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Dr Lindsey Wu

PhD

Honorary Assistant Professor
Epidemiology

LSHTM
Keppel Street
London
WC1E 7HT
United Kingdom

I currently hold a position at the WHO Global Malaria Programme, where I am involved in vaccine and monoclonal antibody R&D, but maintain an honorary position at LSHTM.

I have been affiliated with LSHTM since 2011, completing an MSc Public Health from 2011-2013, an MRC-funded PhD in Malaria Epidemiology from 2014-2018, and a Research Fellow post from 2018-2020. Prior to LSHTM, I worked for over 5 years as a policy analyst in global health financing. I have also held research roles at the MRC Centre for Outbreak Analysis and Modelling at Imperial College London and the Worldwide Antimalarial Resistance Network (WWARN) at the University of Oxford. I have a Bachelor's of Applied Science in Bioengineering and BA Economics from the University of Pennsylvania and an MSc from the London School of Economics.

Affiliations

Department of Infection Biology
Faculty of Infectious and Tropical Diseases

Centres

Malaria Centre

Teaching

I teach and supervise on various courses related to immunology, epidemiology, and statistics for the MSc Immunology of Infectious Diseases, as well as modules on Vector Biology and Vector-Parasite Interactions, Epidemiology and Control of Malaria, and Basic Epidemiology. I have tutored on the Distance Learning course Principles of Biostatistics and Epidemiology. 

Research

My research spans diagnostics, trial design, and surveillance strategies for malaria. I have been involved in adapting infectious disease models for malaria surveillance by national malaria control programmes in Vietnam, Peru, Indonesia, Laos and Cape Verde. My work has also involved the development of multiplexed immuno-assays for malaria surveillance and trial evaluation. These have included a mass drug administration study in The Gambia, as well as a cluster randomised trial in the Zambezi Region, Namibia, assessing reactive mass drug administration and vector control. I have also conducted a number of meta-analyses comparing the sensitivity of commonly used malaria diagnostics (PCR, rapid diagnostic tests, microscopy and serology).

Research Area
Clinical trials
Diagnostics
Surveillance
Vaccines
Bayesian Analysis
Immunisation
Randomised controlled trials
Discipline
Epidemiology
Immunology
Vaccinology
Disease and Health Conditions
Malaria
Country
The Gambia
Indonesia
Laos
Namibia
Peru
Vietnam
Region
East Asia & Pacific (developing only)
Latin America & Caribbean (developing only)
Sub-Saharan Africa (developing only)