Dr Lucia   Romani
Senior Lecturer

Dr Lucia Romani

MDS, MPH, PhD

Medicine & Health
The Kirby Institute

Lucia Romani is a NHMRC early career researcher with over 14 years’ experience leading and collaborating on implementation research focused on infectious diseases in low and middle-income countries. Lucia has extensive epidemiologic research experience in a diverse range of areas, including large-scale clinical trials and observational studies, mass drug administration for neglected tropical diseases and sexually transmitted infections in resource-poor settings. Lucia is a Senior Research Fellow at the Kirby Institute, UNSW Sydney and is an Honorary Senior Research Fellow at the Murdoch Children's Research Institute.

She has been awarded $330,000 funding as CIA and as Co-CI obtained 14 grants worth over $6 million. In 2018 she received an NHMRC Early Career Fellowship. Lucia is involved in the oversight of three large clinical trials in Fiji, funded by NHMRC and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, to control endemic neglected tropical diseases. In 2019 she was part of the team awarded $10 million from the Macquarie Group to lead a 5-year global program to control scabies in Fiji and Solomon Islands. In 2019 she led the Fiji Antenatal STI Testing study to assess the prevalence of STIs among women attending antenatal clinics in Fiji.

Lucia’s research findings have been consistently published in highly regarded international journals: The New England Journal of Medicine, The Lancet, The Lancet Infectious Diseases and The Lancet Global Health. Lucia’s excellence in research is also demonstrated by the academic awards she received, including the 2019 Research Australia Griffith Discovery Award, the UNSW Dean’s Rising Star Award for research and the 2017 prestigious Australian Museum Eureka Prize for Infectious Diseases Research for the work she led in Fiji.

Phone
+61 (0)2 9385 3675
Location
Level 6, Wallace Wurth Building UNSW Sydney

Publications

  • Journal articles | 2021
    Jittamala P; Monteiro W; Smit MR; Pedrique B; Specht S; Chaccour CJ; Dard C; Giudice PD; Khieu V; Maruani A; Failoc-Rojas VE; Sáez-De-ocariz M; Soriano-Arandes A; Piquero-Casals J; Faisant A; Brenier-Pinchart MP; Wimmersberger D; Coulibaly JT; Keiser J; Boralevi F; Sokana O; Marks M; Engelman D; Romani L; Steer AC; von Seidlein L; White NJ; Harriss E; Stepniewska K; Humphreys GS; Kennon K; Guerin PJ; Kobylinski KC, 2021, 'A systematic review and an individual patient data meta-analysis of ivermectin use in children weighing less than fifteen kilograms: Is it time to reconsider the current contraindication?', PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases, vol. 15, pp. e0009144, http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pntd.0009144
    Journal articles | 2021
    Lake SJ; Engelman D; Sokana O; Nasi T; Boara D; Grobler AC; Osti MH; Andrews R; Marks M; Whitfeld MJ; Romani L; Kaldor JM; Steer AC, 2021, 'Defining the need for public health control of scabies in Solomon islands', PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases, vol. 15, pp. e0009142, http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pntd.0009142
    Journal articles | 2021
    Thean LJ; Jenney A; Engelman D; Romani L; Wand H; Mani J; Paka J; Cua T; Taole S; Soqo V; Sahukhan A; Kama M; Tuicakau M; Kado J; Carvalho N; Whitfeld M; Kaldor J; Steer AC, 2021, 'Prospective surveillance for invasive Staphylococcus aureus and group A Streptococcus infections in a setting with high community burden of scabies and impetigo', International Journal of Infectious Diseases, vol. 108, pp. 333 - 339, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijid.2021.05.041
    Journal articles | 2021
    Thean LJ; Romani L; Engelman D; Jenney A; Wand H; Mani J; Paka J; Devi R; Sahukhan A; Kama M; Tuicakau M; Kado J; Carvalho N; Whitfeld M; Kaldor J; Steer AC, 2021, 'Prospective surveillance of primary healthcare presentations for scabies and bacterial skin infections in Fiji, 2018-2019', American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, vol. 105, pp. 230 - 237, http://dx.doi.org/10.4269/ajtmh.20-1459
    Journal articles | 2021
    Lake SJ; Engelman D; Sokana O; Nasi T; Boara D; Marks M; Whitfeld MJ; Romani L; Kaldor JM; Steer AC; Carvalho N, 2021, 'Health-related quality of life impact of scabies in the Solomon Islands.', Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/trstmh/trab096
    Journal articles | 2021
    Welch E; Romani L; Whitfeld MJ, 2021, 'Recent advances in understanding and treating scabies.', Fac Rev, vol. 10, pp. 28, http://dx.doi.org/10.12703/r/10-28
    Journal articles | 2021
    Hardy M; Samuela J; Kama M; Tuicakau M; Romani L; Whitfeld MJ; King CL; Weil GJ; Grobler AC; Robinson LJ; Kaldor JM; Steer AC, 2021, 'Individual Efficacy and Community Impact of Ivermectin, Diethylcarbamazine, and Albendazole Mass Drug Administration for Lymphatic Filariasis Control in Fiji: A Cluster Randomized Trial', Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America, vol. 73, pp. 994 - 1002, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/cid/ciab202
    Journal articles | 2020
    Engelman D; Yoshizumi J; Hay RJ; Osti M; Micali G; Norton S; Walton S; Boralevi F; Bernigaud C; Bowen AC; Chang AY; Chosidow O; Estrada-Chavez G; Feldmeier H; Ishii N; Lacarrubba F; Mahé A; Maurer T; Mahdi MMA; Murdoch ME; Pariser D; Nair PA; Rehmus W; Romani L; Tilakaratne D; Tuicakau M; Walker SL; Wanat KA; Whitfeld MJ; Yotsu RR; Steer AC; Fuller C, 2020, 'The 2020 IACS Consensus Criteria for the Diagnosis of Scabies.', British Journal of Dermatology, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/bjd.18943
    Journal articles | 2020
    Marks M; Gwyn S; Toloka H; Kositz C; Asugeni J; Asugeni R; Diau J; Kaldor JM; Romani L; Redman-Maclaren M; MacLaren D; Solomon AW; Mabey DCW; Steer AC; Martin D, 2020, 'Impact of Community Treatment with Ivermectin for the Control of Scabies on the Prevalence of Antibodies to Strongyloides stercoralis in Children', Clinical Infectious Diseases, vol. 71, pp. 3226 - 3228, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/cid/ciaa584
    Journal articles | 2020
    Hardy M; Samuela J; Kama M; Tuicakau M; Romani L; Whitfeld MJ; King CL; Weil GJ; Grobler AC; Robinson LJ; Kaldor JM; Steer AC, 2020, 'The safety of combined triple drug therapy with ivermectin, diethylcarbamazine and albendazole in the neglected tropical diseases co-endemic setting of fiji: A cluster randomised trial', PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases, vol. 14, pp. 1 - 17, http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pntd.0008106
    Journal articles | 2020
    Marks M; Romani L; Sokana O; Neko L; Harrington R; Nasi T; Wand H; Whitfeld MJ; Engelman D; Solomon AW; Kaldor JM; Steer AC, 2020, 'Prevalence of scabies and impetigo 3 years after mass drug administration with ivermectin and azithromycin', Clinical Infectious Diseases, vol. 70, pp. 1591 - 1595, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/cid/ciz444
    Journal articles | 2020
    Thean LJ; Jenney A; Engelman D; Romani L; Wand H; Mudaliar J; Paka J; Cua T; Taole S; Sahukhan A; Kama M; Tuicakau M; Kado J; Carvalho N; Whitfeld M; Kaldor J; Steer AC, 2020, 'Hospital admissions for skin and soft tissue infections in a population with endemic scabies: A prospective study in Fiji, 2018-2019', PLoS neglected tropical diseases, vol. 14, pp. e0008887, http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pntd.0008887
    Journal articles | 2020
    Enbiale W; Ayalew A; Gebrehiwot T; Mulu Y; Azage M; Zachariah R; Romani L; Verdonck K; van Griensven J; de Vries HJC, 2020, 'Does mass drug administration for community-based scabies control works? The experience in Ethiopia', Journal of Infection in Developing Countries, vol. 14, pp. 78S - 85S, http://dx.doi.org/10.3855/jidc.11892
    Journal articles | 2020
    Mitchell E; Bell S; Thean LJ; Sahukhan A; Kama M; Koroivueti A; Kaldor J; Steer A; Romani L, 2020, 'Community perspectives on scabies, impetigo and mass drug administration in Fiji: A qualitative study', PLoS neglected tropical diseases, vol. 14, pp. e0008825, http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pntd.0008825
    Journal articles | 2020
    Lake SJ; Phelan SL; Engelman D; Sokana O; Nasi T; Boara D; Gorae C; Schuster T; Grobler AC; Osti MH; Andrews R; Marks M; Whitfeld MJ; Romani L; Kaldor J; Steer A, 2020, 'Protocol for a cluster-randomised non-inferiority trial of one versus two doses of ivermectin for the control of scabies using a mass drug administration strategy (the RISE study)', BMJ Open, vol. 10, pp. e037305, http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2020-037305
    Journal articles | 2019
    Engelman D; Cantey PT; Marks M; Solomon AW; Chang AY; Chosidow O; Enbiale W; Engels D; Hay RJ; Hendrickx D; Hotez PJ; Kaldor JM; Kama M; Mackenzie CD; McCarthy JS; Martin DL; Mengistu B; Maurer T; Negussu N; Romani L; Sokana O; Whitfeld MJ; Fuller LC; Steer AC, 2019, 'The public health control of scabies: priorities for research and action', The Lancet, vol. 394, pp. 81 - 92, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(19)31136-5
    Journal articles | 2019
    Marks M; Toloka H; Baker C; Kositz C; Asugeni J; Puiahi E; Asugeni R; Azzopardi K; Diau J; Kaldor JM; Romani L; Redman-Maclaren M; Maclaren D; Solomon AW; Mabey DCW; Steer AC, 2019, 'Randomized Trial of Community Treatment with Azithromycin and Ivermectin Mass Drug Administration for Control of Scabies and Impetigo', Clinical Infectious Diseases, vol. 68, pp. 927 - 933, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/cid/ciy574
    Journal articles | 2019
    Romani L; Marks M; Sokana O; Nasi T; Kamoriki B; Cordell B; Wand H; Whitfeld MJ; Engelman D; Solomon AW; Kaldor JM; Steer AC, 2019, 'Efficacy of mass drug administration with ivermectin for control of scabies and impetigo, with coadministration of azithromycin: a single-arm community intervention trial', The Lancet Infectious Diseases, vol. 19, pp. 510 - 518, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S1473-3099(18)30790-4
    Journal articles | 2019
    Weil GJ; Bogus J; Christian M; Dubray C; Djuardi Y; Fischer PU; Goss CW; Hardy M; Jambulingam P; King CL; Kuttiat VS; Krishnamoorthy K; Laman M; Lemoine JF; O'Brian KK; Robinson LJ; Samuela J; Schechtman KB; Sircar A; Srividya A; Steer AC; Supali T; Subramanian S; Pomat W; Tavul L; Kotty B; Howard SC; Maure T; Kerry Z; Samuel A; Kumai S; Makita L; John L; Bieb S; Rahi M; Basker N; Raju HKK; Britto RLJ; Somani R; Dwivedi GP; Dr S; Gaded S; Lefevre R; Thys F; Jasmin R; Fayette C; Javell A; Ernest JR; Pavilus G; Dereny A; de Rochard MB; Ciceron M; Iskandar E; Maylasari R; Sudirman ; Lomiga A; Sili Y; Jenga M; Sogara PU; Mezza L; Ngongo Y; Kama M; Tuicakau M; Romani L; Kaldor J; Whitfeld M; Naidu R; Lutumailagi M; Ravula L; Koroivueti A; Budge P; Rao R; Klenke J; Bjerum C; Tisch D; Tobon J; Howard SC; Rigney A; Lenhard K; Krentel A, 2019, 'The safety of double- and triple-drug community mass drug administration for lymphatic filariasis: A multicenter, open-label, cluster-randomized study', PLOS MEDICINE, vol. 16, http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pmed.1002839
    Journal articles | 2019
    Romani L; Whitfeld MJ; Koroivueta J; Kama M; Wand H; Tikoduadua L; Tuicakau M; Koroi A; Andrews RM; Kaldor JM; Steer AC, 2019, 'Mass drug administration for scabies - 2 years of follow-up', New England Journal of Medicine, vol. 381, pp. 186 - 187, http://dx.doi.org/10.1056/NEJMc1808439
    Journal articles | 2018
    Romani L; Marks M; Sokana O; Nasi T; Kamoriki B; Wand H; Whitfeld MJ; Engelman D; Solomon AW; Steer AC; Kaldor JM, 2018, 'Feasibility and safety of mass drug coadministration with azithromycin and ivermectin for the control of neglected tropical diseases: a single-arm intervention trial', The Lancet Global Health, vol. 6, pp. e1132 - e1138, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S2214-109X(18)30397-8
    Journal articles | 2018
    Marks M; Engelman D; Romani L; Mason D; Sokana O; Kama M; Whitfeld M; Steer AC; Kaldor J, 2018, 'Exploration of a simplified clinical examination for scabies to support public health decision-making', PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases, vol. 12, pp. e0006996, http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pntd.0006996
    Journal articles | 2018
    Lydeamore MJ; Campbell PT; Regan DG; Tong SYC; Andrews RM; Steer AC; Romani L; Kaldor JM; McVernon J; McCaw JM, 2018, 'A biological model of scabies infection dynamics and treatment informs mass drug administration strategies to increase the likelihood of elimination', Mathematical Biosciences, vol. 309, pp. 163 - 173, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.mbs.2018.08.007
    Journal articles | 2017
    Romani L; Whitfeld MJ; Koroivueta J; Kama M; Wand H; Tikoduadua L; Tuicakau M; Koroi A; Ritova R; Andrews R; Kaldor JM; Steer AC, 2017, 'The epidemiology of scabies and impetigo in relation to demographic and residential characteristics: Baseline findings from the skin health intervention Fiji Trial', American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, vol. 97, pp. 845 - 850, http://dx.doi.org/10.4269/ajtmh.16-0753
    Journal articles | 2016
    Mason DS; Marks M; Sokana O; Solomon AW; Mabey DC; Romani L; Kaldor J; Steer AC; Engelman D, 2016, 'The Prevalence of Scabies and Impetigo in the Solomon Islands: A Population-Based Survey', PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases, vol. 10, http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pntd.0004803
    Journal articles | 2016
    2016, 'Mass Drug Administration for Scabies Control', The New England journal of medicine, vol. 374, pp. 1690, http://dx.doi.org/10.1056/NEJMc1600495
    Journal articles | 2016
    Steer AC; Romani L; Kaldor JM, 2016, 'Mass Drug Administration for Scabies Control REPLY', NEW ENGLAND JOURNAL OF MEDICINE, vol. 374, pp. 1690 - 1690, http://dx.doi.org/10.1056/NEJMc1600495
    Journal articles | 2015
    Romani L; Steer AC; Whitfeld MJ; Kaldor JM, 2015, 'Prevalence of scabies and impetigo worldwide: A systematic review', The Lancet Infectious Diseases, vol. 15, pp. 960 - 967, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S1473-3099(15)00132-2
    Journal articles | 2015
    Romani L; Koroivueta J; Steer AC; Kama M; Kaldor JM; Wand H; Hamid M; Whitfeld MJ, 2015, 'Scabies and Impetigo Prevalence and Risk Factors in Fiji: A National Survey', PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases, vol. 9, http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pntd.0003452
    Journal articles | 2015
    Romani L; Whitfeld MJ; Koroivueta J; Kama M; Wand H; Tikoduadua L; Tuicakau M; Koroi A; Andrews R; Kaldor JM; Steer AC, 2015, 'Mass drug administration for scabies control in a population with endemic disease', New England Journal of Medicine, vol. 373, pp. 2305 - 2313, http://dx.doi.org/10.1056/NEJMoa1500987
    Journal articles | 2014
    Hannam S; Murray M; Romani L; Tuicakau M; Whitfeld MJ, 2014, 'Kava dermopathy in Fiji: An acquired ichthyosis?', International Journal of Dermatology, vol. 53, pp. 1490 - 1494, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ijd.12546
    Journal articles | 2014
    Haar K; Romani L; Filimone R; Kishore K; Tuicakau M; Koroivueta J; Kaldor JM; Wand H; Steer A; Whitfeld M, 2014, 'Scabies community prevalence and mass drug administration in two Fijian villages', International Journal of Dermatology, vol. 53, pp. 739 - 745, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ijd.12353
    Journal articles | 2013
    Whitfeld MJ; Romani L; Steer A, 2013, 'International alliance for the control of scabies. A global approach to a global problem?', AUSTRALASIAN JOURNAL OF DERMATOLOGY, vol. 54, pp. 20 - 21, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000319131900063&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
    Journal articles | 2013
    Journal articles | 2012
    Chen F; Romani L; Driscoll T; Tuicakau M; Nakolinivalu A; Koroivueta J; Whitfeld M, 2012, 'Evaluation of a Fijian nurse dermatology workshop and train-the-trainers program', AUSTRALASIAN JOURNAL OF DERMATOLOGY, vol. 53, pp. 30 - 30, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000304248600084&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
  • Conference Abstracts | 2015
    Romani L; Koroivueta J; Steer AC; Kama M; Kaldor JM; Wand H; Hamid M; Whitfeld MJ, 2015, 'Scabies and impetigo prevalence and risk factors in Fiji: a national survey', in AUSTRALASIAN JOURNAL OF DERMATOLOGY, WILEY-BLACKWELL, Vol. 56, pp. 64 - 64, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000352562300170&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
    Conference Abstracts | 2015
    Romani L; Steer AC; Whitfeld MJ; Kaldor JM, 2015, 'Systematic review of the global prevalence of scabies and impetigo', in AUSTRALASIAN JOURNAL OF DERMATOLOGY, WILEY-BLACKWELL, Vol. 56, pp. 19 - 19, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000352562300053&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
    Conference Papers | 2019
    Hardy M; Samuela J; Kama M; Tuicakau M; Romani L; Whitfeld M; Kaldor J; Robinson LJ; Steer A, 2019, 'COMMUNITY EFFECTIVENESS AND INDIVIDUAL EFFICACY OF IVERMECTIN, DIETHYLCARBAMAZINE AND ALBENDAZOLE MASS DRUG ADMINISTRATION FOR LYMPHATIC FILARIASIS, SCABIES AND SOIL TRANSMITTED HELMINTHS IN FIJI', in AMERICAN JOURNAL OF TROPICAL MEDICINE AND HYGIENE, AMER SOC TROP MED & HYGIENE, National Harbor, MD, pp. 395 - 395, presented at 68th Annual Meeting of the American-Society-for-Tropical-Medicine-and-Hygiene (ASTMH), National Harbor, MD, 20 November 2019 - 24 November 2019, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000507364503643&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
    Conference Papers | 2019
    Thean LJ; Romani L; Sahukhan A; Kama M; Tuicakau M; Devi R; Kado J; Engelman D; Carvalho N; Jenney A; Wand H; Whitfeld M; Andrews R; Kaldor J; Steer A, 2019, 'THE BURDEN OF SCABIES AND BACTERIAL SKIN INFECTIONS IN FIJI', in AMERICAN JOURNAL OF TROPICAL MEDICINE AND HYGIENE, AMER SOC TROP MED & HYGIENE, National Harbor, MD, pp. 341 - 342, presented at 68th Annual Meeting of the American-Society-for-Tropical-Medicine-and-Hygiene (ASTMH), National Harbor, MD, 20 November 2019 - 24 November 2019, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000507364503467&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
    Conference Papers | 2018
    Hardy M; Samuela J; Kama M; Tuicakau M; Romani L; Whitfeld M; Kaldor J; Steer A, 2018, 'TARGETING THREE NEGLECTED TROPICAL DISEASES WITH ONE TRIPLE THERAPY MASS DRUG ADMINISTRATION IN FIJI IS SAFE', in AMERICAN JOURNAL OF TROPICAL MEDICINE AND HYGIENE, AMER SOC TROP MED & HYGIENE, New Orleans, LA, pp. 174 - 174, presented at 67th Annual Meeting of the American-Society-of-Tropical-Medicine-and-Hygiene (ASTHM), New Orleans, LA, 28 October 2018 - 01 November 2018, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000461386602559&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
    Preprints | 2016
    Lydeamore M; Campbell PT; Regan DG; Tong SYC; Andrews R; Steer AC; Romani L; Kaldor JM; McVernon J; McCaw JM, 2016, A biological model of scabies infection dynamics and treatment explains why mass drug administration does not lead to elimination
    Conference Papers | 2016
    Romani L; Sokana O; Marks M; Nasi T; Wand H; Whitfeld M; Engelman D; Kaldor J; Steer A, 2016, 'FEASIBILITY AND SAFETY OF MASS CO-ADMINISTRATION OF AZITHROMYCIN AND IVERMECTIN MASS DRUG ADMINISTRATION: THE AIM STUDY', in AMERICAN JOURNAL OF TROPICAL MEDICINE AND HYGIENE, AMER SOC TROP MED & HYGIENE, Atlanta, GA, pp. 379 - 380, presented at 65th Annual Meeting of the American-Society-of-Tropical-Medicine-and-Hygiene (ASTMH), Atlanta, GA, 13 November 2016 - 16 November 2016, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000412851502734&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
    Conference Papers | 2016
    Romani L; Whitfeld M; Koroivueta J; Kama M; Wand H; Tikoduadua L; Kaldor J; Andrews R; Steer A, 2016, 'LONG-TERM EFFECT OF MASS DRUG ADMINISTRATION FOR SCABIES IN FIJI: EXPERIENCE FROM THE SHIFT TRIAL', in AMERICAN JOURNAL OF TROPICAL MEDICINE AND HYGIENE, AMER SOC TROP MED & HYGIENE, Atlanta, GA, pp. 407 - 408, presented at 65th Annual Meeting of the American-Society-of-Tropical-Medicine-and-Hygiene (ASTMH), Atlanta, GA, 13 November 2016 - 16 November 2016, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000412851502819&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
    Conference Papers | 2015
    Romani L; Whitfeld MJ; Koroivueta J; Kama M; Tikoduadua L; Tuicakau M; Koroi A; Andrews R; Kaldor J; Steer AC, 2015, 'MASS DRUG ADMINISTRATION STRATEGIES TO CONTROL SCABIES IN A HIGHLY ENDEMIC POPULATION', in AMERICAN JOURNAL OF TROPICAL MEDICINE AND HYGIENE, AMER SOC TROP MED & HYGIENE, pp. 162 - 162, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000412844102283&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
    Preprints |
    Marks M; Gwyn S; Toloka H; Kositz C; Asugeni J; Asugeni R; Diau J; Kaldor JM; Romani L; Redman-MacLaren M; MacLaren D; Solomon AW; Mabey DCW; Steer AC; Martin D, Impact of community treatment with ivermectin for the control of scabies on the prevalence of antibodies to Strongyloides stercoralis in children, http://dx.doi.org/10.1101/2019.12.18.19015248
    Journal articles | 2021
    Lake SJ; Engelman D; Sokana O; Nasi T; Boara D; Grobler AC; Osti MH; Andrews R; Marks M; Whitfeld MJ; Romani L; Kaldor JM; Steer AC, 2021, 'Defining the need for public health control of scabies in Solomon islands', PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases, vol. 15, pp. e0009142, http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pntd.0009142
    Journal articles | 2021
    Hardy M; Samuela J; Kama M; Tuicakau M; Romani L; Whitfeld MJ; King CL; Weil GJ; Grobler AC; Robinson LJ; Kaldor JM; Steer AC, 2021, 'Individual Efficacy and Community Impact of Ivermectin, Diethylcarbamazine, and Albendazole Mass Drug Administration for Lymphatic Filariasis Control in Fiji: A Cluster Randomized Trial', Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America, vol. 73, pp. 994 - 1002, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/cid/ciab202
    Journal articles | 2021
    Hardy M; Samuela JJ; Kama ML; Tuicakau MJ; Romani L; Whitfeld MC; King C; Weil GJ; Schuster TM; Grobler AC; Engelman D; Robinson L; Kaldor J; Steer A, 2021, 'Community control strategies for scabies: A cluster randomised noninferiority trial', PLOS MEDICINE, vol. 18, http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pmed.1003849
    Journal articles | 2021
    Tsoi SK; Lake SJ; Thean LJ; Matthews A; Sokana O; Kama M; Amaral S; Romani L; Whitfeld M; Francis JR; Vaz Nery S; Marks M; Kaldor JM; Steer AC; Engelman D, 2021, 'Estimation of scabies prevalence using simplified criteria and mapping procedures in three Pacific and southeast Asian countries', BMC Public Health, vol. 21, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12889-021-12039-2
    Journal articles | 2021
    Jittamala P; Monteiro W; Smit MR; Pedrique B; Specht S; Chaccour CJ; Dard C; Giudice PD; Khieu V; Maruani A; Failoc-Rojas VE; Sáez-De-ocariz M; Soriano-Arandes A; Piquero-Casals J; Faisant A; Brenier-Pinchart MP; Wimmersberger D; Coulibaly JT; Keiser J; Boralevi F; Sokana O; Marks M; Engelman D; Romani L; Steer AC; von Seidlein L; White NJ; Harriss E; Stepniewska K; Humphreys GS; Kennon K; Guerin PJ; Kobylinski KC, 2021, 'A systematic review and an individual patient data meta-analysis of ivermectin use in children weighing less than fifteen kilograms: Is it time to reconsider the current contraindication?', PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases, vol. 15, pp. e0009144, http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pntd.0009144
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    Thean LJ; Romani L; Engelman D; Jenney A; Wand H; Mani J; Paka J; Devi R; Sahukhan A; Kama M; Tuicakau M; Kado J; Carvalho N; Whitfeld M; Kaldor J; Steer AC, 2021, 'Prospective surveillance of primary healthcare presentations for scabies and bacterial skin infections in Fiji, 2018-2019', American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, vol. 105, pp. 230 - 237, http://dx.doi.org/10.4269/ajtmh.20-1459
    Journal articles | 2021
    Lake SJ; Engelman D; Sokana O; Nasi T; Boara D; Marks M; Whitfeld MJ; Romani L; Kaldor JM; Steer AC; Carvalho N, 2021, 'Health-related quality of life impact of scabies in the Solomon Islands.', Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/trstmh/trab096
    Journal articles | 2021
    Thean LJ; Jenney A; Engelman D; Romani L; Wand H; Mani J; Paka J; Cua T; Taole S; Soqo V; Sahukhan A; Kama M; Tuicakau M; Kado J; Carvalho N; Whitfeld M; Kaldor J; Steer AC, 2021, 'Prospective surveillance for invasive Staphylococcus aureus and group A Streptococcus infections in a setting with high community burden of scabies and impetigo', International Journal of Infectious Diseases, vol. 108, pp. 333 - 339, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijid.2021.05.041
    Journal articles | 2021
    Welch E; Romani L; Whitfeld MJ, 2021, 'Recent advances in understanding and treating scabies.', Fac Rev, vol. 10, pp. 28, http://dx.doi.org/10.12703/r/10-28
    Journal articles | 2020
    Marks M; Romani L; Sokana O; Neko L; Harrington R; Nasi T; Wand H; Whitfeld MJ; Engelman D; Solomon AW; Kaldor JM; Steer AC, 2020, 'Prevalence of scabies and impetigo 3 years after mass drug administration with ivermectin and azithromycin', Clinical Infectious Diseases, vol. 70, pp. 1591 - 1595, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/cid/ciz444
    Journal articles | 2020
    Hardy M; Samuela J; Kama M; Tuicakau M; Romani L; Whitfeld MJ; King CL; Weil GJ; Grobler AC; Robinson LJ; Kaldor JM; Steer AC, 2020, 'The safety of combined triple drug therapy with ivermectin, diethylcarbamazine and albendazole in the neglected tropical diseases co-endemic setting of fiji: A cluster randomised trial', PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases, vol. 14, pp. 1 - 17, http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pntd.0008106
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    Marks M; Gwyn S; Toloka H; Kositz C; Asugeni J; Asugeni R; Diau J; Kaldor JM; Romani L; Redman-Maclaren M; MacLaren D; Solomon AW; Mabey DCW; Steer AC; Martin D, 2020, 'Impact of Community Treatment with Ivermectin for the Control of Scabies on the Prevalence of Antibodies to Strongyloides stercoralis in Children', Clinical Infectious Diseases, vol. 71, pp. 3226 - 3228, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/cid/ciaa584
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    Lake SJ; Phelan SL; Engelman D; Sokana O; Nasi T; Boara D; Gorae C; Schuster T; Grobler AC; Osti MH; Andrews R; Marks M; Whitfeld MJ; Romani L; Kaldor J; Steer A, 2020, 'Protocol for a cluster-randomised non-inferiority trial of one versus two doses of ivermectin for the control of scabies using a mass drug administration strategy (the RISE study)', BMJ Open, vol. 10, pp. e037305, http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2020-037305
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    Engelman D; Yoshizumi J; Hay RJ; Osti M; Micali G; Norton S; Walton S; Boralevi F; Bernigaud C; Bowen AC; Chang AY; Chosidow O; Estrada-Chavez G; Feldmeier H; Ishii N; Lacarrubba F; Mahé A; Maurer T; Mahdi MMA; Murdoch ME; Pariser D; Nair PA; Rehmus W; Romani L; Tilakaratne D; Tuicakau M; Walker SL; Wanat KA; Whitfeld MJ; Yotsu RR; Steer AC; Fuller C, 2020, 'The 2020 IACS Consensus Criteria for the Diagnosis of Scabies.', British Journal of Dermatology, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/bjd.18943
    Journal articles | 2020
    Mitchell E; Bell S; Thean LJ; Sahukhan A; Kama M; Koroivueti A; Kaldor J; Steer A; Romani L, 2020, 'Community perspectives on scabies, impetigo and mass drug administration in Fiji: A qualitative study', PLoS neglected tropical diseases, vol. 14, pp. e0008825, http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pntd.0008825
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    Thean LJ; Jenney A; Engelman D; Romani L; Wand H; Mudaliar J; Paka J; Cua T; Taole S; Sahukhan A; Kama M; Tuicakau M; Kado J; Carvalho N; Whitfeld M; Kaldor J; Steer AC, 2020, 'Hospital admissions for skin and soft tissue infections in a population with endemic scabies: A prospective study in Fiji, 2018-2019', PLoS neglected tropical diseases, vol. 14, pp. e0008887, http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pntd.0008887
    Journal articles | 2020
    Enbiale W; Ayalew A; Gebrehiwot T; Mulu Y; Azage M; Zachariah R; Romani L; Verdonck K; van Griensven J; de Vries HJC, 2020, 'Does mass drug administration for community-based scabies control works? The experience in Ethiopia', Journal of Infection in Developing Countries, vol. 14, pp. 78S - 85S, http://dx.doi.org/10.3855/jidc.11892
    Journal articles | 2019
    Romani L; Marks M; Sokana O; Nasi T; Kamoriki B; Cordell B; Wand H; Whitfeld MJ; Engelman D; Solomon AW; Kaldor JM; Steer AC, 2019, 'Efficacy of mass drug administration with ivermectin for control of scabies and impetigo, with coadministration of azithromycin: a single-arm community intervention trial', The Lancet Infectious Diseases, vol. 19, pp. 510 - 518, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S1473-3099(18)30790-4
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    Romani L; Whitfeld MJ; Koroivueta J; Kama M; Wand H; Tikoduadua L; Tuicakau M; Koroi A; Andrews RM; Kaldor JM; Steer AC, 2019, 'Mass drug administration for scabies - 2 years of follow-up', New England Journal of Medicine, vol. 381, pp. 186 - 187, http://dx.doi.org/10.1056/NEJMc1808439
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    Engelman D; Cantey PT; Marks M; Solomon AW; Chang AY; Chosidow O; Enbiale W; Engels D; Hay RJ; Hendrickx D; Hotez PJ; Kaldor JM; Kama M; Mackenzie CD; McCarthy JS; Martin DL; Mengistu B; Maurer T; Negussu N; Romani L; Sokana O; Whitfeld MJ; Fuller LC; Steer AC, 2019, 'The public health control of scabies: priorities for research and action', The Lancet, vol. 394, pp. 81 - 92, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(19)31136-5
    Journal articles | 2019
    Marks M; Toloka H; Baker C; Kositz C; Asugeni J; Puiahi E; Asugeni R; Azzopardi K; Diau J; Kaldor JM; Romani L; Redman-Maclaren M; Maclaren D; Solomon AW; Mabey DCW; Steer AC, 2019, 'Randomized Trial of Community Treatment with Azithromycin and Ivermectin Mass Drug Administration for Control of Scabies and Impetigo', Clinical Infectious Diseases, vol. 68, pp. 927 - 933, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/cid/ciy574
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    Weil GJ; Bogus J; Christian M; Dubray C; Djuardi Y; Fischer PU; Goss CW; Hardy M; Jambulingam P; King CL; Kuttiat VS; Krishnamoorthy K; Laman M; Lemoine JF; O'Brian KK; Robinson LJ; Samuela J; Schechtman KB; Sircar A; Srividya A; Steer AC; Supali T; Subramanian S; Pomat W; Tavul L; Kotty B; Howard SC; Maure T; Kerry Z; Samuel A; Kumai S; Makita L; John L; Bieb S; Rahi M; Basker N; Raju HKK; Britto RLJ; Somani R; Dwivedi GP; Dr S; Gaded S; Lefevre R; Thys F; Jasmin R; Fayette C; Javell A; Ernest JR; Pavilus G; Dereny A; de Rochard MB; Ciceron M; Iskandar E; Maylasari R; Sudirman ; Lomiga A; Sili Y; Jenga M; Sogara PU; Mezza L; Ngongo Y; Kama M; Tuicakau M; Romani L; Kaldor J; Whitfeld M; Naidu R; Lutumailagi M; Ravula L; Koroivueti A; Budge P; Rao R; Klenke J; Bjerum C; Tisch D; Tobon J; Howard SC; Rigney A; Lenhard K; Krentel A, 2019, 'The safety of double- and triple-drug community mass drug administration for lymphatic filariasis: A multicenter, open-label, cluster-randomized study', PLOS MEDICINE, vol. 16, http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pmed.1002839
    Journal articles | 2018
    Marks M; Engelman D; Romani L; Mason D; Sokana O; Kama M; Whitfeld M; Steer AC; Kaldor J, 2018, 'Exploration of a simplified clinical examination for scabies to support public health decision-making', PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases, vol. 12, pp. e0006996, http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pntd.0006996
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    Romani L; Marks M; Sokana O; Nasi T; Kamoriki B; Wand H; Whitfeld MJ; Engelman D; Solomon AW; Steer AC; Kaldor JM, 2018, 'Feasibility and safety of mass drug coadministration with azithromycin and ivermectin for the control of neglected tropical diseases: a single-arm intervention trial', The Lancet Global Health, vol. 6, pp. e1132 - e1138, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S2214-109X(18)30397-8
    Journal articles | 2018
    Lydeamore MJ; Campbell PT; Regan DG; Tong SYC; Andrews RM; Steer AC; Romani L; Kaldor JM; McVernon J; McCaw JM, 2018, 'A biological model of scabies infection dynamics and treatment informs mass drug administration strategies to increase the likelihood of elimination', Mathematical Biosciences, vol. 309, pp. 163 - 173, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.mbs.2018.08.007
    Journal articles | 2017
    Romani L; Whitfeld MJ; Koroivueta J; Kama M; Wand H; Tikoduadua L; Tuicakau M; Koroi A; Ritova R; Andrews R; Kaldor JM; Steer AC, 2017, 'The epidemiology of scabies and impetigo in relation to demographic and residential characteristics: Baseline findings from the skin health intervention Fiji Trial', American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, vol. 97, pp. 845 - 850, http://dx.doi.org/10.4269/ajtmh.16-0753
    Journal articles | 2016
    Mason DS; Marks M; Sokana O; Solomon AW; Mabey DC; Romani L; Kaldor J; Steer AC; Engelman D, 2016, 'The Prevalence of Scabies and Impetigo in the Solomon Islands: A Population-Based Survey', PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases, vol. 10, http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pntd.0004803
    Journal articles | 2016
    Steer AC; Romani L; Kaldor JM, 2016, 'Mass Drug Administration for Scabies Control REPLY', NEW ENGLAND JOURNAL OF MEDICINE, vol. 374, pp. 1690 - 1690, http://dx.doi.org/10.1056/NEJMc1600495
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    2016, 'Mass Drug Administration for Scabies Control', The New England journal of medicine, vol. 374, pp. 1690, http://dx.doi.org/10.1056/NEJMc1600495
    Journal articles | 2015
    Romani L; Koroivueta J; Steer AC; Kama M; Kaldor JM; Wand H; Hamid M; Whitfeld MJ, 2015, 'Scabies and Impetigo Prevalence and Risk Factors in Fiji: A National Survey', PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases, vol. 9, http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pntd.0003452
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    Romani L; Steer AC; Whitfeld MJ; Kaldor JM, 2015, 'Prevalence of scabies and impetigo worldwide: A systematic review', The Lancet Infectious Diseases, vol. 15, pp. 960 - 967, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S1473-3099(15)00132-2
    Journal articles | 2015
    Romani L; Whitfeld MJ; Koroivueta J; Kama M; Wand H; Tikoduadua L; Tuicakau M; Koroi A; Andrews R; Kaldor JM; Steer AC, 2015, 'Mass drug administration for scabies control in a population with endemic disease', New England Journal of Medicine, vol. 373, pp. 2305 - 2313, http://dx.doi.org/10.1056/NEJMoa1500987
    Journal articles | 2014
    Haar K; Romani L; Filimone R; Kishore K; Tuicakau M; Koroivueta J; Kaldor JM; Wand H; Steer A; Whitfeld M, 2014, 'Scabies community prevalence and mass drug administration in two Fijian villages', International Journal of Dermatology, vol. 53, pp. 739 - 745, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ijd.12353
    Journal articles | 2014
    Hannam S; Murray M; Romani L; Tuicakau M; Whitfeld MJ, 2014, 'Kava dermopathy in Fiji: An acquired ichthyosis?', International Journal of Dermatology, vol. 53, pp. 1490 - 1494, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ijd.12546
    Journal articles | 2013
    Whitfeld MJ; Romani L; Steer A, 2013, 'International alliance for the control of scabies. A global approach to a global problem?', AUSTRALASIAN JOURNAL OF DERMATOLOGY, vol. 54, pp. 20 - 21, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000319131900063&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
    Journal articles | 2013
    Journal articles | 2012
    Chen F; Romani L; Driscoll T; Tuicakau M; Nakolinivalu A; Koroivueta J; Whitfeld M, 2012, 'Evaluation of a Fijian nurse dermatology workshop and train-the-trainers program', AUSTRALASIAN JOURNAL OF DERMATOLOGY, vol. 53, pp. 30 - 30, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000304248600084&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1

Awards

2017 Australian Museum Eureka Prize for Infectious Diseases Research (Winner)

2016 Dean’s Rising Star Award – Research Student Faculty of Medicine, UNSW

2016 Aileen Plant Memorial Prize in Infectious Diseases Epidemiology

2016 Australian Museum Eureka Prize for Infectious Diseases Research (Finalist)

2016 Kirby Institute student postgraduate prize

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