Dr. Delphine Kayem is a UK Commonwealth scholar at the University of Oxford, reading for a DPhil in Clinical Medicine with a focus on the risk and burden of viral haemorrhagic fevers in pregnancy. She holds an MD degree and an MSc in International Health and Tropical Medicine.

Prior to attending the University of Oxford for her MSc, Delphine worked as a clinical practitioner in various countries in Africa. During this period, she was the Clinical Lead on a PEPFAR-funded project aimed at improving management and uptake of paediatric HIV services in Tanga (Tanzania). More recently, she has worked with the International Severe Acute Respiratory and Emerging Infection Consortium (ISARIC) to develop core data sets for clinical characterisation of congenital Zika syndrome in addition to working on a project co-funded by the WHO and UK Public Health Rapid Support Team (UK government) to develop training platforms for clinical research during outbreaks (CREDO).

Her main research interests are in international and humanitarian health particularly the effects of infectious diseases on vulnerable populations and developing context-specific solutions to control outbreaks.

Selected publications

Rojek AM, Salam A, Ragotte RJ, Liddiard E, Elhussain A, Carlqvist A, Butler M, Kayem N, Castle L, Odondi L, Stepniewska K, Horby PW. A systematic review and meta-analysis of patient data from the west Africa (2013-16) Ebola virus disease epidemic. Clin Microbiol Infect. 2019 Jul 5. doi: 10.1016/j.cmi.2019.06.032. Read abstract | Read more.

Kayem ND, Longuere K-S, Martelli CMT, Marsh K, Horby P, Carson G. Harmonisation of research data for congenital Zika syndrome: need for core data sets for epidemic-prone infectious diseasesInternational Journal of Infectious Diseases. 2019 Feb. doi:10.1016/j.ijid.2018.11.102. Read more