Large population based longitudinal studies of long-term conditions in low income Africa: a vision for the future
Professor Mia Crampin will deliver her inaugural lecture remotely from Malawi where she will discuss the importance of longitudinal population studies in Africa and her work on long-term conditions in Malawi.
In her inaugural lecture, Professor Mia Crampin will outline the importance of longitudinal population studies in Africa and will describe the resource being created at the Malawi Epidemiology and Intervention Research Unit for the study of long-term conditions in rural and urban Malawi and its accessibility for the wider research community.
This inaugural lecture will be hosted in Malawi. For colleagues and guests in the UK, this lecture will be screened in the John Snow Lecture Theatre at London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Keppel Street.
Mia is Professor of Epidemiology at LSHTM, Director of the Malawi Epidemiology and Intervention Research Unit, Professor of Global Health Epidemiology at the University of Glasgow and the Principal Investigator of the Wellcome-funded Healthy Lives Malawi longitudinal population study resource. Mia trained in medicine at the University of Manchester and completed her specialist training in Public Health after a period in clinical practice. She moved to Malawi in 1998 to take up a post at the, then, Karonga Prevention Study in the rural north. Her research interests have evolved during her time at LSHTM (and in Malawi) from the epidemiology of infectious diseases (principally HIV and TB) to long-term conditions more generally, including mental health and the programme has expanded to include urban as well as rural population health research platforms.