Tom Wingfield

Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine

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I am a physician and NIHR Academic Clinical Lecturer in Infectious Diseases. From February 2012-2015, I undertook a PhD entitled Preventing tuberculosis in high risk people with the Innovation For Health And Development team led by Dr Carlton Evans of Imperial College London, which works with 32 impoverished shantytown communities in north Lima, Peru, to improve TB prevention and control. During my time in Peru, I evaluated the economic effects of accessing “free” TB care, was part of the WHO task force on catastrophic costs of TB treatment, and led a Household Randomized-controlled Evaluation of a Socioeconomic Intervention to Prevent TB (HRESIPT). This research showed that socioeconomic support including conditional cash transfers improved rates of TB preventive therapy uptake and increased TB treatment success. I am expanding my research further as a post-doctoral investigator to evaluate the best methods of delivering socioeconomic support to TB-affected households in diverse low-resource settings.

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