Alma Adler BA MA PhD MSc

Research Fellow


Alma completed her MSc in Public Health in Developing Countries in August 2007 when she joined the Maternal and Neonatal group.  Previous to joining the school, she recieved her PhD in Biological Anthropology and carried out research in several countries.




Alma teaches on extended epidemiology and the short courses systematic reviews and meta-analyses of health research and issues in Global Non-Communicable Diseases: from research to policy. Previously she was course organiser for Extended Epidemiololgy and Systematic Reivews and Meta-Analysis of Health Research.


Alma splits her time between working at LSHTM and as the Science Officer for the World Heart Federation.  

Her current research interests are in Non-communicable diseases, particularly in hypertension, and how to manage hypertension in resource poor areas.

Alma also works as the systematic review specialist for the Cochrane Heart Group 

Alma previously ran the Flusurvey project in the Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology and worked in Maternal and Neonatal health and mortality. Main research interests included a CHERG funded project to identify and quantify causes of maternal morbidity globally. Other projects include neonatal health and mortality in conflict settings, creating estimates of incidence of preterm birth worldwide, and determining causes of neonatal deaths.

Research areas

  • Global Health
  • Implementation research
  • Maternal health
  • Perinatal health
  • Public health
  • Systematic reviews


  • Anthropology
  • Epidemiology
  • Statistics

Disease and Health Conditions

  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Influenza
  • Non-communicable diseases


  • Sub-Saharan Africa (all income levels)
  • World

Other interests

  • Hypertension
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