Simon Cousens MA DipMathStats
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Simon Cousens is a mathematician/statistician by training. Before joining LSHTM in 1985 he worked as a school teacher and as a statistician at the UK Department of Energy.
He contributes to statistics and epidemiology teaching throughout the academic year and is co-organizer of the study module Statistical Methods in Epidemiology and the short course Causal Inference in Epidemiology.
The main focus of my research over the past 20 years has been on child health in low income settings. In recent years there has been a strong focus on neonatal health. Current field research includes work on neonatal survival in Pakistan and Ethiopia, and on childhood malaria and child survival in Burkina Faso. I have also been involved in work to improve global estimates of cause-specific neonatal mortality as a member of the Child Health Epidemiology Reference Group. In addition to this work in low income settings, I have, since 1986, been involved in research into Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease in the UK, working closely with the National CJD Surveillance Unit in Edinburgh since its inception in 1990. Methodological work includes research into causal inference in epidemiology and into improving approaches to quantifying uncertainty in disease burden estimates.
- Child health
- Neonatal health
- Statistical methods
Disease and Health Conditions
- Infectious disease
- Burden Of Disease
Improvement of perinatal and newborn care in rural Pakistan through community-based strategies: a cluster-randomised effectiveness trial
Bhutta, Z.A.; Soofi, S.; Cousens, S.; Mohammad, S.; Memon, Z.A.; Ali, I.; Feroze, A.; Raza, F.; Khan, A.; Wall, S.; Martines, J.
Lancet, 2011; 377(9763):403-412
National, regional, and worldwide estimates of stillbirth rates in 2009 with trends since 1995: a systematic analysis.
Cousens, S. ; Blencowe, H. ; Stanton, C. ; Chou, D. ; Ahmed, S. ; Steinhardt, L. ; Creanga, A.A. ; Tunçalp, O. ; Balsara, Z.P. ; Gupta, S. ; Say, L. ; Lawn, J.E. ;
Lancet, 2011; 377(9774):1319-30
Antibiotics for pre-term pre-labour rupture of membranes: prevention of neonatal deaths due to complications of pre-term birth and infection.
Cousens, S.; Blencowe, H.; Gravett, M.; Lawn, J.E.;
Int J Epidemiol, 2010; 39 Suppl 1:i134-43
Maternal and Child Undernutrition 3 - What works? Interventions for maternal and child undernutrition and survival
Bhutta, Z.A.; Ahmed, T.; Black, R.E.; Cousens, S.; Dewey, K.; Giugliani, E.; Haider, B.A.; Kirkwood, B.; Morris, S.S.; Sachdev, H.P.S.; Shekar, M.
Lancet, 2008; 371(9610):417-440
Sustained use of insecticide-treated curtains is not associated with greater circulation of drug-resistant malaria parasites, or with higher risk of treatment failure among children with uncomplicated malaria in Burkina Faso.
Diallo, D.A.; Sutherland, C.; Nebie, I.; Konate, A.T.; Ord, R.; Pota, H.; Roper, C.; Ilboudo-Sanogo, E.; Greenwood, B.M.; Cousens, S.N.;
Am J Trop Med Hyg, 2007; 76(2):237-44
Estimating the causes of 4 million neonatal deaths in the year 2000
Lawn, J. E.; Wilczynska-Ketende, K.; Cousens, S. N.
International Journal of Epidemiology, 2006; 35(3):706-718
Evidence-based, cost-effective interventions: how many newborn babies can we save?
Darmstadt, G.L.; Bhutta, Z.A.; Cousens, S.; Adam, T.; Walker, N.; de Bernis, L.; Lancet Neonatal Survival Steering Team, .;
Lancet, 2005; 365(9463):977-88
Geographical distribution of variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease in Great Britain, 1994-2000
Cousens, S.; Smith, P. G.; Ward, H.; Everington, D.; Knight, R. S.; Zeidler, M.; Stewart, G.; Smith-Bathgate, E. A.; MacLeod, M. A.; MacKenzie, J.; Will, R. G.
Lancet, 2001; 357(9261):1002-7
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