Jens Levy

Senior Epidemiologist

Jens Levy is a Senior Epidemiologist with over 16 years of experience with international infectious disease research and another 8 years prior to that in Chronic Disease Epidemiology. Now at KNCV, since June 2016, Jens provides technical assistance to National TB programs and pursues his surveillance and research interests in data science, TB infection transmission and disease modelling and sub-national TB prevalence estimation.

Jens’ began his career in Epidemiology at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health before going on to earn his doctorate at the University of North Carolina. There he did his dissertation on the cardiovascular effects of particulate air pollution. Between 2004 and 2008 Jens worked on antiretroviral therapy (ART) scale-up in Zambia. Thereafter, he has worked on Influenza, Dengue and Chikungunya with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and then the Armed Forces Research Institute of Medicine in Bangkok, Thailand.

Recent publications

Gurung SC, Dixit K, Rai B, Dhital R, Paudel PR, Acharya S, Budhathoki G, Malla D, Levy JW, et al.’ Comparative Yield of Tuberculosis during Active Case Finding Using GeneXpert or Smear Microscopy for Diagnostic Testing in Nepal: A Cross-Sectional Study; Trop Med Infect Dis. 2021 Apr 14;6(2):50. Abstract.


Rai B, Dixit K, Aryal TP, Mishra G, Siqueira-Filha NT, Levy JW, Rest JV et al. Developing Feasible, Locally Appropriate Socioeconomic Support for TB-Affected Households in Nepal. Trop Med Infect Dis. 2020;5(2):98. Abstract


Vo LNQ, Forse RJ, Codlin AJ, Vu TN, Le GT, Levy J et al. A comparative impact evaluation of two human resource models for community-based active tuberculosis case finding in Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam. BMC Public Health. 2020;20(1):934. Abstract


Dixit K, Rai B, Prasad Aryal T, Mishra G, Levy JW, van Rest J et al. Research protocol for a mixed-methods study to characterise and address the socioeconomic impact of accessing TB diagnosis and care in Nepal. Wellcome Open Res.2020;5:19. Abstract


Gurung SC, Rai B, Dixit K, Worrall E, Levy JW et al. How to reduce household costs for people with tuberculosis: a longitudinal costing survey in Nepal. Health Policy Plan. 2020 Dec 20:czaa156. Abstract


Gurung SC, Dixit K, Rai B, Levy JW, van Rest J et al. The role of active case finding in reducing patient incurred catastrophic costs for tuberculosis in Nepal. Infect Dis Poverty. 2019 Dec 3;8(1):99. Abstract


Vo LNQ, Codlin AJ, Forse RJ, Nguyen NT, Levy J et al. Evaluating the yield of systematic screening for tuberculosis among three priority groups in Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam. Infect Dis Poverty. 2020 Dec 9;9(1):166. Abstract

 

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