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Dr Thomas Kesteman

Clinical Microbiologist

Dr Thomas Kesteman, MD MPH PhD is leading OUCRU’s research programme on clinical microbiology solutions for rural hospitals to control antimicrobial resistance. 

After having worked for non-governmental medical organizations in Afghanistan and Lebanon, and a PhD on the effectiveness of malaria control interventions in Madagascar, Thomas turned his focus back to antimicrobial resistance in low- and middle-income countries and medical microbiology in resources-limited settings.

His other research interests also encompass the aetiology of respiratory infections, epidemiology and genomic surveillance of SARS-CoV-2, social inequities in health access and behaviours, and vector-borne diseases. These all have one thing in common: they aim at tackling global inequities in infectious diseases. Thomas’s research programme on the impact of clinical microbiology on antimicrobial resistance control in rural hospitals aims at evaluating whether different laboratory solutions are feasible and acceptable and their impact on AMR perception by healthcare workers, in the clinical management of infectious diseases, in the effectiveness of AMS programs, in antibiotic use, and in AMR surveillance at the district hospital level. It involves quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods, as well as implementation research design.



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Hoang Huy Tran, Hien Anh Thi Nguyen, Huyen Bang Tran, Bich Ngoc Thi Vu, Tu Cam Thi Nguyen, Costanza Tacoli, Thao Phuong Tran, Tung Son Trinh, Thien Huong Ngoc Cai, Behzad Nadjm, Kieu Huong Thi Tran, Quynh Dieu Pham, Thuong Hong Thi Nguyen, Trang Thu Nguyen, Thai Duy Pham, Thomas Kesteman, Duc Anh Dang, Tien Dac Tran, H Rogier van Doorn, Sonia Lewycka
Sci Rep
December 29, 2022
DOI: 10.1038/s41598-022-27084-z
Marina Gysin, Pei Yun Hon, Pisey Tan, Amphonesavanh Sengduangphachanh, Manivone Simmalavong, Pattaraporn Hinfonthong, Napaporn Kaewphanderm, Thai Duy Pham, Thanh Ha Nguyen, Klara Haldimann, Katja Becker, H Rogier van Doorn, Jill Hopkins, Andrew J H Simpson, Elizabeth A Ashley, Thomas Kesteman, Hoang Huy Tran, Shawn Vasoo, Clare L Ling, Tamalee Roberts, Paul Turner, Sven N Hobbie
Int J Antimicrob Agents
August 18, 2022
DOI: 10.1016/j.ijantimicag.2022.106659
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