Speakers info

My research uses rigorous spatial quantitative methods to study a range of epidemiological questions related to non-communicable disease, global health and low- and middle-income countries. I am a leading expert of the epidemiology and health burden of sickle-cell disease and other haemoglobinopathies. I assembled contemporary evidence to inform public health policies in order to better prevent and manage these disorders, and ultimately improving the quality of life of patients. I am an expert of haemoglobinopathies for the Global Burden of Disease (GBD) Study. More recently, I have focused on the impact of environmental factors on sickle cell disease and on national studies, including of sickle cell disease in India. My work was published in prestigious medical journals including The New England Journal of Medicine and The Lancet.