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Infectious Diseases Epidemiologist

Carina King

Research coordinator

Infectious Diseases Epidemiologist

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About me

I'm an Infectious Diseases Epidemiologist, with a focus on paediatric pneumonia diagnosis, treatment and management in sub-Saharan Africa. I've worked in Malawi since 2012 on various research projects, including vaccine effectiveness studies, piloting and re-designing novel diagnostic techonologies, and developing predictive algorithms to improve treatment decision making. I am particularly interested in clinical research conducted at the community level. 

Research description

I am currently working on emergency care for children within primary healthcare settings in Malawi, to improve the identification of severely sick children, and understanding the referral pathways. I also co-lead a project in Nigeria with the aim of reducing pneumonia-specific mortality in children in Lagos and Jigawa states. 

Education

  • Arena Associate Fellow Teaching Qualification, University College London, 2016
  • PhD Infectious Epidemiology, Imperial College London, 2012
  • MSc Control of Infectious Diseases, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, 2009
  • BA Biological Sciences, Oxford Univerisity, 2008
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