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Prof. Gail Davey Brighton and Sussex Medical School, UK1 Talk
Professor Gail Davey is a global health epidemiologist specializing in Neglected Tropical Diseases in low-income country settings. Following training in epidemiology at Master and doctoral level at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, Davey moved to Ethiopia to work with national colleagues in the School of Public Health,... read moreAddis Ababa University. Over nine years in Addis Ababa, she supervised more than 40 Master theses and helped develop a PhD Public Health program.
In 2005, Davey initiated a multidisciplinary program of research into podoconiosis (non-filarial endemic elephantiasis). The program has covered distribution, aetiology (genetic, mineralogical and biochemical), consequences (economic, social and ethical), and management of disease (diagnosis, clinical staging, treatment, and health systems). To date, over 75 research articles and 10 reviews and book chapters have arisen from this program. In 2010, Davey returned to the UK on a Wellcome Trust University Award and since then has expanded podoconiosis research beyond Ethiopia and advocated for the condition at national and global level.