Professor Oona Campbell


of Epidemiology and Reproductive Health

I am a reproductive epidemiologist with degrees in demography, epidemiology and biology. I currently lead the maternal health programme. My areas of expertise include measurement of maternal morbidity and mortality, perinatal mortality and evaluation of different modes of delivering maternal health and family planning services.


Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health
Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology


I organize Extended Epidemiology and teach on it. I also teach on Foundations in Reproductive Health Research; Family Planning; Current Issues in Maternal and Perinatal Health; Basic Epidemiology.


I have worked in the Middle East (Lebanon, Egypt, Jordan, Turkey), in West Africa (Benin, Nigeria, and Ghana), and in the Philippines, Indonesia and Brazil. I have collaborated with a number of Ministries of Health and agencies (including MotherCare, DFID, WHO, World Bank, UNICEF, USAID and Ford Foundation).

Research Area
Health impact analysis
Health status measurement
Maternal health
Perinatal health
Sexual health
GIS/Spatial analysis
Arab World
Middle East & North Africa (developing only)
Sub-Saharan Africa (all income levels)

Selected Publications

Family Planning, Antenatal and Delivery Care: Cross-Sectional Survey Evidence on Levels of Coverage and Inequalities by Public and Private Sector in 57 Low- and Middle-Income Countries.
Campbell, O.M.; Benova, L.; MacLeod, D.; Baggaley, R.F.; Rodrigues, L.C.; Hanson, K.; Powell-Jackson, T.; Penn-Kekana, L.; Polonsky, R.; Footman, K.; Vahanian, A.; Pereira, S.K.; Santos, A.C.; Filippi, V.G.; Lynch, C.A.; Goodman, C.;
Trop Med Int Health
New signal functions to measure the ability of health facilities to provide routine and emergency newborn care.
Gabrysch, S. ; Civitelli, G. ; Edmond, K.M. ; Mathai, M. ; Ali, M. ; Bhutta, Z.A. ; Campbell, O.M. ;
PLoS Med
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