Tag Archives: Epidemiology

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

Alumni Profile: Dr John Mark Velasco

Dr Velasco finished his BSc Biology (cum laude), Doctor of Medicine, Masters of Public Health from the University of the Philippines and his post-graduate diploma (2011) and Masters of Science in Clinical Trials (2013) from the London School of Hygiene … Continue reading

Obituary: Professor Tony McMichael

Tony McMichael, who sadly died in September 2014, was an outstanding and visionary public health scientist who was particularly renowned for his pioneering work on climate change and health. He showed early awareness of the need to address injustice and defend … Continue reading

14th Advanced Vaccinology Course in the Asia Pacific Region

Raúl Gomez Roman (MSc Immunology of Infectious Diseases in 1997) is the Scientific Communications Manager at the International Vaccine Institute (IVI), which is based in Seoul, Korea.  This year, he is part of the Scientific Organizing Committee for IVI’s 14th … Continue reading

Current Topics in Occupational Epidemiology

Current Topics in Occupational Epidemiology is an in-depth study of contemporary issues and emerging themes in the field, edited by alumnus Dr Katherine Venables (MSc Occupational Medicine 1980). Divided into seven parts the book discusses ‘new’ occupational diseases such as pneumonia in … Continue reading

New Short Course in Non-Communicable Diseases

We are delighted to announce the launch of an exciting new short course at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine covering the globally important topic of Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs). Non-communicable diseases, such as cardiovascular disease and cancer, are … Continue reading

Discover Disgust – New Book Launch from Dr Val Curtis

Join Dr Val Curtis at an evening reception to explore the vital role that disgust plays in disease prevention around the world. Our reactions to things that disgust us influence our eating habits, our relationships and even our moral judgement. … Continue reading

Tribute to Sir Ronald Ross

Sir Ronald Ross, a leading pioneer in Tropical Medicine, and all round talented man, died on this day in 1932.   “Sir Ronald Ross was born in India in 1857 to a Scottish Army Officer and his wife. He was … Continue reading

Alumni Profile: Raquel Rogers

Dr Raquel Rogers studied the Certificate in Pharmacoepidemiology and Pharmacovigilance at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine.  Here she talks about her experiences studying the course, and how it has helped her in her career.  “I am a medical … Continue reading