Alma Adler BA MA PhD MSc
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Alma completed her MSc in Public Health in Developing Countries in August 2007 when she joined the Maternal and Neonatal group. Since then she has worked with The Cochrane Heart Group and with Flusurvey. Previous to joining the school, she recieved her PhD in Biological Anthropology and Archaeology and carried out research in several countries.
Alma teaches on the current issues in safe motherhood and perinatal health course as well as epidemiology and control of communicable diseases course. She is currently co-organizer of the extended epidemiology course
Alma currently splits her time between two projects.
She is currently running the Flusurvey project in the Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology. This is an online nationwide research project aiming to study and understand the spread of flu, as well as understand risk factors. More details can be found at Flusurvey.org.uk
Alma also works as the systematic review specialist for the Cochrane Heart Group which is housed in the Department of Non-Communicable Disease Epidemiology.
Alma previously 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.
- Maternal health
- Perinatal health
- Public health
- Systematic reviews
Disease and Health Conditions
- Cardiovascular disease
Obstetric fistula in Southern Sudan: situational analysis and Key Informant Method to estimate prevalence.
Adler, A.J. ; Fox, S. ; Campbell, O.M. ; Kuper, H. ;
BMC Pregnancy Childbirth, 2013; 13:64
National, regional, and worldwide estimates of preterm birth rates in the year 2010 with time trends since 1990 for selected countries: a systematic analysis and implications.
Blencowe, H. ; Cousens, S. ; Oestergaard, M.Z. ; Chou, D. ; Moller, A.B. ; Narwal, R. ; Adler, A. ; Vera Garcia, C. ; Rohde, S. ; Say, L. ; Lawn, J.E. ;
Lancet, 2012; 379(9832):2162-72
Identifying regional variation in the prevalence of postpartum haemorrhage: a systematic review and meta-analysis.
Calvert, C. ; Thomas, S.L. ; Ronsmans, C. ; Wagner, K.S. ; Adler, A.J. ; Filippi, V. ;
PLoS One, 2012; 7(7):e41114
Quantifying the global burden of morbidity due to unsafe abortion: Magnitude in hospital-based studies and methodological issues.
Adler, A.J. ; Filippi, V. ; Thomas, S.L. ; Ronsmans, C. ;
Int J Gynaecol Obstet, 2012; 118 Suppl 2:S65-77
Women who experience obstetric haemorrhage are at higher risk of anaemia, in both rich and poor countries.
Wagner, K.S. ; Ronsmans, C. ; Thomas, S.L. ; Calvert, C. ; Adler, A. ; Ganaba, R. ; Goufodji, S. ; Filippi, V. ;
Trop Med Int Health, 2011;
Incidence of severe acute maternal morbidity associated with abortion: a systematic review.
Adler, A.J.; Filippi, V.; Thomas, S.L.; Ronsmans, C.;
Trop Med Int Health, 2011;
Four million deaths: counting and attribution of cause of death
Lawn, J.; Osrin, D.; Adler, A.; Cousens, S.
Paediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology, 2008; 22:410-416
Late diagnosis of HIV in Europe: definitional and public health challenges.
Adler, A.; Mounier-Jack, S.; Coker, R.J.;
AIDS Care, 2008; 21(3):284-93
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