Ellen M.H. Mitchell, PhD is a Public Health Fellow in the unit of Mycobacterial and Neglected Tropical Diseases led by Professor Epco Hasker at the Institute of Tropical Medicine (ITM) in Antwerp since October 2019.  Prior to that, she worked at KNCV TB Foundation for ten years. Ellen started out squarely in the Social Sciences frame studying ethnography and politics of public health during her training at Oberlin (’91) and Tulane (‘95, ‘01) and as a Fulbright in Ecuador (’98). Over time she has gravitated toward a version of social epidemiology that mixes tools and hybrid strategies for solving TB problems. Ellen is happiest working in multidisciplinary, multi-country teams to tackle questions about TB risk – not only who and where, but why and what are we doing about it. This has led her to dig into TB stigma, active case-finding, TB mortality measurement, gender, and invite some re-thinking of TB orthodoxies. She has a thing for shiny new ideas, tools, and methods.

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