Ms Nayantara Wijayanandana
BA MA MSc
Research Degree Student
I joined LSHTM as a Research Degree Student in January 2016 part-time while working at Sanofi Pasteur as Regional Epidemiologist AMESA (Africa, Middle-East, South Asia) on dengue and meningitis disease burden studies.
My prior health work experience includes working at the Malaria Consortium, The World Bank, Tufts-New England Medical Centre, and the Public Health Department of the Municipal Council in Colombo, Sri Lanka.
I did my MSc at LSHTM in PHDC in August 2007. I also have a MA in Communications & Technology at Georgetown University, and a BA in Biology from Clark University.
As an epidemiologist, I have focused exclusively on infectious disease epidemiology, specifically in Malaria, Dengue, and Meningitis. My research interests have also been in e-Health/mHealth initiatives, surveillance system strenthening, and projects working with community health workers.
DL Tutor for Basic Epidemiology, Basic Statistics, Communicable Disease Control.
DL MSc Project Supervision.
Tutor for SME, STEPH.
I am doing my PhD research project on dengue epidemiology in Sri Lanka: I am focusing on the transmission dynamics of dengue looking at the spatial heterogeneity, the transmission intensity, and the impact of population mobility.