PhD Epidemiology, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
MSc, Control of Infectious Diseases, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
BA, Natural Sciences, University of Cambridge
Ruth Ashton is an infectious disease epidemiologist. Her background is in implementation research, focusing on generating evidence or designing field-ready tools to support effective decision making by local and national disease control program staff. Dr Ashton’s current research includes impact evaluation design for areas of low malaria transmission, use of routine surveillance data in evaluations, and the use of "easy access groups" such as school children to monitor and evaluate malaria elimination programs. Her current research includes work in Haiti, Mali and Tanzania. Prior to joining Tulane, Dr Ashton worked with the Malaria Consortium in Ethiopia, Uganda, and Cambodia on a range of malaria and neglected tropical disease activities: large-scale malaria and helminth surveys, malaria elimination strategies targeting mobile and migrant populations, and school-based approaches for malaria epidemic detection.
View Dr. Ashton's publications at her NCBI profile page.