Dr. Nigel Rollins trained as pediatrician at Queen’s University, in Belfast, Northern Ireland. He completed his doctoral research in Tanzania before going to South Africa where he lived and worked for 14 years. There, he was Professor and Head of the Center for Maternal and Child Health at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban where his work focused on diarrheal disease, malnutrition and HIV. Then, in 2008, he joined the WHO’s Department of Maternal, Newborn, Child and Adolescent Health where he is a member of the Research and Guideline Development team in the Department of Maternal, Newborn, Child and Adolescent Health. Dr. Rollins has lead several multi-centered trials studying antiretroviral drugs (ARV) and postnatal transmission of HIV and implemented programs that prevent mother-to-child HIV transmission through infant feeding (PMTCT). Dr. Rollins’ work includes facilitating implementation research by building intervention programs and measuring their benefits to children, their mothers, and their families. He also serves on the WHO ethics review committee. In between, Dr. Rollins has authored/co-authored several research publications, reports and book chapters. His insight and expertise in implementing large scale projects will be crucial to the success of The CHAIN Network.
CHAIN Working Groups
- Acute Care And Monitoring
- Migori, Kenya
- University of Washington, Department of Global Health, Seattle