Katie Shuford is a Policy Officer in the Department of Health Policy.
Katie has a multi-disciplinary background in public health research and international development, with a focus on sub-Saharan Africa. Prior to joining LSE, she worked on various research consultancies with the Health Economics Group at Imperial College alongside co-founding and leading the research activities for a digital health start-up.
Katie has conducted a range of mixed methods research for clients in the humanitarian and development sectors working in thematic areas of health, education, refugees and forced displacement, and digital technologies. She has also worked in infectious disease epidemiology at Imperial College, as well as the US Centers for Disease Control (CDC), where her research focused primarily on community perceptions, acceptance and compliance of mass treatment interventions for malaria and neglected tropical diseases.
Katie is currently part of the LSE team working on the African Health Observatory - Platform on Health Systems and Policies (AHOP). The partnership includes WHO’s African Health Observatory, the European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies and leading research institutions in Ethiopia, Kenya, Nigeria, Rwanda and Senegal, with further expansion planned. The Platform seeks to promote evidence-informed policy-making in the African region by synthesising existing research and generating new evidence on health systems performance.
MPH, Imperial College London
BSc in 'Medicine, Health & Society' and French, Vanderbilt University, USA