Frank van Leth

Dr. Frank van Leth is an experienced epidemiologist in the field of infectious diseases, with an emphasis on HIV and tuberculosis. He has a strong affinity for novel, yet contextually relevant, methodological approaches for capturing public health needs and designing appropriate interventions. Recent large projects include national surveys in Tanzania (tuberculosis prevalence, drug-resistance) and Bangladesh (tuberculosis prevalence), and multiple projects in the context of redefining the tuberculosis treatment delivery strategy in Tanzania. A current research projects assesses new epidemiological methodology for rapid assessment of antimicrobial resistance in urinary tract infections in Indonesia.

Besides his own research projects, Dr. van Leth is engaged in training and teaching of epidemiology and medical statistics to undergraduate, postgraduate and PhD students in the Netherlands and abroad. He serves as a member of the steering committee (epidemiology chair) of the European clinical research consortium TBNET. Dr. van Leth is associated-editor of The International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Diseases, associated-editor of the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, and former editor of The Open Infectious Diseases Journal.