Dr Nzelle Delphine Kayem
Nzelle D. Kayem
UK Commonwealth PhD Scholar
Currently reading a DPhil in Clinical Medicine under the supervision of Professor Peter Horby and Dr Proochista Ariana; I am affiliated with the Epidemic diseases Research Group Oxford (ERGO) where I coordinate the Lassa in pregnancy studies. My research examines the epidemiology of the priority viral haemorrhagic fevers in pregnancy with a focus on Lassa fever in Southern Nigeria as well as evidence syntheses to evaluate gaps in the presently available evidence.
Epidemiology of epidemic-prone infectious diseases in vulnerable groups, understanding the socioecological dynamics that impede or promote the control of these diseases and finding context-specific solutions are areas of research that I find enthralling.
Prior to this, I worked with ISARIC on developing a training curriculum for Clinical Research During Outbreaks (CREDO) - a project co-funded by the TDR and the UK Public Health Rapid Support Team, and on a project exploring the feasibility of core outcome sets for congenital Zika syndrome. Additionally, I have worked as a clinical lead for a PEPFAR-funded paediatric HIV program in Tanga, Tanzania and as a physician in my native Cameroon as well as Tanzania and South Africa.
A standardised Phase III clinical trial framework to assess therapeutic interventions for Lassa fever
Olayinka AT. et al, (2022), PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases, 16, e0010089 - e0010089
Ebola virus disease in pregnancy: a systematic review and meta-analysis
Kayem ND. et al, (2021), Transactions of The Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
Lassa fever in pregnancy: a systematic review and meta-analysis
Kayem ND. et al, (2020), Transactions of The Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, 114, 385 - 396
A systematic review and meta-analysis of patient data from the West Africa (2013–16) Ebola virus disease epidemic
Rojek AM. et al, (2019), Clinical Microbiology and Infection, 25, 1307 - 1314
Clinical REsearch During Outbreaks (CREDO) Training for Low- and Middle-Income Countries.
Kayem ND. et al, (2019), Emerging infectious diseases, 25, 2084 - 2087