Neglected tropical diseases

Prof. Sheila West

El-Maghraby Professor of Preventive Ophthalmology, and Vice Chair for Research at the Wilmer Eye Institute, Baltimore, USA.

Her research interests include trachoma, cataracts, diabetic retinopathy and vision and function in older persons.

She is a specialist in trachoma, and has worked with WHO in the Global Elimination of Trachoma by 2020 initiative since 1999, serving as Chair from 2003-2004. She has also chaired several WHO global scientific meetings on aspects of trachoma control.

Professor West has broad interests and background in public health and during the past 20 years has authored over 200 publications in the field of trachoma.