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University of Exeter Medical School

 Kasim Allel

Kasim Allel

Research Associate

 Smeall building 


Smeall Building, University of Exeter, St Luke's Campus, Heavitree Road, Exeter, EX1 2LU, UK


Kasim is a health economist whose research focuses on quantifying and understanding the burden of antimicrobial resistance in under-resourced settings to design practical interventions to improve population health. Specifically, how populations' socioeconomic, environmental, spatial and anthropological characteristics affect the transmission of antimicrobial-resistant bacteria, especially those defined as critical by the WHO, and further attributed burden and economic costs followed after infection. He also has interests in infectious disease epidemiology and global health threats that comprise public policies' appropriate and rapid design. To date, he has been involved in different health projects involving Sub-saharan Africa, Eastern and Western Europe, and Latin America focusing on AMR, TB, early childhood development and malnutrition, Zika virus, HIV, COVID-19, rabies, life-course epidemiology, and healthy ageing.

Currently, he is working with Emma Pitchford under the primary care department and the Institute of Health Research (College of Medicine and Health) on the project: Developing a conceptual framework to improve understanding of AMR in livestock systems: translating research into policy and practice.


  • BSc, Business Engineering, Universidad Diego Portales, Chile (2010-2014)
  • MSc, Economic Analysis, Universidad Diego Portales, Chile (2014-2015)
  • MSc, Health Economics and Decision Science, University College London, UK (2019-2020)
  • PhD©, Infectious Diseases, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, UK (2021 to date)


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