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Dr Ruth Simmons
Theme B: Reducing the burden of undiagnosed STIs and BBVs
Public Health England
Ruth Simmons is an epidemiologist with PHE within the health protection research unit, leading on mapping the cascade of care for BBV through data linkage.
Prior to this position, Ruth was the lead scientist for the UK HIV and AIDS reporting system with specific interest in work to identify recent HIV infections and transmitted drug resistance.
Ruth has a Masters in epidemiology from LSHTM, and has recently completed a PhD with the MRC CTU at UCL, estimating HIV incidence in Ukraine, Poland and Estonia.
Ruth is also a member of the WHO working group on HIV Incidence Assays, developing technical guidelines for determining HIV incidence using case-based surveillance data and recent infection testing algorithm.