Judith Glynn BM BCh MA MSc PhD FRCP

Professor of Infectious Disease Epidemiology


Judith Glynn left clinical medicine to come to the School in 1990 to do the MSc in Epidemiology. She went on to do a PhD (on the influence of infecting dose on severity of disease) and then joined the Karonga Prevention Study to work on tuberculosis and HIV in Malawi.




Judith runs courses on Molecular Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases, and also teaches on Extended Epidemiology and Epidemiology and Control of Communicable Diseases


Her main research interests are: Ebola transmission; the susceptibility of young women to HIV; the relationship between schooling and health;  the impact of HIV on mortality and morbidity; HIV surveillance; the relationship between HIV and tuberculosis; molecular epidemiology of HIV and TB. Her current research studies are mainly in Malawi and Sierra Leone.

Research areas

  • Adolescent health
  • Complex interventions
  • Disease control
  • Implementation research
  • Methodology
  • Mixed methods
  • Schools
  • Sexual health
  • Social and structural determinants of health


  • Epidemiology
  • Molecular epidemiology

Disease and Health Conditions

  • Emerging Infectious Disease
  • Sexually transmitted disease
  • Sexually transmitted infection
  • Tuberculosis


  • Sub-Saharan Africa (all income levels)


  • Malawi
  • Sierra Leone
  • South Africa

Other interests

  • Ebola
  • Ebola Virus Disease
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