• Affiliate Professor, Global Health
  • Deputy Director Neglected Tropical Diseases, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Seattle, WA
United States

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Simon Brooker is deputy director on the neglected tropical diseases (NTD) team at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, where he leads the foundation’s global strategy and goals on a portfolio of work that seeks to optimize the NTD delivery platform and leverage it for broader health. Prior to joining the foundation in 2015, Simon was Professor of Epidemiology and a Wellcome Trust Senior Research Fellow at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine where he conducted epidemiological, clinical trial and operational research on NTDs and malaria. He has worked extensively in Africa and Asia, including six years based at the Kenya Medical Research Institute-Wellcome Trust Research Programme in Nairobi, Kenya.

  • PhD (University of Oxford)
  • MSc (City University (London))
Country Affiliations 
Health Topics 
  • Child and Adolescent Health (incl. Pediatrics)
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Neglected Diseases, Tropical Medicine (incl. Parasites)
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Pullan RL, Halliday KE, Oswald WE, Mcharo C, Beaumont E, Kepha S, Witek-McManus S, Gichuki PM, Allen E, Drake T, Pitt C, Matendechero SH, Gwayi-Chore M-C, Anderson RM, Njenga SM, Brooker SJ & Mwandawiro CS (2019). Effects, equity, and cost of school-based and community-wide treatment strategies for soil-transmitted helminths in Kenya: a cluster-randomised controlled trial. The Lancet 393, 2039-2050.

Brooker SJ (2018). Soil-transmitted helminth treatment: multiple-drug regimens. Lancet Infectious Diseases 18, 698-699.

Kepha S, Nuwaha F, Nikolay B, Gichuki P, Mwandawiro C, Mwinzi P, Odiere M, Edwards T, Allen E & Brooker SJ (2016). Effect of repeated anthelminthic treatment on malaria in school children in Kenya: a randomized, open label, equivalence trial. Journal of Infectious Diseases 213, 266-275.

Brooker SJ, Nikolay B, Balabanova D & Pullan RL (2015). Global feasibility assessment of interrupting the transmission of soil-transmitted helminths: a statistical modelling study. Lancet Infectious Diseases 15, 941-950.

Halliday KE, Okello G, Turner EL, Njagi K, Mcharo C, Kengo J, Allen E, Dubeck MM, Jukes MCH & Brooker SJ (2014). Impact of intermittent screening and treatment for malaria among school children in Kenya: a cluster randomised trial. PLoS Medicine 11, e1001594.