Tag Archives: Epidemiology

Elizabeth Pisani: The accidental epidemiologist

Public Health Consultant and Author, Elizabeth Pisani told us about how she stumbled upon a career in epidemiology. “I never actually intended to come to the School. I had been working as a journalist in India, Indonesia and China, and … Continue reading

Outbreak simulation exercise

MSc Epidemiology student Emaline Laney shares her account of an outbreak simulation exercise, conducted as part of the Epidemiology and Control of Communicable Diseases module. I looked around the table. The seven of us, representing six countries – South Africa, … Continue reading

Congratulations to Cesar Victora awarded 2017 Gairdner Global Health Award

PhD in Health Care Epidemiology alumnus (1983), Cesar Victora has won the prestigious 2017 Gairdner Global Health Award. The John Dirks Canada Gairdner Global Health Award recognises the world’s top scientists who have made outstanding achievements in Global Health Research. … Continue reading

Introduction to the Whitehall Study cataloguing project

This is the first blog in a series relating to the cataloguing of the health survey of male civil servants aged 40 and over, more commonly known as the Whitehall Study. For this initial post, I will outline the project … Continue reading

Global Public Health Expert: Dr Franklin White

For this week’s alumni profile, we spoke to MSc Social Medicine alumnus, Dr Franklin White. Dr White, a medical graduate (1969) from McGill University, Montreal, chose to study at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine after completing an … Continue reading

Alumni Profile: Dr Omran Habib

Dr Omran S Habib, Msc Community Health in Developing Countries (1981) and PhD (1985) told us why London was a place to reshape the future of a junior doctor from Iraq. Prior to studying at the School, Omran trained as … Continue reading

Working together for the Future of Global Health

In partnership with New Scientist, the RVC and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine are co-hosting an exciting event this Autumn. On Monday 3 October, Professor Stuart Reid, Principal of the Royal Veterinary College and Professor Peter Piot, … Continue reading

Obituary: Dr Myron G. Schultz

It is with much sadness that we announce the loss of Dr Myron G. Schultz DVM, MD, DCMT, FACP, who passed away on Friday 19 February 2016 due to pulmonary hypertension, aged 81. Dr Schultz was an award winning epidemiologist … Continue reading

Short course: “Epidemiological evaluation of vaccines: efficacy, safety and policy”

Epidemiological research has become an important tool in assessing vaccine protection. Although there are several courses specialising in vaccinology, there remains a gap in teaching about advanced epidemiological tools for vaccine evaluation. This course fills that gap, providing an in-depth … Continue reading

World Statistics Day 2015

Today marks the Royal Statistical Society (RSS) second World Statistics Day. In recognition of this, the Archives have looked on the life of Major Greenwood, an epidemiologist, statistician, former president of RSS, and professor of Epidemiology and Vital Statistics at … Continue reading