Carlton Evans is a
-Professor of Global Health at Imperial College London, UK;
-Honorary Consultant Physician specialising in infectious diseases at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, UK;
-Professor of Research at Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, Peru.
Leading a multi-disciplinary research team IFHAD: Innovation For Health And Development (www.ifhad.org).
Research is focused on developing and evaluating novel, equitable, practical strategies for tackling poverty and preventing associated tuberculosis in resource-constrained settings. See publications: https://goo.gl/CUYV9G.
Setting. Most of this research takes place in Peru, with collaborative research sites in several other countries.
Impacts include strengthening global policy and practice in tuberculosis:
-integration with psycho-socioeconomic interventions.
Capacity building involves mentoring and partnering with a dynamic research team including interns, PhD and Masters students in an international training network.
Collaborations in addition to the above list include:
-The Peruvian Ministry of Health;
-Asociacion Benefica PRISMA, Peru;
-Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, USA;
-Tulane University, USA;
-The London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, UK; Tulane
and is coordinated with Imperial College London, UK.
Funding is gratefully acknowledged from multiple sponsors including:
-The Wellcome Trust;
-The Joint Global Health Trials consortium (MRC, DFID, & Wellcome Trust);
-Imperial College National Institutes of Health Research Biomedical Research Centre;
-The Foundation for Innovative New Diagnostics (FIND);
-The Sir Halley Stewart Trust;
-The World Health Organization;
-The World Bank;
-The STOP TB partnership’s TB REACH initiative funded by the Government of Canada and;
-The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation; and
-The charity fund IFHAD: Innovation For Health And Development.
Please send an email enquiry for further information or if you are interested in working with or supporting IFHAD.
Datta S, Evans CA, 2019, Healthy survival after tuberculosis, Lancet Infectious Diseases, Vol:19, ISSN:1473-3099, Pages:1045-1047
Saunders M, Evans C, A household-level score to predict the risk of tuberculosis among contacts of patients with tuberculosis: derivation and external validation prospective cohort studies, Lancet Infectious Diseases, ISSN:1473-3099
et al., 2019, Evaluation of the tuberculosis culture color plate test for rapid detection of drug susceptible and drug-resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis in a resource-limited setting, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Plos One, Vol:14, ISSN:1932-6203
et al., 2019, Active and passive case-finding in tuberculosis-affected households in Peru: a 10-year prospective cohort study, Lancet Infectious Diseases, Vol:19, ISSN:1473-3099, Pages:519-528
et al., 2019, Optimising fluorescein diacetate sputum smear microscopy for assessing patients with pulmonary tuberculosis, Plos One, Vol:14, ISSN:1932-6203