• Clinical Instructor, Global Health
  • Senior Research Technical Advisor, Centre for Infectious Disease Research in Zambia (CIDRZ)
Anjali Sharma

United Kingdom

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Anjali Sharma is a qualitative researcher based at the Centre for Disease Research Zambia (CIDRZ). Anjali mentors junior scientists on writing manuscripts on subjects as diverse as menstrual health management, home-based births, development of innovative phlebotomy boxes, engagement in HIV care, vaccinations and cholera. Her main research study at the moment is examining different models of delivering ART to make recommendations for effectiveness (Viral load suppression), cost-effectiveness and efficiencies. Anjali currently also works closely with I-TECH Ukraine to disseminate the results of their HIV-related work. Anjali is setting up a social science research group in CIDRZ and welcomes student placement here.

  • ScD (Johns Hopkins University)
  • BA (Davidson College)
Country Affiliations 
  • Bengali
  • Hindi
Health Topics 
  • Adult Mortality
  • Bioethics
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Cervical Cancer
  • Child and Adolescent Health (incl. Pediatrics)
  • Chronic Disease (incl. Cardiovascular, Diabetes)
  • Clinical Mentoring
  • COVID-19
  • Diarrheal Diseases
  • Drug and Vaccine Development
  • Health Interventions
  • Health Policy
  • Health Promotion
  • Health Systems Strengthening and Human Resources Development
  • Health Technologies
  • Immunizations
  • Implementation Science
  • Leadership and Organizational Development
  • Maternal Child Health (incl. Reproductive Health)
  • Medical Anthropology
  • Mental Health
  • Mobile Health (mHealth)
  • Non-Communicable Diseases
  • Operations Research
  • Qualitative Research and Methods
  • Quality Improvement
  • Research
  • Sexuality
  • Social Determinants of Health
  • Sociobehavioral
  • Sociology
  • TB
  • Tobacco, Alcohol, and Drug Use
  • Urban Health

Chinyama J, Chipungu J, Rudd C, Mwale M, Verstraete L, Sikamo C, Mutale W, Chilengi R, Sharma A. Menstrual hygiene management in rural schools of Zambia: a descriptive study of knowledge, experiences and challenges faced by schoolgirls. BMC public health. 2019 Dec;19(1):16.

Tampi RP, Tembo T, Mukumba-Mwenechanya M, Sharma A, Dowdy DW, Holmes CB, Bolton-Moore C, Sikazwe I, Tucker A, Sohn H. Operational characteristics of antiretroviral therapy clinics in Zambia: a time and motion analysis. BMC health services research. 2019 Dec;19(1):244.

Tefera F, Barnabee G, Sharma A, Feleke B, Atnafu D, Haymanot N, O’Malley G, Feleke G. Evaluation of facility and community-based active household tuberculosis contact investigation in Ethiopia: a cross-sectional study. BMC health services research. 2019 Dec;19(1):234.

Mulenga T, Moono M, Mwendafilumba M, Manasyan A, Sharma A. Home deliveries in the capital: a qualitative exploration of barriers to institutional deliveries in peri-urban areas of Lusaka, Zambia. BMC pregnancy and childbirth. 2018 Dec;18(1):203.

Topp SM, Sharma A, Chileshe C, Magwende G, Henostroza G, Moonga CN. The health system accountability impact of prison health committees in Zambia. International journal for equity in health. 2018 Dec;17(1):74.

Topp SM, Mwamba C, Sharma A, Mukamba N, Beres LK, Geng E, Holmes CB, Sikazwe I. Rethinking retention: Mapping interactions between multiple factors that influence long-term engagement in HIV care. PloS one. 2018 Mar 14;13(3):e0193641.

Kassie GM, Belay T, Sharma A, Feleke G. Promoting local Ownership: lessons learned from Process of Transitioning clinical Mentoring of hiV care and Treatment in ethiopia. Frontiers in Public Health. 2018 Feb 5;6:14.