Dr Maria Ruperez
BRCCH Consortium Member
London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
Dr Maria Ruperez, MD PhD DTMH is a medical doctor and researcher at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM). She has an MSc in Tropical Medicine and Hygiene at LSHTM and completed her PhD in Medicine at the University of Barcelona in 2016. She has since worked at the Manhica Health Research Centre (CISM) in Mozambique, the Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGobal), the University of Cambridge and Imperial College. She has been leading and conducting numerous epidemiological studies and trials in Sub-Saharan Africa. She joined LSHTM in 2018 as Research Fellow in Epidemiology of TB/HIV and she is currently coordinating the TREATS project in Zambia and South Africa which aims to measure the impact of an HIV/TB preventive intervention in the community on the burden of TB, funded by EDCTP. She is also module organiser and lecturer at LSHTM’s MSc programme since 2019. Her research focuses mainly in HIV and TB in low-income settings, but, due to recent COVID-19 pandemic, her interest has broadened to study COVID-19 and its impact in vulnerable populations.