Nurilign Ahmed, MPH

U.S. Scholar, VECD 2016-17


Home Institution: London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
Fellowship Site: Rwanda-Zambia HIV Research Group
Research Topic: HIV

Ms. Ahmed will spend her fellowship year at Rwanda-Zambia HIV Research Group (RZHRG) in Lusaka under the mentorship of Fern Terris Prestholt, PhD, Susan Allen, MD, MPH and Graham Medley, PhD. Her research will focus on HIV self-test optimal interventions by incorporating user preferences, the use of Discrete Choice Experiments (DCEs) in Zambia, Malawi, and Zimbabwe.

Ms. Ahmed is a doctoral student in health economics and infectious disease modeling at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine-London United Kingdom. Her career in global health was motivated by a lifelong pursuit to advance healthcare systems through systematic impact driven approaches. Ms. Ahmed received her BS in Molecular Biology from the University of Wisconsin, Madison and her MPH in Global Health at Emory University. After completing her MPH, Ms. Ahmed worked in Zambia and Rwanda, implementing health intervention programs. Ms. Ahmed aspires to expand her doctoral training to the scale-up of new infectious disease prevention, diagnosis, and treatment technologies in low-income countries.