Clara is an epidemiologist specialised in survey implementation, data quality assurance, data collection, quantitative analysis, spatial analysis, and capacity building. She is a research degree student at LSHTM in the Faculty of Infectious and Tropical Diseases.
Clara’s PhD studies focus on creating high-resolution risk maps of active trachoma prevalence (as measured by trachomatous inflammation—follicular (TF) in children aged 1–9 years) using geospatial modelling methods.
Clara is also the Senior Epidemiologist for RTI International on the US Agency for International Development (USAID) funded Act to End NTDs | East program, a global flagship initiative to help endemic countries fight NTDs. In this role, she supports population-based disease-specific surveys including those utilising electronic data collection platforms. Clara serves on the epidemiological support team for Tropical Data, supporting national programmes to collect scientifically robust and standardised NTD prevalence data, allowing interventions for disease elimination to be targeted and prioritised.
Before joining LSHTM and RTI International she oversaw the collection, validation, and use of spatial data for USAID’s Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS) Program. She received her masters in public health from the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia.