Toyin Togun is an Associate Professor at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM), London, UK, and a clinician-scientist in the Vaccines & Immunity Theme at the MRC Unit The Gambia at the LSHTM (MRCG at LSHTM). He is the Co-Director of the LSHTM Tuberculosis (TB) Centre, and he is also elected to Fellowship through distinction of the UK Faculty of Public Health.
His area of interest is in global health and implementation research that is centred on the discovery and practical applications of new tools and strategies to improve the diagnosis and management of TB in high burden settings, with particular interest in childhood TB.
Toyin had his medical training in Nigeria, and completed a Masters’ degree in Public Health in Developing Countries at the LSHTM. His MRC clinical PhD training fellowship was an immuno-epidemiological project in childhood TB that centred on the interface between clinical assessment, diagnostic algorithms and discovery of diagnostic biomarkers. He completed a Steinberg Global Health Postdoctoral fellowship in the Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics & Occupational Health at McGill University, Montreal, Canada.
Currently, he is the work package leader for childhood TB within the EDCTP-funded West African Network of Excellence for TB, AIDS and Malaria (WANETAM) consortium, and he led a Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF)-supported project that has established a multi-country and inter-disciplinary platform for research on post-TB lung health in children and adolescents in West Africa
He is currently a member of the College of Experts for the Africa Research Excellence Fund, and an Academic Editor of the PLOS Global Public Health journal. Toyin is also a member of the Child and Adolescent TB Working Group of the World Health Organization.
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