MD, M.H.Sc. Epidemiologist, PhD
Lilly (1984) works as a pediatric registrar / fellow pediatric infectious diseases (ID) and scientist at the Wilhelmina Children’s Hospital, University Medical Center Utrecht, The Netherlands. To finalize her residency and as part of her ID fellowship, she is currently based in the pediatric ID Department of Tygerberg Hospital, Stellenbosch University, Cape Town, South Africa. During her PhD (2010 – 2014) and thereafter, Lilly studied global pediatric risk groups experiencing high rates of respiratory infections in both urban and rural areas of Europe, sub-Saharan Africa, Asia and South America. As a clinician and epidemiologist with a translational scope, she performs clinical studies deciphering the host immunological factors defining susceptibility to respiratory infections in vulnerable children.