Dr. Sandy Moore, MPH, PhD
Epidemiology and Molecular biology
Sandy is an epidemiologist and biologist with a PhD in Epidemiology, a Master’s degree in Public Health and a Master’s degree in Biological Sciences.
Since 2011, her work has primarily focused on infectious disease epidemiology in Sub-Saharan Africa. To understand the dynamics of cholera epidemics and identify cholera hotspots in Africa, she has also conducted epidemiological studies on cholera in Ivory Coast, Ghana, Togo, Benin, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Angola, Malawi, Kenya, Somalia and Ethiopia. In parallel, Sandy has also performed MLVA on Vibrio cholerae isolates collected throughout West Africa, DRC and Zambia and collaborated on a whole-genome sequencing study of the same samples.
In 2019, she produced guidance documents and tools for the development of National Cholera Control and Elimination Plans for the UNICEF East and Southern Africa Regional Office, in line with the GTFCC’s Global Roadmap aiming to end cholera by 2030. In response to the COVID-19 epidemic in Cameroon, she has provided technical support to Action Against Hunger for the contact tracing, rapid response and case investigation, infection prevention and control, and diagnostic testing strategies. In addition to her scientific skills, Sandy also speaks English, French and German.