Obituary: Dr Elizabeth “Lizzie” Millett

LizzieIt is with great sadness that we share the news that Lizzie Millett, former Research Fellow in Epidemiology here at the School, died on Thursday 7th March 2019 from complications of chronic lung disease.

Lizzie came to the School in 2008 to study on the Masters in Epidemiology and her promise as an epidemiologist was soon evident. After obtaining her MSc, she became an integral part of the Flu Watch study at University College London.  She then secured an NIHR-funded position and returned to LSHTM to start her PhD on the use of linked electronic health data to investigate community-acquired pneumonia among UK older individuals. Lizzie’s exceptional skills in optimising the use of these data were soon in great demand – she developed valuable analytical tools for identifying and classifying infections that she generously shared with other research teams.  She made major contributions to several research studies at the School, and successfully completed her own PhD in 2017. More recently, Lizzie continued her electronic health record research at Oxford University, working on a high-profile study of cardiovascular disease in women.

Lizzie was a gifted epidemiologist who was much-respected by her colleagues.  She was also fun-loving, kind and loyal, with a wicked sense of humour and an enormous capacity for friendship.  She will be greatly missed.  Our thoughts and sympathies go to her family, and to the many friends who loved her.

 

This obituary post was written by close friend and colleague Prof Sara Thomas

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