LSTM has announced the appointment of Professor Shabbar Jaffar as Head of the Department of International Public Health from 1st July 2015.
He will succeed Professor Imelda Bates who has been acting Head of the department since 2012, and will now be focussing on the expansion of LSTM’s Capacity Research Unit.
A Professor of Epidemiology, Professor Jaffar comes to LSTM with over 20 years’ experience in various epidemiological studies and randomized trials in Africa. Most recently he was Director of the Global Non-Communicable Diseases Centre at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. His main interests include HIV, HIV/TB, health services/optimizations research and cryptococcal meningitis.
LSTM’s Professor David Lalloo, Dean of Clinical Sciences and International Public Health said: “I am delighted to announce Professor Jaffar’s appointment and we look forward to working with him.”