Collaborators

Rachel Brathwaite, BSc, MSc, PhD
Consultant at London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
Rachel has a PhD in Epidemiology and Population Health from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and an MSc in Applied Epidemiology from the University of Nottingham, UK. She has experience working on epidemiological research projects doing quantitative data collection and analysis and on systematic reviews. She has done research on smoking in sub-Saharan Africa and among migrants and ethnic minority groups in Europe, and currently exploring ways to prevent and improve care for skin infections and kidney disease among people who inject drugs in the UK.As a consultant for RESPOND, Rachel is working on a systematic review to synthesize evidence on the barriers and enabling factors to effective continuity of care for hypertension in low and middle-income countries.

 

Pink Yellow Me (Maria and Dobri)
Collaborator at London School of Hygiene and Tropical MedicinePink Yellow Me (PYM) is a creative duo from Bulgaria. Maria is visual artist with more than 10 years of experience in the creative industry, while Dobri is the strategic mind. More information on www.pinkyellowme.com

As a collaborator for RESPOND, PYM was responsible for creating RESPOND logo.

 

Hugo Leyva
Collaborator at London School of Hygiene and Tropical MedicineHugo is a visual artist passionate for graphic design and Information Technology. He holds an MSc in Communication from the University of Havana (Cuba) and a Diploma of Instructor of Plastic Arts from the Escuela Nacional de Instructores de Arte Eduardo Garcia Delgado, (Havana, Cuba).

As a collaborator for RESPOND, Hugo is responsible for creating images, infographics and leaflets, for RESPOND to engage with the project participants.

 

Connie Longmate
Student at University of North CarolinaConnie is a third-year undergraduate studying for a BSc degree in Public Health in the Department of Health Policy and Management, Gillings School of Global Public Health, with a specific interest in global health policy. Connie spent more than two months shadowing the RESPOND team in London and under the supervision of Benjamin Palafox contributed to a systematic literature review synthesising global evidence from interventions designed to address disparities in hypertension management and outcomes.

Connie has spent few months with the RESPOND team to shadow them. She also contributed to RESPOND by conducting the second extraction of a systematic literature review investigating interventions that have been conducted to address disparities in hypertension globally, under the supervision of Benjamin Palafox.

 

Avanti Rangnekar
Student at University of Tennessee, KnoxvilleAvanti is a fourth-year premedical undergraduate student pursuing a degree in Economics and Philosophy with specific interests in health economics and public health ethics. Avanti spent two months at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine shadowing the Health Policy and System Research Team on an initiative building universal consensus around competencies for the field under the supervision of Dina Balabanova and in conjunction with Health Systems Global, a professional society for health policy and systems research.

During this two months, Avanti also contributed to RESPOND by serving as a second reviewer for a systematic literature review of frameworks used to conceptualise pathways of individuals diagnosed with cardiovascular diseases, under the supervision of Maureen Seguin.

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