Research & Informatics

Research is an integral component of EHA Clinics’ approach to improving the wellness of our patients and communities.

About EHA Clinics Research

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Research is an integral component of EHA Clinics’ approach to improving the wellness of our patients and communities. We create and conduct innovative research to enhance health and transform care delivery.

Many clinicians at EHA Clinics are also researchers who publish findings, develop novel protocols, and pioneer new tests and treatments. All of this activity fosters improved patient care, and enables EHA Clinics to recruit and retain clinician-scientists of the highest caliber.

Our Research Areas

Laboratory and Diagnostics

Clinical Research

Genomics Research

COVID19 Genomic Sequencing

Health and Behavioral Economics

Community Health Research

Research Data Management

Chronic Disease Study

Infectious Disease and Neglected Tropical Diseases

Malaria Knowledge Survey in Guinea

Our Research Projects

Cold Chain Device Research

Partners

Global Good

Dates

2015 - current

Overview

EHA partnered with Global Good to field-test 2 of their cold chain equipment projects and provide iterative improvement support. Equipment was tested in active health facilities and community based health activities across Northern Nigeria.

Malaria RDT Interpretation with Computer Vision

Partners

ThinkMD, eHealth Africa

Dates

July 2020 - Dec 2020

Overview

400 million RDTs are administered worldwide each year for malaria, of which tens of millions are misadmistered or misinterpreted. This is a field-based study to test the accuracy of Audere’s OpenRDT platform for automatic reading of malaria rapid diagnostic tests (mRDTs).

Partner with Us

Contract Research

EHA Clinics can work with established research organizations to provide on-the-ground support for research projects located in Nigeria.

Our team can support in the development of research protocols which can be implemented effectively in resource constrained environments and can manage all study operations, logistics, and data management.

Additionally, EHA Clinics can support in getting all necessary IBR approvals for research based in Nigeria.

Research Partnership

We have a history of successful research partnerships with groups like UNICEF, ThinkMD, and the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC).

Our partners say that collaborating with EHA Clinics increases the quality, output, and impact of their research. Partner with us to help push the boundaries of research even further.

Conduct Student Research

EHA Clinics welcomes outstanding students from within Nigeria and beyond to work with us to conduct research for their educational requirements.

Research must be supported by the students university and must be carried out with international research best practices.

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Publications

2022
Development and Validation of Manually Modified and Supervised Machine Learning Clinical Assessment Algorithms for Malaria in Nigerian Children

Megan McLaughlin, Karrel G. Pelle, Samuel V. Scarpino, Aisha Giwa, Ezra Mount-Finette, Nada Haidar, Fatima Adamu, Nirmal Ravi, Adam Thompson, Barry Heath, Sabine Dittrich, and Barry Finette. February, 2022 www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/frai.2021.554017/full

Trust in data-requesting organizations—A quantitative analysis on cultural antecedents and individual-level perceptions.

Clara Sophie Jenkner,Nirmal Ravi,Marie Gabel,Jacqueline-Charlene Vogt. January, 2022 onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1002/isd2.12208

Are all Thermometers Equal? A Study of Three Infrared Thermometers to Detect Fever in an African Outpatient Clinic

Nirmal Ravi, Mathura Vithyananthan, Aisha Amira Saidu. November, 2022 
https://peerj.com/articles/13283/

2021
A Malaria Knowledge, Attitudes and Practice Survey in a Rural Community in Guinea

Erin Holsted, Barclay Kadiebwe, Amer Sattar, Abigail Salthouse, Nirmal Ravi. June, 2021 www.medrxiv.org/content/10.1101/2021.06.18.21259155v1.full.pdf+html

Survey of COVID-19 associated symptoms and reported deaths in an urban community in Kano, Nigeria

Disha Shahani, Zayyad Sani Farouq, Hadiza Galadima, Ashna Khare, Nirmal Ravi. June, 2021 www.medrxiv.org/content/10.1101/2021.06.14.21258236v1

2020
Electronic clinical decision support algorithms incorporating point-of-care diagnostic tests in low-resource settings: a target product profile.

Pellé KG, Rambaud-Althaus C, D'Acremont V, et alElectronic clinical decision support algorithms incorporating point-of-care diagnostic tests in low-resource settings: a target product profileBMJ Global Health 2020.

2019
Relationship Between a Typhoid Rapid Diagnostic Test and Clinical Symptoms Suggestive of Typhoid

11th International Conference on Typhoid and Other Invasive Salmonelloses, Hanoi, Vietnam, March 2019

Assessing Rapid Diagnostic Test and Blood Smear Microscopy outcomes with Malaria Diagnosis in Kano, Nigeria

American Society for Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, National Harbor, November, 2019

Are All Thermometers Created Equal? A Study of Three Infrared Thermometers Vs Oral Electronic Thermometer to Detect Fever in African Setting

Biomedical Engineering Society Annual Conference, Philadelphia, October, 2019