David J. Jeffries PhD. Principal Consultant Dr Jeffries is the head of statistics and modeling at the Medical Research Council Research Institute in The Gambia. He has worked in Africa for almost 20 years, where he has been involved in clinical trials, bioinformatics; evaluating vaccines and modeling for infectious diseases. This included developing projections during the recent Ebola outbreak as part of the rapid response for the sub-region.
Warren Stevens, PhD, - Head of Economics Dr. Stevens is formerly faculty at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. Between 2000-2006 he led the Health Economics Research Program at the Medical Research Council Tropical Disease Research Institute in the Gambia, West Africa. He has also been a member of the World Health Organization Global Malaria Program Technical Working Group on Cost-effectiveness Methodology, and has been an Expert Advisor for the World Health Organization Vaccines group, the World Bank, the Global Alliance on Improving Nutrition, the Global Fund, USAID and UNICEF.
Kristian Thorlund, PhD, MSc - Principal Consultant Dr. Thorlund is a Professor of Medicine and Statistics at McMaster University. He is a trained biostatistician with a specialty in Bayesian statistics, meta-analysis methods, and clinical trial monitoring. He has many publications related to network meta-analysis and systematic reviews, and has taught multiple professional workshops on these topics. He also serves as external expert reviewer and advisor to the Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health on network meta-analysis. He recently led the first guidelines at WHO to utilize Bayesian approaches (hepatitis C and HIV).
Steve Kanters, MSc, BSc - Senior Statistician Mr. Kanters is a trained biostatistician with 10 years of experience in statistical research and over 5 years of experience in global health research. His experience spans multiple diseases and regions, though HIV/AIDS studies (cohort, randomized controlled trials, and evidence synthesis) in sub-Saharan Africa, Asia, and North America. He has also taught undergraduate and graduate biostatistics courses in post-secondary institutions in Canada and sub-Saharan Africa. In 2015, he led the methodology aspect of the WHO guidelines in hepatitis C and HIV.
Suepattra May-Slater PHD – Head of Qualtiative Research Dr May-Slater is a trained medical anthropologist with over 10 years of experience in health services research. She received her PhD in medical anthropology from the University of California, Berkeley and her MPH from the University of Washington. She has extensive experience working across multiple chronic and infectious disease areas investigating how patients experience illness and healthcare.
Rebecca Goulding, PhD - Senior Research Associate Dr. Goulding is a Senior Research Scientist at Precision Global Health. She has over ten years’ research expertise in the life/biomedical sciences and cancer research within the global context. She has led projects on access to medicines and neglected disease R&D policy, working with organizations such as Results for Development, Universities Allied for Essential Medicines, and Mindset Social Innovation Foundation. Subsequently, she has worked for five years in systematic literature reviews and evidence synthesis, with content expertise in oncology, pharmacogenetics, epigenetics, and infectious diseases. Rebecca currently coordinates the Médecins Sans Frontières (Doctors Without Borders) Canada Association group.
Jeroen Jansen, PhD, MSc - Principal Consultant Dr. Jansen has more than 15 years of research and consulting experience in the field of health economics and outcomes research. Previously, he was a VP at Mapi and responsible for evidence synthesis and health economics. He is trained as an epidemiologist and began his career on maternal-child evaluations in Southern Africa. He is Adjunct Professor at Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston where he lectures in pharmacoeconomics. He led the development of the ISPOR/AMCP/NPC checklist to assess the validity of a network meta-analysis. Jeroen has published many peer-reviewed papers related to methods, epidemiology, evidence synthesis, and economic evaluations.
Dana Goldman, PhD - Principal Consultant Dr. Goldman holds the Leonard D. Schaeffer Director's Chair at the University of Southern California Schaeffer Center for Health Policy & Economics. He is a health policy advisor to the Congressional Budget Office and Covered California. In 2009, he was elected a member of the Institute of Medicine. He is a past recipient of the National Institute for Health Care Management Research Foundation award for excellence in health policy.
Robin Bailey MD, MRCP, DTM&H, PhD, FRCP – Principal Consultant Dr Bailey is the Professor of Tropical Medicine at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. His primary research interest is in the immunology, pathogenesis, and control of human ocular chlamydial infection. His field studies on single dose azithromycin led to the International Trachoma Initiative donation program, and his work on transmission of trachoma by flies has put latrine provision onto the agenda of control programs.
Anupam Jena, MD, PhD, - Principal Consultant Dr. Jena is an Associate Professor of health care policy and medicine at Harvard Medical School, as well as an attending physician at Massachusetts General Hospital, where he practices general inpatient medicine and teaches medical residents. He is one of a handful of professors holding both a PhD in economics and an MD. His work has been published in leading journals of economics, medicine, and health policy and has been featured several times in prominent news outlets such as the New York Times and Wall Street Journal.
Thanh Ton, PhD - Head, Epidemiology Dr. Ton served on the faculty in the Departments of Global Health and Neurology at the University of Washington. She has conducted global health research in Peru, Vietnam, Uganda and Kenya in collaboration with World Health Organization, local Ministries of Health, UNICEF, and NIH Fogarty International Center, culminating in publications in both non-communicable and communicable diseases