• Affiliate Professor, Global Health
  • Senior Program Officer, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Seattle, WA
United States

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Simon Brooker is a senior program officer at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundatrion, provides strategic and technical guidance for the Foundation's global programs in neglected tropical diseases. 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 (LSHTM). His research interests focused on the epidemiology, geography and control of infectious diseases, including 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)
  • Child Mortality
  • Epidemiology
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Neglected Diseases, Tropical Medicine (incl. Parasites)
  • Trop. Med (incl. Parasites)

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.