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Sharon Cox


Dr Sharon Cox is a Professor of Epidemiology and Nutrition at Nagasaki University Graduate School of Topical Medicine and Global Health in Japan and holds a joint appointment as a Senior Lecturer at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM). Dr Cox trained at LSHTM with a Masters in Public Health Nutrition (1998) and a PhD comprising a clinical trial of low dose maternal vitamin A supplementation determining effects on immunity to malaria in pregnancy in Ghana (2003). Her research programme encompasses clinical and community based epidemiological studies of interactions between nutrition and disease pathophysiology and nutritional interventions, mainly in Sub-Saharan Africa. She has a successful track record of obtaining international research funding from bodies such as the Wellcome Trust .