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Specialisation

biostatistics, viral hepatitis, HIV, sexually transmitted infections, psychosocial health

Research interests

As a biostatistician with an infectious disease background, my main research interest involves the application of statistical methods to complex datasets.

I have conducted and analyzed studies primarily on HIV and viral hepatitis co-infection, genetic variability of HBV in individuals living with HIV, HIV and cardiovascular complications, and sexually transmitted infections and sexual behavior.

My current line of research is expanding towards the larger public health implications of viral hepatitis infection. I have been examining ways in which elimination goals for viral hepatitis from the WHO and ECDC can be evaluated in the Netherlands. In collaboration with partners in the United States, France and Côte d'Ivoire, I have also been helping in the development of micro-simulation models in which the impact of earlier HBV treatment and HCC screening can be quantified in sub-Saharan Africa. 

In addition, I have been focusing on closing some of the gaps in knowledge regarding antimicrobial resistance. In collaboration with partners in France, we have been evaluating the sexual transmission of certain bacteria resistant to antibiotics and its potential contribution to their overall spread. We are also developing ways in which antibiotic knowledge can be routinely monitored and improved.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, Université Pierre et Marie Curie Faculté de Médecine

Award Date: 31 Dec 2010

Master, University of Minnesota Twin Cities

Award Date: 31 Dec 2006

Bachelor, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Award Date: 31 May 2004

External positions

Senior Researcher, Stichting HIV Monitoring: -

1 Jan 2019 → …

Biostatistician, GGD Amsterdam

1 Jul 2017 → …

Keywords

  • QR355 Virology
  • RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine

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