Sonia Rego

Public Health Researcher.

Food Grower.

Dog Walker.

About Me

I am currently a Research Fellow at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. My work focuses on antimicrobial resistance (AMR), specifically on antibiotic use in the private informal sector. I currently work on the Antimicrobial Stewardship in Agricultural Communities project, and have worked on projects in Cambodia, India, and Pakistan. Prior to this, I served with the Peace Corps in Kazakhstan, worked with a community-based health organization in Ghana, served refugees in the United States, and worked in racial health disparities research. My interests are in community health, sustainability, and local food systems. I speak Kazakh (advanced), and Spanish (beginner). I am a holistic gardener and a dog walker, and live in the UK with Matt Kusner and our rescued dogs, Nora Ruth and Karl T.

Work Experience

  • 2018-Present

    London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

    Research Fellow

  • 2017-2018

    Healthwatch City of London

    Communications & Young Person's Coordinator

  • 2017

    Living Under One Sun

    Assistant Grower

  • 2016

    Ghana Health and Education Initiative

    Health Program Coordinator

  • 2014-2015

    International Institute of Saint Louis

    Refugee Coordinator

  • 2013-2014

    George Warren Brown School of Social Work

    Research Assistant

  • 2013

    Washington University School of Medicine

    Research Assistant

  • 2010-2011

    United States Peace Corps, Kazakhstan

    Peace Corps Volunteer, Education Program


  • 2014

    Master of Public Health

    George Warren Brown School of Social Work, Washington University in St. Louis

  • 2010

    Bachelor of Arts in Psychology

    University of Texas at Dallas


  • 2017-Present

    The Cinnamon Trust

  • 2017-2018

    Queen's Wood Café Garden

  • 2017


  • 2013-2015

    Earthdance Farms

  • 2006-2010

    Plano Animal Shelter


  • Is enhancing the professionalism of healthcare providers critical to tackling antimicrobial resistance in low- and middle-income countries?
    Khan MS; Bory S, Rego S, Suy, S, Durrance-Bagale A, Sultana Z, Chhorn S, Phou S, Prien C, Heng S, Hanefeld J, Hasan R , Saphonn V.
    Human Resources for Health, 2020.
  • Invisible medicine sellers and their use of antibiotics: a qualitative study in Cambodia.
    Rego S*, Suy S*, Bory S, Chhorn, S, Phou S, Prien C, Heng S, Wu S, Legido-Quigley H, Hanefeld J, Saphonn V, Khan, M.S.
    *=authors contributing equally
    BMJ Global Health, 2019.
  • Health systems barriers to controlling infectious diseases in low and middle income Asian countries
    Khan MS, Rego S, Wu S, Coker R, Heymann D, Legido-Quigley H.
    Resilient and people-centred health systems: Progress, challenges and future directions in Asia (Eds Legido-Quigley H, Asgari-Jirhandeh N), 2018.
  • Prescription only access to antibiotics could exacerbate health inequalities in LMICs.
    Khan, MS, Rego S., Spencer, J.
    The BMJ Opinion, 2018.
  • Patient-centredness versus achieving public health targets: A challenge for tuberculosis control.
    Khan MS, Rego S.
    Social science & medicine, 2018.


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