Dr Natasha Larke BSc MSc DPhil

Lecturer of Epidemiology and Medical Statistics


I joined the school in 2006 as an epidemiologist/ medical statistician in the MRC Tropical Epidemiology Group. I began my research career as a basic scientist, completing my PhD in HIV vaccine research at Oxford University with Sir Andrew McMichael. Following my doctoral studies, I retrained in Epidemiology at LSHTM and subsequently joined the school as a member of staff.




I organise and teach on the Cluster Randomised Trials module. I have also taught on several other Epidemiology modules including, Epidemiology and Control of Communicable Diseases (ECCD), Statistical Methods in Epidemiology (SME) and Statistics for Epidemiology and Population Health (STEPH).


My main research interests are in the epidemiology of HIV and STIs in developing countries. I have worked on several observational studies and intervention trials, including studies with the MRC/UVRI Uganda Research Unit on AIDS, the MEMA kwa Vijana trial of educational intervention in young people and the Chilenje Infant Growth, Nutrition and Infection study. I have also worked on a number of systematic reviews including one demonstrating a protective effect of male circumcision on HPV infection.

Research areas

  • Clinical trials
  • Sexual health
  • Systematic reviews


  • Epidemiology
  • Statistics

Disease and Health Conditions

  • Infectious disease
  • Sexually transmitted infection


  • Sub-Saharan Africa (all income levels)


  • Tanzania
  • Uganda
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