Alma Adler BA MA PhD MSc

Research Fellow

Alma Adler's Background

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 Adler's Affiliation

Alma Adler's Teaching

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 Adler's Research

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

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.

Research areas

  • Maternal health
  • Perinatal health
  • Public health
  • Systematic reviews


  • Epidemiology
  • Statistics

Disease and Health Conditions

  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Influenza

Other interests

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