Alma Adler BA MA PhD MSc

Assistant Professor


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 originally trained as an anthropologist at McGill University and subsequently trained as Epidemiologist with a focus in low and middle income countries at LSHTM.  Her current research interests are non-communicable diseases, particularly around evaluation and implementation research in cardiovascular disease in resource poor areas. Alma has a particular interest in how to use digital technology to accelerate the implementation of cost-effective interventions in low and middle income countries.   Previously, Alma worked in wide range of areas including maternal and child health, synthesis research, and public engagement in science. 

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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