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Ms Nayantara Wijayanandana

BA MA MSc

Research Degree Student

LSHTM
Keppel Street
London
WC1E 7HT
United Kingdom

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.

Affiliations

Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health
Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology

Centres

Mathematical Modelling of Infectious Diseases

Teaching

DL Tutor for Basic Epidemiology, Basic Statistics, Communicable Disease Control.

DL MSc Project Supervision.

Research

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.

Research Area
Child health
Surveillance
Health workers
Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
Mobile technologies
Modelling
Discipline
Epidemiology
GIS/Spatial analysis
Mathematical modelling
Vector biology
Disease and Health Conditions
Malaria
Meningitis
Dengue
Country
Sri Lanka
Region
Middle East & North Africa (all income levels)
Middle East & North Africa (developing only)
South Asia
Sub-Saharan Africa (all income levels)