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Institute of Population Health Sciences (IPHS)

Dr Dominik Zenner, MA MSc MD MRCGP FFPH

Dominik

Senior Clinical Lecturer in Infectious Disease Epidemiology

Email: d.zenner@qmul.ac.uk

Profile

Dominik has a background in infectious disease epidemiology and migration health and is also a General Practitioner in East London

Before coming to QMUL, Dominik worked as Senior Migration Health Advisor for the Regional Office for the EEA, the EU and NATO of the International Organization for Migration (the UN Migration Agency), where he was responsible for the development, co-ordination, and supervision of migration health program activities, strategies and priority setting in the EU and EEA area in coordination with national, regional and international partners, agencies and organisations.

 

Previously he worked as consultant epidemiologist and head of TB screening in the national TB section in Public Health England, UK. He helped develop and implement the TB strategy for England, including leading the roll out of the national latent TB screening programme, the health aspects of the UK refugee programme and the UK pre-entry TB screening programme. He has a demonstrated academic and strategic interest in infectious disease epidemiology and migration health, including several high impact publications and several prizes. His work has informed national and international policy, including ECDC and WHO guidelines.

 

He has read medicine at the University of Cologne, Germany, where he obtained his medical degree and later his medical doctorate. He is an alumnus from the University of East Anglia (MA International Relations and Development Studies) as well as the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (MSc Public health). He is a member of the Royal College of General Practitioners and a Fellow of the Faculty of Public Health.

Research

Research Interests:

E-DETECT TB: early Detection and Integrated Management of Tuberculosis in Europe. Funding: European Commission. Consortium lead: UCL, I am co-investigator and work package lead. 

NIHR Health Protection Research Unit in Respiratory Infections. Funding: NIHR. Consortium Lead Imperial College, I am co-investigator and co-theme lead for TB screening.

RID-TB- Research to Improve the Detection and treatment of latent tuberculosis infection. Funding NIHR. Consortium lead UCL, I am co-investigator.

CATAPULT. Cluster-randomised trial of LTBI treatment in primary care. Funding Barts Charity. Consortium lead QMUL, I am co-investigator.

Million Migrants study of healthcare and mortality outcomes in non-EU migrants and refugees to England. Funding Wellcome Trust. Consortium lead UCL, I am co-investigator. .

Uptake, effectiveness and acceptability of routine screening of pregnant migrants for latent tuberculosis infection in antenatal care: a feasibility study. Funding NIHR. Consortium lead QMUL, I am co-investigator. 

Transmission-dynamic health-economic analysis of the cost-effectiveness of testing and treating latent TB infection (LTBI) and active TB disease in the UK. Funding NIHR. Consortium lead Imperial College, I am co-investigator. 

Publications

Collin SM, Wurie F, Muzyamba MC, Vries G de, Lönnroth K, Migliori GB, Abubakar I, Anderson SR, Zenner D. Effectiveness of interventions for reducing TB incidence in countries with low TB incidence: a systematic review of reviews. European Respiratory Review. 2019

 

Berrocal-Almanza LC, Harris R, Lalor MK, Muzyamba MC, Were J, O’Connell A-M, Mirza A, Kon O-M, Lalvani A, Zenner D. Effectiveness of pre-entry active tuberculosis and post-entry latent tuberculosis screening in new entrants to the UK: a retrospective, population-based cohort study. The Lancet Infectious Diseases. 2019

 

Crawshaw AF, Pareek M, Were J, Schillinger S, Gorbacheva O, Wickramage KP, Mandal S, Delpech V, Gill N, Kirkbride H, Zenner D. Infectious disease testing of UK-bound refugees: a population-based, cross-sectional study. BMC Medicine. 2018

 

Zenner D, Loutet MG, Harris R, Wilson S, Ormerod LP. Evaluating 17 years of latent tuberculosis infection screening in north-west England: a retrospective cohort study of reactivation. Eur Respir J. 2017

 

Zenner D, Beer N, Harris RJ, Lipman MC, Stagg HR, van der Werf MJ. Treatment of Latent Tuberculosis Infection: An Updated Network Meta-analysis. Ann Intern Med. 2017 Aug 15;167(4):248–55.

 

A full publication list is available at PubMed.

ORCID ID: 0000-0002-9200-6180