neil [at] ciet [dot] org (Neil Andersson MD PhD MPhil MSc MFPH)
Professor of Family Medicine
Dr Andersson has three decades of experience designing and managing evidence-based primary health care research initiatives. In 1985, he founded CIET, an international group of NGOs, institutes, foundations and charities dedicated to community-based research and training. A medical epidemiologist, he developed the cross-design measurement tools known collectively as the CIETmethods, involving participatory research in an epidemiological framework.
His research interest is community-led cluster randomized controlled trials of primary prevention (dengue, HIV, gender violence, maternal mortality and diabetes).
Keywords: Cluster randomized controlled trials, Social audit, Evidence-based planning, Community-based research, Epidemiology, Aboriginal health
List of Publications:
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Inter-ministerial National Structural Interventions Trial (INSTRUCT): a national stepped wedge randomized controlled trial of HIV prevention in Botswana. Principal Investigator. IDRC. $2.3m 2013-2018.
African Development of AIDS Prevention trials (ADAPT): training of planners and legislators on the use of randomized controlled trials related to HIV prevention. Principal Investigator. Canadian Global Health Research Initiative. IDRC. Total $1.6m. 2007-2010 (first phase), 2011-2014.
Prevention in favour of the choice disabled: a randomized controlled trial of a complex intervention to reduce HIV risk in Botswana, Namibia and Swaziland. Principal Investigator. IDRC. $850,000. 2010-2015.
CIHR Centre for intercultural research on prevention of gender violence (CIPREV). Violence prevention projects with immigrant groups and urban Aboriginal residents. Principal Investigator. CIHR. $2m. 2009-2014.
Nigerian evidence-based health planning initiative (NEHSI): Social audit of primary health care in Bauchi and Cross River State. Principal Investigator. CIDA-IDRC. $11.7m. 2009-2014.
Network environment for Aboriginal Health Research (NEAHR): Anisnabe kekendazone – Seed funds, mentoring and training fellowships for Aboriginal health researchers. Principal investigator. CIHR. $3m. 2008-2013.
Camino Verde (the Green Way): cluster randomized controlled trial of dengue prevention in Mexico and Nicaragua. Principal investigator of the Mexico arm. UBS Optimus Foundation. $3m. 2008-2013.