Dr Mphatso Phiri

I’m a Malawian medical doctor with broad interests in infectious disease research. I hold an MBBS from University of Malawi, College of Medicine; and an MSc in Epidemiology from London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine funded through a Wellcome Trust Master’s Fellowship in Public Health and Tropical Medicine (2017-2021). I also have professional training in economic evaluation.

I’m fascinated by methodological issues related to designing and evaluation of complex public health interventions.

My research involves using mathematical and statistical modelling methods to:

1) define the magnitude and consequences of under-engagement in TB active case finding interventions among men and youth;

2) define and pilot optimal strategies to increase uptake of TB active case finding interventions among men and youth in Malawi and Kenya. Findings from this work will contribute towards global End TB 2035 strategy efforts to find the millions of missing TB cases, most of whom are men.

I’m primarily based at Malawi-Liverpool-Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Programme, in Blantyre, Malawi, where I’ve been based since 2016. I’m excited to work with Dr Peter MacPherson (LSTM) and Dr Katherine Horton (LSHTM). Outside of my academic life, I’m an avid soccer fan and amateur hiker.