737. View from the Epicenter
Session: Symposium: HIV and Tuberculosis: Twin Epidemics
Friday, October 21, 2011: 2:15 PM
Room: 253ABC

Helen Ayles, PhD, ZAMBART Project, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Lusaka, Zambia

Helen Ayles is a Senior lecturer in the Clinical Research Department in the Faculty of Infectious and Tropical Diseases at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, and the Director of the Zambia AIDS Related TB (ZAMBART) project in Lusaka, Zambia. After training in clinical infectious and tropical diseases in the UK, and working as medical officer at Kisiizi Hospital in Uganda, she trained in epidemiology at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. In 1998 she moved to Zambia where she has since lead the ZAMBART research team. Helenís research interest is in the combined epidemics of TB and HIV and in the evaluation of public health interventions. She is principal investigator for the ZAMSTAR study, a large community-randomised trial of interventions to reduce the prevalence of tuberculosis at community level, as part of the Consortium to Respond Effectively to the AIDS and Tuberculosis Epidemics (CREATE), funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. She is a co-investigator in charge of the evaluation of a complex public health intervention aimed at strengthening the primary health system in 3 rural districts of Zambia (BHOMA study) funded as part of the African Health Initiative by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation She also is an investigator on grants from European Union, DFID, WHO and the Dutch Development agency.

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