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LaraFairall is the founding head of the KTU. She is a clinician scientist and expert in the design and conduct of pragmatic cluster randomised controlled trials in less developed country primary care settings, specifically those which investigate how to improve the quality and integration of primary care for priority conditions including HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, non-communicable diseases, and mental health. She has published over 30 peer-reviewed publications and led the development of educational interventions to improve the quality of primary care in South Africa and other African countries. She is currently the co-Principal Investigator of a NIMH-funded trial to improve the quality of primary care for people on lifelong ART. She is a founding member of the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI) Collaborating Center of Excellence in South Africa – the Chronic Disease Initiative in Africa (CDIA). In 2011, she was recognised as one of South Africa’s Top 200 Young South Africans in the health category by the Mail and Guardian.