Dr. Kirk Tickell is currently a Research Fellow at University of Washington (UW) in the Department of Global Health. After completing his medical training at Imperial College London, Dr. Tickell practiced as physician in the United Kingdom before moving to Seattle to pursue an MPH in epidemiology and career in global health. Since joining UW, he has worked closely with partners in Kenya and Bangladesh to develop and implement pediatric research protocols. Within CHAIN, he is responsible for supporting the design and analysis of research activities, including a range of sub-studies. He reviews the Cohort protocols, conducts baseline assessments for CHAIN sites and puts forth new research proposals. Dr. Tickell also works as a safety officer on the Toto Bora trial and is a leader of UW’s Pediatric Infectious Disease Scientific Working Group housed in the Center for Global Women, Adolescent and Child Health. Dr. Tickell’s research interests are focused on pediatric infectious diseases, particularly the impact of enteric infections and dysfunction on nutritional status, morbidity and mortality.