Dr Anupam Garrib

Principal Research Associate

I trained in public health medicine in South Africa at a demographic surveillance site in KwaZulu-Natal. In the UK I have worked with NICE on clinical guideline development and in an NHS/Local Authority public health department, before starting at LSTM.

My current research focusses on evaluating strategies for the integrated delivery of HIV and non-communicable disease care as well as clinical studies on the prevention of diabetes.

I am co-ordinating a large phase II randomised placebo-controlled double-blind trial on the use of metformin for the prevention of diabetes in HIV-infected persons in Tanzania (META Trial). I am a co-investigator on the phase III META trial of metformin in HIV-infected persons with pre-diabetes in Tanzania. I was responsible for the design of the trial and am co-ordinating this and supporting implementation.

I have been a part of the RESPOND Africa/NIHR Group for the prevention and management of HIV-infection and non-communicable diseases in Africa at LSTM since 2017. 

I am currently doing some teaching on the Diploma in Tropical Nursing, and have previously taught on a health promotion module and TM&H.

Memberships and affiliations  

Member of the Faculty of Public Health (UK)
Fellow of the College of Public Health Medicine (South Africa)
General Medical Council (UK)

Selected publications

  • Adeyemi O, Lyons M, Njim T, Okebe J, Birungi J, Nana K, Mbanya JC, Mfinanga S, Ramaiya K, Jaffar S, Garrib A. Integration of non-communicable disease and HIV/AIDS management: A review of healthcare policies and plans in East Africa. BMJ Global Health 2021;6:e004669. doi:10.1136/bmjgh-2020-004669


    Shayo E, Van Hout MC, Birungi J, Garrib A, Kivuyo S, Mfinanga S, Nyirenda MJ, Namakoola I, Okebe J, Ramaiya K, Bachmann MO, Cullen W, Lazarus J, Gill G, Shiri T, Bukenya D, Snell H, Nanfuka M, Cuevas LE, Shimwela M, Mutungi G, Musinguzi J, Mghamba J, Kenneth Mugisha K, Jaffar S, Smith PG, Nelson Sewankambo NK. Ethical issues in intervention studies on the prevention and management of diabetes and hypertension in sub-Saharan Africa. BMJ Global Health. 2020; 5(7): e002193. Published online 2020 Jul 6. doi: 10.1136/bmjgh-2019-002193


    Xu Y, Garrib A, Zhou Z, Wang D, Gao J, Yang X, Fan X, Chen G. New Health Care Reform and Impoverishment among Chronic Households in China: A Random-Intercept Approach. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2019; Mar 26;16(6).


    Garrib A, Birungi J, Lesikari S, Namakoola I, Njim T, Cuevas L, Niessen L, Mugisha K, Mutungi G, Mghamba J, Ramaiya K, Jaffar S, Mfinanga S, Nyirenda M. Integrated care for human immunodeficiency virus, diabetes and hypertension in Africa. Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. 2018; 00: 1-4


    Van Woerden HC, Poortinga W,  Bronstering K, Garrib A,  Hegazi A. The relationship of different sources of social support and civic participation with self-rated health. Journal of Public Mental Health 2011; 10 (3): 126-139


    Garrib A, Herbst AJ, Hosegood V, Newell ML. Injury mortality in rural South Africa 2000-2007: rates and associated factors. Tropical Medicine and International Health. 2011; 16(4):439-46