Dr Rebecca Baggaley MA MSc PhD

Assistant Professor


I am an Honorary Assistant Professor affiliated with the Department of Global Health and Development in the Faculty of Public Health and Policy. I am an infectious disease epidemiologist and mathematical modeller, and  I employ mathematical models and statistical analyses to study the transmission dynamics of infectious diseases and the impact of maternal and reproductive health interventions.

I gained a BA in Natural Sciences at the University of Cambridge before studying for a MSc in Control of Infectious Diseases here at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM). I went on to research HIV epidemiology and mathematical modelling during my PhD in the Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Imperial College London. Since then I have worked modelling HIV/STIs during my Sir Henry Wellcome Postdoctoral Research Fellowship held at Imperial College, as well as working as a health economist on a wide range of medical conditions during my time in industry. I returned to LSHTM in 2014 to work on maternal and reproductive health. I am currently on a career break but I'm continuing to work evaluating HIV interventions, as well as working on other projects including pneumococcus serotype distribution and Chagas disease control.



Research areas

  • Decision analysis
  • Disease control
  • Drug resistance
  • Economic evaluation
  • Evaluation
  • Impact evaluation
  • Maternal health
  • Modelling
  • Public health
  • Reproductive health
  • Sexual health
  • Systematic reviews
  • Trypanosomes


  • Economics
  • Epidemiology
  • Mathematical modelling
  • Statistics

Disease and Health Conditions

  • Chagas Disease
  • Herpesviruses
  • Human papillomavirus (HPV)
  • Infectious disease
  • Lymphatic filariasis
  • Mental health
  • Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs)
  • Sexually transmitted disease
  • Sexually transmitted infection


  • European Union
  • North America
  • South Asia
  • Sub-Saharan Africa (developing only)


  • United Kingdom

Other interests

  • Cost Effectiveness Analysis
  • Family Planning
  • HIV
  • Health Economics
  • Maternal And Child Health
  • Meta-analysis
  • Population modelling
  • Sexual and Reproductive Health
  • Supply Chain
  • Systematic review
  • Transmission
  • Women's health
  • epidemiology
  • mathematical modeling
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