A.; Hewitt, K.; Mayanja, B.; Morgan, D.; Eotu, H.; Ojwiya, A.; Whitworth, J.A.;
2005
Trop Med Int Health
A randomized controlled safety and acceptability trial of dextrin sulphate vaginal microbicide gel in sexually active women in Uganda.
Bakobaki, J.M. ; Lacey, C.J. ; Bukenya, M.I. ; Nunn, A.J. ; McCormack, S. ; Byaruhanga, R.N. ; Okong, P. ; Namukwaya, S.W. ; Grosskurth, H. ; Whitworth, J.A. ;
2005
AIDS
Aetiology of sexually transmitted infections and response to syndromic treatment in southwest Uganda.
Pickering, J.M.; Whitworth, J.A.; Hughes, P.; Kasse, M.; Morgan, D.; Mayanja, B.; Van der Paal, L.; Mayaud, P.;
2005
Sex Transm Infect
Dental treatment needs of children in a rural subcounty of Uganda
Nalweyiso, N.; Busingye, J.; Whitworth, J.; Robinson, P. G.
2004
International Journal of Paediatric Dentistry
Transmission of HIV-1 infection in sub-Saharan Africa and effect of elimination of unsafe injections
Schmid, G. P.; Buve, A.; Mugyenyi, P.; Garnett, G. P.; Hayes, R. J.; Williams, B. G.; Calleja, J. G.; de Cock, K. M.; Whitworth, J. A.; Kapiga, S. H.; Ghys, P. D.; Hankins, C.; Zaba, B.; Helmer, R.; Boerma, J. T.
2004
Lancet
HIV-1 subtype dynamics over 10 years in a rural Ugandan cohort
Yirrell, D. L.; Kaleebu, P.; Morgan, D.; Hutchinson, S.; Whitworth, J. A.
2004
International Journal of STD and AIDS
HIV-1 disease progression and fertility: the incidence of recognized pregnancy and pregnancy outcome in Uganda
Ross, A.; van der Paal, L.; Lubega, R.; Mayanja, B. N.; Shafer, L. A.; Whitworth, J.
2004
AIDS
23-Valent pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine in HIV-infected Ugandan adults: 6-year follow-up of a clinical trial cohort.
Watera, C.; Nakiyingi, J.; Miiro, G.; Muwonge, R.; Whitworth, J.A.; Gilks, C.F.; French, N.;
2004
AIDS
The natural history of HIV-1 and HIV-2 infections in adults in Africa: a literature review.
Jaffar, S.; Grant, A.D.; Whitworth, J.; Smith, P.G.; Whittle, H.;
2004
Bull World Health Organ
Helminth Infection Is Not Associated with Faster Progression of HIV Disease in Coinfected Adults in Uganda.
Brown, M.; Kizza, M.; Watera, C.; Quigley, M.A.; Rowland, S.; Hughes, P.; Whitworth, J.A.; Elliott, A.M.;
2004
J Infect Dis
Why Does HIV Infection Not Lead to Disseminated Strongyloidiasis?
Viney, M.E.; Brown, M.; Omoding, N.E.; Bailey, J.W.; Gardner, M.P.; Roberts, E.; Morgan, D.; Elliott, A.M.; Whitworth, J.A.;
2004
J Infect Dis
The impact of attending a behavioural intervention on HIV incidence in Masaka, Uganda.
Quigley, M.A.; Kamali, A.; Kinsman, J.; Kamulegeya, I.; Nakiyingi-Miiro, J.; Kiwuwa, S.; Kengeya-Kayondo, J.F.; Carpenter, L.M.; Whitworth, J.A.;
2004
AIDS
Can Population Differences Explain the Contrasting Results of the Mwanza, Rakai, and Masaka HIV/Sexually Transmitted Disease Intervention Trials?: A Modeling Study.
White, R.G.; Orroth, K.K.; Korenromp, E.L.; Bakker, R.; Wambura, M.; Sewankambo, N.K.; Gray, R.H.; Kamali, A.; Whitworth, J.A.; Grosskurth, H.; Habbema, J.D.; Hayes, R.J.;
2004
J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr
Effect of malaria on HIV-1 progression and transmission
Whitworth, J. A. G.; Hewitt, K. A.
2004
Lancet
Syndromic management of sexually-transmitted infections and behaviour change interventions on transmission of HIV-1 in rural Uganda: a community randomised trial
Kamali, A.; Quigley, M.; Nakiyingi, J.; Kinsman, J.; Kengeya-Kayondo, J.; Gopal, R.; Ojwiya, A.; Hughes, P.; Carpenter, L. M.; Whitworth, J.
2003
Lancet
Social marketing of pre-packaged treatment for men with urethral discharge (Clear Seven) in Uganda
Jacobs, B.; Kambugu, K. S. K.; Whitworth, J. A. G.; Ochwo, M.; Pool, R.; Lwanga, A.; Tifft, S.; Lule, J.; Cutler, J. R.
2003
International Journal of STD and AIDS
Incidence of visual loss in rural southwest Uganda
Mbulaiteye, S. M.; Reeves, B. C.; Mulwanyi, F.; Whitworth, J. A. G.; Johnson, G.
2003
British Journal of Ophthalmology
Harnessing the senga institution of adolescent sex education for the control of HIV and STDs in rural Uganda.
Muyinda, H.; Nakuya, J.; Pool, R.; Whitworth, J.
2003
AIDS Care-Psychological and Socio-Medical Aspects of AIDS/HIV
Child survival in relation to mother's HIV infection and survival: evidence from a Ugandan cohort study
Nakiyingi, J. S.; Bracher, M.; Whitworth, J. A. G.; Ruberantwari, A.; Busingye, J.; Mbulaiteye, S. M.; Zaba, B.
2003
AIDS
Mansonella perstans infection in a cohort of HIV-infected adults in Uganda
Brown, M.; Nkurunziza, P.; Pickering, J.; Khaukha, P.; Kizza, M.; Mawa, P.; Watera, C.; Whitworth, J.; Elliott, A.
2003
Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
Why does HIV infection not lead to disseminated strongyloidiasis?
Viney, M.E.; Brown, M.; Omoding, N.E.; Bailey, J.W.; Gardner, M.P.; Roberts, E.; Morgan, D.; Elliott, A.; Whitworth, J.A.G.
2003
Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
Gender, Risk And Alcohol: Perceptions From Rural Uganda
Bufumbo, L.; Wolff, B.; Busza, J. ; Whitworth, J.
2003
13th Iinternational Conference on AIDS and STI in Africa
Inter and intra-genetic intersubtype HIV-1 recombination in rural and semi-urban Uganda
Yirrell, D. L.; Kaleebu, P.; Morgan, D.; Watera, C.; Magambo, B.; Lyagoba, F.; Whitworth, J. A. G.
2002
AIDS
Cryptococcal infection in a cohort of HIV-1-infected Ugandan adults
French, N.; Gray, K.; Watera, C.; Nakiyingi, J.; Lugada, E.; Moore, M.; Lalloo, D.; Whitworth, J. A. G.; Gilks, C. F.
2002
AIDS
Balancing rigour and acceptability: the use of HIV incidence to evaluate a community-based randomised trial in rural Uganda
Mitchell, K.; Nakamanya, S.; Kamali, A.; Whitworth, J. A.
2002
Social Science and Medicine
Rapid selection of chemokine receptor gene variants by HIV in Africa? (Brief Communication)
Ramaley, P. A.; French, N.; Kaleebu, P.; Gilks, C. F.; Whitworth, J. A. G.; Hill, A. V. S.
2002
Nature
HIV and child mortality: evidence from surveillance studies in Uganda, Tanzania and Malawi
Zaba, B.; Marston, M.; Nakiyingi, J.; Whitworth, J.; Ruberantwari, A.; Urassa, M.; Issingo, R.; Mwaluko , G.; Crampin, A.; Floyd, S.; Nyondo, A.; Bracher, M.
2002
Measure Evaluation working paper, WP-03-74
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