Dr. Alison Krentel* PhD MSc BA

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Dr. Alison Krentel* PhD MSc BA
Assistant Professor

Scientist, Bruyère Research Institute

Office: 613-562-6262 ext. 2954
Work E-mail: akrentel@bruyere.org

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Biography

Alison Krentel completed her postgraduate studies at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine receiving her PhD in Public Health (2008) and her MSc in Public Health in Developing Countries (1999). She is an Assistant Professor in the School of Epidemiology, Public Health and Preventive Medicine at the University of Ottawa, a scientist at Bruyère Research Institute, and an Honorary Research Fellow at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. Prior to coming to Ottawa, Alison worked as a consultant for UNICEF, the German government (GIZ) and nongovernmental organizations. She is a founding member of the Canadian Steering Group for Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs).

Alison’s main area of research interest and expertise involves understanding and facilitating community acceptance of new health initiatives for the control and elimination of infectious diseases, specifically neglected tropical diseases. She is interested in identifying ways to improve community participation in public health programmes, understanding patterns of non-participation and crafting mixed methods research and interventions to improve uptake. Her current research involves understanding the motivations and the stresses of community health workers and how to build more supportive community programs to enhance their performance. Most recently Alison has worked as part of a multinational team to assess the safety, efficacy and acceptability of a new treatment regimen for lymphatic filariasis in five countries. Alison currently works with WHO-TDR in the development of a toolkit for implementation research.

Fields of Interest

  • Community Engagement
  • Neglected Tropical Diseases
  • Implementation Research
  • Mixed Methods
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