Rukhsana Ahmed, MD MtroPaed, PhD is a clinical epidemiologist and Research Associate at the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, UK. Her research interests are focused on malaria in pregnancy studies and malaria diagnostics. She enjoys field research and have managed the clinical trial STOPMiP as the co-Principal Investigator in collaboration with the Eijkman Institute for Molecular Biology, Jakarta. Prior to it, she managed malaria epidemiology projects covering rural areas in Papua province and south west Sumba district and maternal health project in Cianjur, west Java. She has completed studies on malaria rapid diagnostics in Indonesia and another study on LAMP Pan Malaria kits in detecting malaria in pregnant women. Rukhsana understands the working culture in Asian countries and has added ten years of collaboration experience with stakeholders in Indonesia. Besides Indonesia, she has carried out operational malaria research in India. Currently she is the Principal Investigator of a study on first trimester dihydroartemisinin-piperaquine exposure in pregnant women being conducted in Papua, Indonesia funded by Medicines for Malaria Venture (MMV).
She grew up in the Maldives, obtained her medical degree in Pakistan and completed postgraduate paediatric medical training in Sydney, Australia. She has worked as Specialist Paediatrician in the United Arab Emirates before she came to the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, UK (LSTM) to do her Masters in Tropical Paediatrics and her PhD studies in tropical infectious disease at LSTM. With her clinical background and Asian experience she has developed an ability to foster the challenges of doing clinical trials and operational research in resource limited areas.
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