Professor Richard Hayes MSc DSc FMedSci
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Richard Hayes has been working at the School since 1978, and for much of this period he has headed the MRC Tropical Epidemiology Group whose mission is to develop and apply statistical methods in tropical epidemiology and to carry out research on major public health problems of developing countries.
Richard is closely involved in the teaching of epidemiology and statistics, and is joint organiser of the module in Advanced Statistical Methods in Epidemiology. He was responsible for setting up the Short Course in Advanced Epidemiological Methods, now known as the Advanced Course in Epidemiological Analysis, and has also been closely involved in the development of the School's new Distance Learning MSc in Clinical Trials.
Richard is a statistical epidemiologist, whose main research interest is in the epidemiology of infectious diseases of public health importance in developing countries. He has a particular interest in the epidemiology and control of HIV and related infections, including sexually transmitted diseases and tuberculosis. He is one of the principal investigators of a collaborative programme of research in Mwanza, Tanzania whose aim is to develop and evaluate effective preventive interventions against the HIV epidemic, and helped to establish the new Mwanza Intervention Trials Unit which aims to develop as an East African centre of excellence in this area. He is also involved in collaborative research on HIV and related infections in other parts of Africa, including Uganda, Zimbabwe, Zambia and South Africa. Richard also conducts research on statistical and epidemiological methods, and is involved in work on the design and analysis of cluster-randomised trials, and on transmission models of HIV and other STDs. He is a senior member of the MRC Tropical Epidemiology Group and jointly heads the Biostatistics Core of CREATE, a Gates-funded consortium to evaluate the impact of innovative TB control measures in HIV-endemic populations. Richard is PI of the PopART/HPTN071 trial which will evaluate the impact of a test-and-treat programme on population-level HIV incidence in Zambia and South Africa..
- Clinical trials
- Complex interventions
- Global Health
- Impact evaluation
- Randomised controlled trials
Disease and Health Conditions
- Infectious disease
- Sexually transmitted disease
- Least developed countries: UN classification
- Sub-Saharan Africa (all income levels)
- South Africa
- United Kingdom
Effect of Herpes Simplex Suppression on Incidence of HIV among Women in Tanzania.
Watson-Jones, D.; Weiss, H.A.; Rusizoka, M.; Changalucha, J.; Baisley, K.; Mugeye, K.; Tanton, C.; Ross, D.; Everett, D.; Clayton, T.; Balira, R.; Knight, L.; Hambleton, I.; Le Goff, J.; Belec, L.; Hayes, R.;
N Engl J Med, 2008; 358(15):1560-71
Quantifying HIV-1 transmission due to contaminated injections.
White, R.G.; Cooper, B.S.; Kedhar, A.; Orroth, K.K.; Biraro, S.; Baggaley, R.F.; Whitworth, J.; Korenromp, E.L.; Ghani, A.; Boily, M.C.; Hayes, R.J.;
Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A, 2007; 104(23):9794-9
Biological and behavioural impact of an adolescent sexual health intervention in Tanzania: a community-randomized trial.
Ross, D.A.; Changalucha, J.; Obasi, A.I.; Todd, J.; Plummer, M.L.; Cleophas-Mazige, B.; Anemona, A.; Everett, D.; Weiss, H.A.; Mabey, D.C.; Grosskurth, H.; Hayes, R.J.;
AIDS, 2007; 21(14):1943-55
Effect of routine isoniazid preventive therapy on tuberculosis incidence among HIV-infected men in South Africa: a novel randomized incremental recruitment study.
Grant, A.D.; Charalambous, S.; Fielding, K.L.; Day, J.H.; Corbett, E.L.; Chaisson, R.E.; De Cock, K.M.; Hayes, R.J.; Churchyard, G.J.;
JAMA, 2005; 293(22):2719-25
The MEMA kwa Vijana Project: Design of a community randomised trial of an innovative adolescent sexual health intervention in rural Tanzania.
Hayes, R.J.; Changalucha, J.; Ross, D.A.; Gavyole, A.; Todd, J.; Obasi, A.I.; Plummer, M.L.; Wight, D.; Mabey, D.C.; Grosskurth, H.;
Contemp Clin Trials, 2005; 26:430-442
Single-dose azithromycin versus penicillin G benzathine for the treatment of early syphilis.
Riedner, G.; Rusizoka, M.; Todd, J.; Maboko, L.; Hoelscher, M.; Mmbando, D.; Samky, E.; Lyamuya, E.; Mabey, D.; Grosskurth, H.; Hayes, R.;
N Engl J Med, 2005; 353(12):1236-44
Herpes simplex virus type 2 infection increases HIV incidence: a prospective study in rural Tanzania
del Mar Pujades Rodriguez, M.; Obasi, A.; Mosha, F.; Todd, J.; Brown, D.; Changalucha, J.; Mabey, D.; Ross, D.; Grosskurth, H.; Hayes, R.
Aids, 2002; 16(3):451-62
Syphilis in pregnancy in Tanzania. II. The effectiveness of antenatal syphilis screening and single-dose benzathine penicillin treatment for the prevention of adverse pregnancy outcomes
Watson-Jones, D.; Gumodoka, B.; Weiss, H.; Changalucha, J.; Todd, J.; Mugeye, K.; Buve, A.; Kanga, Z.; Ndeki, L.; Rusizoka, M.; Ross, D.; Marealle, J.; Balira, R.; Mabey, D.; Hayes, R.
Journal of Infectious Diseases, 2002; 186(7):948-57
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