Elizabeth Pisani Wiki,Biography, Net Worth

Elizabeth Pisani is a 57-years-old American Epidemiologist from the United States of America. her estimated net worth is $1 Million to $5 Million Approx. Jump into read her life Facts, Wikipedia and biographies Details

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According to the wiki and biography of Elizabeth Pisani was born on 1964 in United States of America. let’s check out the Elizabeth’s personal and public life facts, Wikipedia, bio, spouse, net worth, and career details.

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In 2016, the UK government’s Review on Antimicrobial Resistance asked Pisani to review evidence for the links between poor quality medicine and the development and spread of drug resistant infections. The full report was summarised in an interim paper published by the AMR Review.


While working on Indonesia, Etc., Pisani renewed her longstanding interest in political science. She has contributed essays on Indonesian politics to Foreign Affairs, The New York Times, Nikkei Asia Review and others. In seminars from 2014, she began to explore using the tools of epidemiology to look at political “diseases”, particularly corruption and conflict.

Pisani discussed a presentation given at the Merseyside Skeptics Society 2014 QED Conference with Eran Segev of the Skeptic Zone Podcast. They discussed AIDS and HIV with Pisani describing how HIV is now invisible because AIDS is not typically occurring anymore so people are not as afraid of HIV and are not as concerned about sharing their status with their partners. The private cost of HIV is not high but the public cost is significant due to costs of medications paid for by insurance and public benefits Pisani stated. This creates a public message problem about how and why to avoid HIV. Pisani detailed how HIV transmission is dependent on the amount of free virus in your system and the most likely time to transmit the virus is during the active time when they are between stable partners which makes the common wisdom about transmission rates using average numbers of partners out of date.. The interview wrapped up with a discussion of how Circumcision reduces the likelihood that you will contract HIV by 60% in heterosexual populations. Pisani stated that she received a lot of grief over her support of circumcision.


In late 2011, Pisani took a sabbatical from her day job to explore Indonesia, where she had worked from 1988 – 1991 as a foreign correspondent, and from 2001-2005 in her capacity as an epidemiologist and public health advocate. She blogged about her travels at Portrait Indonesia from late 2011-2013. At the end of 2013, she moved her blog to a new site, Indonesia, Etc. Her travels there form the basis of a book, Indonesia, Etc.: Exploring the Improbable Nation, which was published to critical acclaim in June 2014. At the end of 2014 the book was listed among the best non-fiction books of the year by The Economist and by The Wall Street Journal.


In the mid-2010s, Pisani’s interest turned to the quality of medicines. With research grant support from the Wellcome Trust and Erasmus University Rotterdam, she led a four-country study into the political and economic factors driving the market for substandard and falsified medicines, especially in middle income countries, and continues to work in this area.

Pisani has been a vocal advocate of the harm reduction approach to addressing HIV/AIDS, supporting needle exchange programmes, making condoms widely available, and giving aid to countries that have policies of legalized prostitution. She outlined these views in her book, subsequent articles, interviews, and her 2010 TED Talk. She strongly criticized the regulations imposed by USAID ambassador Randall Tobias, in particular, those forbidding aid recipients from accepting, tolerating, or legalizing prostitution, or promothing anything but abstinence, arguing that organizations of prostitutes are effective at educating those most at risk, and that abstinence-only sex education has been demonstrated to fail in rigorous scientific studies. In addition, she criticized the Catholic Church’s prohibition on condom use as a means to prevent the spread of HIV. In an interview with The Guardian, she said “I don’t think it’s evil to have anal sex with 16 people in a weekend without condoms. I just think if you do that there’s a high likelihood you’re going to get infected. That’s all. It’s cause and effect. And I think if we can prevent a fatal disease, we should. I don’t get how it’s OK to keep someone alive once they’re sick – but not OK to stop them getting sick. I just don’t get that.” In an article for The Guardian the following year, she asked “[w]hy can’t we extend our compassion to those who are not yet infected, and provide them with all the information and tools they need to stay uninfected? Whether the pope likes it or not, those tools include condoms. In her TED Talk, she called the position “clearly irrational” In addition, she elaborated her position on needle-exchange programmes, citing several studies that supported their effectiveness, and noting that Margaret Thatcher was the first major public figure to lend support to it. She concluded her talk by saying that the audience there, and anyone viewing the talk on the web, “has a duty to demand of their politicians that we make policy based on scientific evidence, and on common sense.”


Pisani has written a wide variety of research papers and institutional reports on HIV and AIDS, including the first two editions of the biennial global report on AIDS for the United Nations programme on AIDS (UNAIDS), technical manuals on disease surveillance, and advocacy papers. In 2008, she published The Wisdom of Whores, which argues that a substantial portion of the funding devoted to HIV and AIDS is wasted on ineffective programming, the result of science and good public health policy being trumped by politics and ideology. It was long-listed for the Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-fiction in 2009. The following year, she gave a TED talk arguing that the “rational” health belief model that underpins many public health campaigns are quite irrational from the point of view of those they target.


While working in an HIV prevention programme in Indonesia in 2004, Pisani and her colleagues discovered that the medicines they were giving female sex workers to cure sexually transmitted infections were not working. There were three possible reasons for this: the women were not taking their medicines correctly; the pathogens were resistant to the medicines; or, the medicines were of poor quality. It turned out to be the second of these, but it took fully four years to change national guidelines and to start treating women with medicines that did work, largely because of the economic interests of government-owned pharmaceutical companies. In a presentation to the first Conference on Medicine Quality and Public Health, held in Oxford in September 2018, Pisani explained that this incident sparked an interest in the relationship between medicine quality and antimicrobial resistance, as well as in the political drivers of pharmaceutical policy.


In the late 2000s, she began working with the Wellcome Trust and other major funders of public health research to increase the sharing of data between scientists so that more knowledge can be squeezed out of expensive field research. She also worked with Wellcome to explore ways of increasing engagement between scientists and society in the countries where they sponsor major research programmes. One outcome of this was the “Foreign Bodies, Common Ground” exhibition, bringing together art from residencies in research centres in Thailand, Vietnam, Malawi, Kenya, South Africa and the UK. In 2016, Pisani initiated a collaboration with an East London based orchestra, the Grand Union Orchestra, which led to “Song of Contagion”, a jazz show which tried to explore the reasons for bad decision-making in global health through music.


She was born in the United States and educated in several European countries. She is fluent in French and Spanish, and has learned Chinese and Indonesian. She graduated from Oxford University with an MA in classical Chinese in 1986. After working as a journalist for many years, Pisani changed professional course, taking an MSc in Medical Demography and later a PhD in Infectious Disease Epidemiology at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine.


Elizabeth Pisani (born 1964) is an academic researcher and the director of Ternyata Ltd., a public health consultancy based in London, UK. An epidemiologist by training, her research investigates the ways in which politics, economics and culture influence public health. She currently focuses on the forces that drive the markets for substandard and falsified medicines and has in the past worked extensively on HIV. Together with many academic publications, she is known for her books about Indonesia, and about HIV. Indonesia Etc.: Exploring the Improbable Nation, is regularly cited as one of the best books about that country. The Wisdom of Whores: Bureaucrats, Brothels and the Business of AIDS, and her TED Talk “Sex, drugs, and HIV – let’s get rational” describe the ways in which politics, religion and culture can outweigh scientific evidence in decision-making about HIV prevention.

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Age (2021)57 Years
Birthplace London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
Date Of Birth1964
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The Elizabeth Pisani Estimated Net worth is $80K – USD $85k.

Monthly Income/Salary (approx.)$80K – $85k USD
Net Worth (approx.)$4 million- $6 million USD

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