Team

Adrian Root

I am interested in the effect of drug-drug interactions in primary care. My PhD will explore the population level risk from drug-drug interactions by investigating how frequently these drug combinations are prescribed in primary care and for specific examples, what the risk of harm is. My supervisors are Dr Ian Douglas and Prof Liam Smeeth. Contact details...

Amy Mulick

I am a medical statistician with a special interest in methods for dealing with ‘big data’ problems. Currently (August 2017) I work with Drs Sinead Langan, David Prieto and Elizabeth Williamson and Professor Neil Pearce to develop optimal methods for identifying new eczema phenotypes. I have previously worked on big data, biomarker discovery and clinical trial design problems here at LSHTM,...

Andreia Leite

I have studied Medicine and I am currently a registrar in Public Health in Lisbon, Portugal. I have also completed an MSc in Biostatistics at the Faculty of Sciences in Lisbon and a Master in Public Health at Umeå University, Sweden. I am currently a PhD candidate at the Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health.

Anna Ascott

I studied medicine at Barts and The London Medical School in East London, and came to the LSHTM to complete the MSc Public Health in my intercalated year. I am currently collaborating with Sinead Langan on her work investigating co-morbidities of eczema. I am about to embark on the academic foundation programme for newly qualified doctors, where I will combine my interests in public health...

Anthony Matthews

After completing my undergraduate degree in Mathematics at the University of York, I pursued a masters in Epidemiology at the University of Cambridge. My master’s thesis involved using primary care records from the UK to assess adverse drug reactions. This set me in good stead to use a wider range of electronic health records when moving to the EHR group at LSHTM in 2014.  I am now studying...

Anu Jain

Anu is based at the department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology and is working with Dr Sara Thomas (Electronic Health Records group) at London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM). She is pursuing a National Institute for Health Research Health Protection Research Unit (NIHR HPRU) funded doctorate on inequalities in vaccine uptake and vaccine-preventable disease burden in England.

Ben Goldacre

Ben Goldacre works on trials transparency, trial reporting, policy RCTs, and better uses of data in the NHS. He trained in medicine at Oxford and UCL, psychiatry at the Maudsley, and epidemiology at LSHTM. He also does extensive public engagement work, for which a full bio is here. Recent projects include www.OpenPrescribing.net www.OpenTrials.net www.COMPare-trials.org...

Caroline Minassian

I initially studied Experimental Psychology, graduating from Oxford University with a BA (Hons) in 2001. I joined LSHTM after completing the MSc in Epidemiology here in 2007. Since then, much of my research has focused on investigating the role of acute infections and inflammation in vascular disease, using a variety of large electronic health datasets: UK primary care databases (including the...

Charlotte Warren-Gash

My research focusses on understanding the relationship between infections and vascular or degenerative diseases to inform strategies for personalised prevention. My current work is funded by a Wellcome Trust Intermediate Clinical Fellowship to investigate the role of persisting virus infections on the development of neurological diseases of ageing such as stroke and dementia. My PhD at UCL looked...

Dorothea Nitsch

Dr. Dorothea Nitsch trained in medicine and continues her clinical work as a Honorary Consultant at the Royal Free Hospital. She currently runs a low clearance clinic at the St Pancras Hospital in north London. After finishing her MSc in Medical Statistics, she joined the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine in 2003 and is currently the MSc Course Co-director of Epidemiology, and...

Elizabeth Williamson

I am a biostatistician who is particularly interested in the methods used to make causal statements using routinely collected data. These sorts of data bring many challenges, including measured and unmeasured confounding, time-varying exposures and confounding, changes in medication use over time and measurement error. A huge range of statistical techniques have been proposed to deal with these...

Emily Herrett

My undergraduate degree was in Biology and I completed a Masters in Epidemiology at LSHTM in 2007, and my PhD in 2013. Since then I have worked at LSHTM, where my research focuses on observational and interventional cardiovascular disease epidemiology. I’m currently working on three main projects: (i) a British Heart Foundation funded project to explore the impact of the media on use of...

Francis Nissen

My background is medicine, and I am currently working on a PhD in pharmacoepidemiology. After graduating from medical school in Louvain in 2011, I have completed a postgraduate in Tropical Medicine in Antwerp. With this training I worked in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Burundi and Belgium in public health and the humanitarian sector. After completing the MSc in Epidemiology at the LSHTM in...

Harriet Forbes

I did an undergraduate degree in Human Sciences, followed by a Masters in Epidemiology at LSHTM.  Prior to working at the School, I was a Research Assistant at the Kings Centre for Military Health Research, exploring the mental health of military personnel returning from Iraq and Afghanistan. I then joined the School in 2011. I have experience working with large datasets, namely the CPRD and...

Helena Carreira

Having completed a BSc in Nutrition at the University of Porto (Portugal), I started working at the University of Porto Medical School investigating time trends of obesity, diabetes, hypertension and smoking in Portugal. During this time I also completed an MSc in Public Health and worked on diverse studies related to cancer. Following this, in 2013, I joined the LSHTM and worked for three years...

Ian Douglas

I initially trained in physiology and pharmacology, but having decided lab work wasn’t for me, I applied for any job I was qualified for! I found myself at the UK MHRA working on the side effects of medicines and became fascinated by the formal process of studying these effects using routine healthcare data. I then spent time at GlaxoSmithKline working on the safety of respiratory and HIV...

Jemma Walker

Statistician working in a joint post between LSHTM and Public Health England (PHE) on the HPRU immunisation grant. This grant is to analyse the safety and efficacy of vaccines in the UK. I have a background in statistical genetics and my PhD was in Bayesian methodology for genome wide association studies. I am currently working on a number of vaccine related projects with Sara Thomas (LSHTM) and...

Jennifer Quint

Dr Quint is a Clinical Senior Lecturer in Respiratory Epidemiology at the National Heart and Lung Institute, Imperial College London and Honorary Consultant Physician in Respiratory Medicine at Royal Brompton Hospital, London. She trained in Medicine prior to undertaking a PhD, both at University College London followed by an MSc in Epidemiology at LSHTM. She held an MRC Population Health...

Jeremy Brown

I studied Biological Sciences at the University of Oxford and then completed an MSc at LSHTM in the Control of Infectious Diseases. Prior to joining the school I worked at Cancer Research UK, Parkinson’s UK, and as an epidemiologist in the Cancer Screening and Prevention Research Group at Imperial College London. I currently work with Ian Douglas and others on a project investigating the use of...

John Tazare

I have previously studied a BSc in Mathematics at the University of Birmingham and a MSc in Medical Statistics at LSHTM. I joined the EHR group in October 2016 when I began a PhD under the supervision of Elizabeth Williamson and Ian Douglas, funded by the MRC London Intercollegiate Doctoral Training Partnership between LSHTM and St George’s University. The PhD is looking at bias in the...

Juliet Addo

I trained in medicine and obtained a PhD in Epidemiology from the LSHTM. I joined the LSHTM as a Clinical Lecturer in 2012. My major research interests are in non communicable diseases (NCD) in sub Saharan Africa (SSA) and among Africans in Europe. I am particularly interested in diabetes and cardiovascular disease and the ethnic and socio-economic inequalities in their risk. We have recently...

Kate Mansfield

I came to research from clinical medicine via an unconventional route including computer programming, osteopathy and yoga teaching. My first experience using routinely collected GP records aimed to identify a group of people with a controversial chronic pain condition. I am now using electronic health record data to investigate kidney disease. Contact details...

Kate Mudie

I am a Research Assistant analyzing NCD data from large African cohort studies. Presently, I am using cross-sectional data from Malawi to compare differences between BMI and other anthropometric measures in their strength and correlation with diabetes and hypertension. Previously, I have worked on the effects of HIV infection and antiretroviral use on kidney function from a South African...

Katie Harron

I am a statistician with an interest in using data linkage to exploit existing data sources for improving maternal and child health. My research to date has focussed on the complexities of linking large datasets, evaluation of linkage quality, and the use of electronic healthcare data to support clinical trials. My current research aims to identify and measure determinants of childhood health...

Katrina Abuabara

Dr. Abuabara is a Dermatologist and Clinical Epidemiologist at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). She trained at Stanford University, Harvard Medical School, and the University of Pennsylvania before joining the faculty at UCSF in 2015. She is working to develop innovative methods to bridge the gap between evidence generated from population-based studies and decision making for...

Kevin Wing

I initially trained as a Biochemist, graduating from Bristol University with a BSc (Hons) in 1998. I subsequently completed an MSc in Information Technology at Glasgow University. I have 10 years experience working on technology and processes relating to the licensing and regulation of medicines. In 2010 I completed the MSc Epidemiology at LSHTM and completed my PhD at LSHTM in October 2015. I am...

Krishnan Bhaskaran

I have a background in mathematics and statistics and have worked in various areas of medical statistics and epidemiology. My main current interest is in investigating long-term health outcomes among people with a history of cancer. I have a Sir Henry Dale fellowship from the Wellcome Trust and Royal Society to look specifically at cardiovascular consequences of cancer and its treatment, and am...

Laurie Tomlinson

Current research/interests: My research is in the epidemiology of kidney disease, particularly kidney related side-effects of commonly prescribed drugs. My main current project is researching the epidemiology of acute kidney injury and the role that infections and medications play in its development. In addition my group is studying the association between mental health problems and kidney...

Liam Smeeth

I trained in medicine and continue clinical work as a general practitioner. In 2006 I was appointed as professor of clinical epidemiology at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and am currently Head of the Department of Non-communicable Disease Epidemiology. I have held a Wellcome Trust Senior Fellowship in Clinical Science since 2007. Much of my research is based on making better...

Liz Crellin

After an undergraduate degree in Biology, I worked in academic journals publishing for several years, where I was involved with implementing content management systems and XML standards, among other things. I completed a Masters in Epidemiology at LSHTM in 2015 and then joined the School as a Research Assistant. I will contribute to a variety of different projects in disease aetiology and drug...

Loes Hollestein

I am Loes Hollestein and I am a clinical epidemiologist at the department of Dermatology at the Erasmus MC Cancer Institute in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. I am also affiliated to the Netherlands Comprehensive Cancer Center, who facilitates the Netherlands Cancer Registry. I described the epidemiology and burden of disease of skin cancer in the Netherlands using data from the Netherlands Cancer...

Luigi Palla

I obtained a degree in Statistical and Economic Sciences (2000) and Ph.D. in Statistical Methodology for Scientific Research from the University of Bologna (2004). After a postdoctoral appointment at Dept Mathematics, Free University Amsterdam, for several years I worked as a statistician for the Medical Research Council at University of Cambridge, in the areas of genetic epidemiology (mainly...

Manuel Gomes & Richard Grieve

Methods for the evaluation of the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of new drugs, technologies and health policies from large observational data. THETA: http://theta.lshtm.ac.uk/ Our researchers are developing, evaluating and applying methods for health economic studies that use large routine observational datasets. Our methodological interests include: harnessing observational data to improve...

Maria Peppa

Maria is a PhD candidate within the Electronic Health Records group, in partnership with Public Health England. Prior to starting her PhD, Maria completed a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in Natural Sciences at Cambridge University. She also holds an MSc in Control of Infectious Diseases from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. Her PhD project aims to use electronic health...

Masao Iwagami

Graduating from the Univ. of Tokyo in 2008 and working as a juniour/seniour resident for 4 years in Japan, I decided to learn more about epidemiology and medical statistics as a nephrologist. I got Master of Public Health at the Univ. of Tokyo (I was involved in big data research on acute kidney injury using Japanese Diagnosis Combination Database) and then MSc Epidemiology at LSHTM. Luckily, I...

Morten Schmidt

Morten Schmidt is a MD and collaborator from Department of Clinical Epidemiology, Aarhus University Hospital, Denmark. Morten’s research focus is cardiovascular epidemiology and he did his PhD on “Cardiovascular risks associated with non-aspirin NSAID use”. He is the former head of the Danish Society for Medical Student Research and currently a committee member the Danish Society for...

Robyn Collins

EHR Research Group Coordinator and PA to Professor Liam Smeeth. Contact details...

Rohini Mathur

I am an epidemiologist specializing in health equity research. I initially completed an undergraduate degree in public health at the University of Waterloo in Canada, followed by an MSc at LSHTM in reproductive and sexual health research. Prior to coming to LSHTM I worked at the Institute for Health and Social Policy at McGill University in Montreal, and at later at Queen Mary, University of...

Ruth Farmer

I am a 3rd year PhD student funded by the MRC clinical trials unit at UCL. The overall theme of my work is the application of causal methods in electronic health records, with a focus on diabetes epidemiology. My first study examined the association between metformin use and risk of cancer, using marginal structural models with inverse probability of treatment weights to deal with time dependent...

Samantha Wilkinson

My research will focus on the use of anti-diabetic drugs, in primary care using CPRD data. The project will examine renal outcomes among people taking different drug combinations. I completed my MSc in Epidemiology at McGill University in Montreal. My work experience includes healthcare improvement research, clinical research and clinical audit. My supervisors are Laurie Tomlinson and Ian...

Sara Thomas

I worked originally as a doctor before leaving to pursue a number of less conventional jobs. I returned to study Epidemiology at LSHTM in 1994 and I have worked as an epidemiologist ever since. Much of my research focuses on the use of linked electronic health records to investigate the epidemiology of infections and vaccines, and I lead the Electronic Health Records Theme of the NIHR Health...

Sarah Gadd

After completing an MRes in Medical Sciences at Newcastle University, I moved to the University of Leeds to study an MSc in Epidemiology and Biostatistics. My MSc research project used simulations to highlight issues caused by regression to the mean in life course epidemiology studies. I moved to the EHR group at LSHTM in September 2016 and am now working on a number of projects examining trends...

Sarah-Jo Sinnott

Sarah-Jo qualified as a pharmacist in 2010 and then returned to her alma mater, University College Cork to undertake a PhD in epidemiology. During this time she worked with the national Pharmacy Claims Database in Ireland, and Medicaid data, while on a visiting Scholarship to the Division of Pharmacoepidemiology and Pharmacoeconomics at Harvard Medical School, Boston. She has just started a Sir...

Sigrun Johannesdottir Schmidt

Sigrun Schmidt is a collaborator from Department of Clinical Epidemiology, Aarhus University Hospital, Denmark. Sigrún holds a MD from Aarhus University, Denmark, and has been a PhD student since February 2014. Sigrun’s research focus is dermatology and as part of her PhD, which considers herpes zoster, she is a visiting student at LSHTM for five months. Here, she is working on a collaborative...

Sinead Langan

I am an Associate Professor and Wellcome Senior Clinical Fellow at the School and honorary consultant dermatologist at St John’s Institiute of Dermatology, London. I lead a large programme of work using electronic medical record and administrative data which aims to answer key questions relevant to understanding herpes zoster natural history and informing vaccination policy. I also use the...

Stephen Evans

I am originally a physicist turned computer scientist, then medical statistician and epidemiologist. I did the LSHTM MSc in Med Stats in 1977. I teach and do research but also spend quite a bit of time on advisory committees for WHO and the EU and UK regulators of medicines and vaccines. I work on new methods for detecting adverse drug (and vaccine) reactions and the use of EHRs for various...

William Rudgard

As an undergraduate I studied biomedical science, where I developed a keen interest in infectious disease. Subsequent work in Peru and Lao lead me to study an MSc in Control of Infectious Disease at LSHTM. My primary interest is in the social determinants of Tuberculosis, and innovative ways to tackle them. Using linked Brazilian administrative health and social data, my PhD aims to evaluate the...