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Christina Mergenthaler

Department
Epidemiology
Title
Epidemiologist

In my position as a junior adviser within the epidemiology team, I offer my experience in data management, statistical analysis of quantitative data, infectious disease epidemiology and control in developing countries. 

Working at KIT provides many opportunities to apply these skills to a variety of infectious disease projects, although I am pleased to continue cultivating technical expertise in research projects focused on the many continuously evolving facets of tuberculosis case finding and control.

Projects

  • Electronic Case based Surveillance: Using predictive modelling and real-time data to plan Active TB Case Finding in Pakistan

    • Institute
    • Project

    Pakistan has one of the highest burdens of tuberculosis (TB) in the world, a disease that infected as many as 10 million people and caused 1.4 million deaths globally in 2019. Around a quarter of the world’s population are thought to be infected with latent TB. The disease can remain dormant for years, until, for example, the immune system is […]

  • Understanding Why Tuberculosis Cases are Missed in Bangladesh

    • Institute
    • Project

    In August 2017, a data analysis workshop was organised in Dhaka, Bangladesh, during which stakeholders from various Bangladeshi institutions – including BRAC, MSH and ICDDR Bangladesh – worked together to generate new hypotheses about where missing cases of TB are found, whom they may be, why they may be missed, and which solutions are needed […]

  • Improving Urban Access to Tuberculosis Services in Pakistan

    • Institute
    • Project

    KIT’s Centre for Applied Spatial Epidemiology (CASE) supported Pakistan’s National TB Programme in the collection of data on TB diagnostic and treatment centers in Khairpur and Islamabad Capital Territory. Summary A number of countries that attended the Bangkok workshop on the KIT’s MATCH Approach to tuberculosis (TB) care subsequently requested continued support to either a) […]

  • Addressing Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis in Kazakhstan

    • Institute
    • Project

    Kazakhstan is one of thirty countries prioritised by the WHO because of its high-burden of multi drug-resistant (MDR)-Tuberculosis (TB). Summary The Centre for Applied Spatial Epidemiology (CASE) of KIT Royal Tropical Institute was requested by The Global Fund to apply the MATCH Approach to tuberculosis care to support National Toxicology Programs in the Central Asian […]

  • Bangkok Workshop on the MATCH Approach to Tuberculosis Care in South & South-East Asia

    • Institute
    • Project

    The Centre for Applied Spatial Epidemiology (CASE) of KIT Royal Tropical Institute provided training in the MATCH Approach to tuberculosis (TB) programme staff who use data to improve programme effectiveness. Funded by the Global Fund, The Stop TB Partnership and the WHO Global TB Program, the CASE team traveled to Bangkok to facilitate the “Regional […]

  • Assessment of Tuberculosis under- or over-Reporting through Inventory Studies

    • Institute
    • Project

    We are assessing the completeness of tuberculosis notification data by retrospective analysis of multiple national tuberculosis databases in six selected EU/EEA Member States. This project will provide information on surveillance completeness and quality, an estimate of the incidence of tuberculosis and information on strengths and gaps in the national surveillance system in  six European countries. […]

Publications

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