Professor Neal Alexander PhD

Professor of Medical Statistics and Epidemiology


I joined the school in 1998.  Since 2004 I have been employed part time by the school and largely been based in Colombia where I work at CIDEIM.




I teach on the MSc in Clinical Trials and am co-organizer of the module Protocol Development.  I co-wrote material for this and several other modules.  I have a Modular MA from the Institute of Education.


I am a member of the Tropical Epidemiology Group and work largely on dengue, leishmaniasis, lymphatic filariasis and other parasitic and vector-borne diseases.

I previously worked at the Papua New Guinea Institute of Medical Research, and the Ahmadu Bello University in Kaduna, Nigeria (seconded from the Institute of Ophthalmology, London).

In 1998 I completed a PhD supervised by Bryan Grenfell in the Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge entitled 'Heterogeneity and the Epidemiology of Lymphatic Filariasis'. I also have a BA in Mathematics and a Diploma in Mathematical Statistics from the same university.

Click here for my Google Scholar profile.

Research areas

  • Parasites
  • Statistical methods


  • Epidemiology
  • Statistics

Disease and Health Conditions

  • Infectious disease
  • Malaria


  • Latin America & Caribbean (all income levels)
  • Sub-Saharan Africa (all income levels)


  • Brazil
  • Colombia
  • Kenya
  • Peru
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