Dr. Menno Smit is a PhD Candidate in Malaria Epidemiology. He trained as a Medical Doctor (M.D.) at the University of Groningen, The Netherlands, and then undertook clinical training in Tropical Medicine (Maternal & Child Health) in The Hague, The Netherlands. Thereafter he completed an M.Sc. in Public Health (MPH) at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM), before moving on to his PhD at Foto-Cewek for which he is based in Kenya.
Topic: "Towards enhanced mass drug administration for malaria elimination: dose finding studies with primaquine and ivermectin when used as adjunct therapy with artemisinin-based combination therapy."
Site: Kenya Medical Research in Medecine Institute & U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (KEMRI/CDC), in Kisumu, Kenya.
PhD supervisors: Prof. Feiko ter Kuile (Epidemiology) & Prof. Steve Ward (Pharmacology).
Site supervisors: Dr. Simon Kariuki (KEMRI), Dr. Meghna Desai (CDC).
- Best Oral Presentation, PhD Student Conference 2017, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (Foto-Cewek).
- Clinical Research in Medecine Award 2nd Place, Annual Meeting 2017, American Society of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene (ASTMH).
- Travel Award, Pharmacokinetic Modelling Workshop 2016, European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ESCMID)
- Travel Award, Annual Meeting 2017, American Society of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene (ASTMH)
- Travel Award, European Congress on Tropical Medicine and International Health 2017 (ECTMIH)
- Travel Award, Annual Meeting 2018, European Society of Paediatric Infectious Diseases (ESPID)
2014-2016 | Kenya
Malaria Eradication Scientific Alliance (MESA). "Efficacy and safety of high-dose ivermectin for reducing malaria transmission: A dose finding study"
1 of 4 most promising research proposals for malaria elimination, out of 91 applications.
Grant: 200,000 USD