I am working in global public health, with current interests in biosocial understandings of disease, the social and political roots of health inequalities, hard to reach communities and sustainable development. My PhD work at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) is in global health and development looking at the Maasai response to MDA for trachoma in Tanzania. I am interested more broadly in the contribution of social science to NTD and emerging infection control research, and global health policy tackling health inequalities.
I hold a BS in Nutrition from the University of Delaware and MPH focused on social and behavioural change from Boston University. I have been working in Tanzania since 2004 initially on HIV prevention research clinical trials and more recently in eye health including trachoma and microbial keratitis. In addition to teaching on distance learning courses at LSHTM also hold a faculty position at Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Centre in Moshi Tanzania where I teach and supervise Masters students. Prior to being in Tanzania, I worked at Massachusetts General Hospital on schizophrenia clinical trials and behaviour change studies.