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Olimpia Lamberti

Olimpia Lamberti

Olimpia Lamberti

BSc, MSc

Research Assistant

I am a research assistant in the Chami group at the Big Data Institute (BDI) and, Clinical Trial Service Unit and Epidemiological Studies Unit (CTSU). I am interested in the epidemiology of schistosomiasis in sub-Saharan Africa and in particular in Uganda. 

Over 250m people are infected with schistosomiasis and over 700m people live in areas with ongoing transmission; 90% of this burden is in sub-Saharan Africa. My work seeks to better understand the determinants of treatment access and treatment effectiveness for schistosomiasis as well as the behavioural factors associated with increased transmission risk. To address the complexities of this research area, my studies combine methods from statistics and epidemiology.

I hold a BSc in Physics and Philosophy at King’s College London, graduating in 2018. I then undertook a Masters in Global Health and Epidemiology at the University of Oxford.