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Department of Land Economy

Environment, Law & Economics

Studying at Cambridge


Dr Goylette Chami


I am an Isaac Newton Trust fellow in Land Economy and Pathology. I also am a Junior Research Fellow in medical sciences at King's College Cambridge. I hold a PhD (2016) and MPhil from the University of Cambridge, and BA from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Research Interests

*Global health
-Geographical focus is sub-Saharan Africa; key study sites- Lake Victoria & Lake Albert in Uganda
-identification of morbidity attributable to human helminthiasis (worms)
-complex network analyses, particularly social networks but also spatial, transmission, and comorbidity networks
-RCTs and quasi-experimental analyses
-artefactual/behavioural experiments
-microeconometrics, health economics, 'big data' approaches

Key Publications

Chami G.F., Ahnert S.E., Kabaterine N.B., Tukahebwa E.M. Social network fragmentation and community health. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences U.S.A. 2017; In press.

Chami, G. F.,  Kontoleon A., Bulte E., Fenwick A., Kabatereine N., Tukahebwa E., Dunne D.W. Community-directed mass drug administration is undermined by status seeking in friendship networks and inadequate trust in health advice networks. Social Science & Medicine 2017; 183: 37-47.

Chami G.F., Kontoleon A., Bulte E., Fenwick A., Kabatereine N., Tukahebwa E., Dunne D.W.  Profiling nonrecipients of mass drug administration for schistosomiasis and hookworm infections: a comprehensive analysis of praziquantel and albendazole coverage in community-directed treatment in Uganda. Clinical Infectious Diseases. 2016;62:200-207.

Chami G.F., Fenwick A., Bulte E., Kontoleon A., Kabatereine N., Tukahebwa E., Dunne D.W. Influence of S. mansoni and hookworm infection intensities on anaemia in Ugandan villages. PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases. 2015;9:e0004193.

Chami G.F., Ahnert S.E., Voors M., Kontoleon A.A. Social network analysis predicts self-reported health and health behaviours in African villages. PLOS ONE. 2014; 9: e103500

Chami G.F., Molyneux D.H., Kontoleon A.A., & Dunne D.W. Exploring network theory for mass drug administration. Trends in Parasitology. 2013; 29:370-379