Dr James Lewis BA MSc PhD

Associate Professor ; co-Deputy Director of the Centre for Evaluation


I studied maths and applied statistics for my BA and MSc and then completed a PhD in the epidemiology of HIV in rural Zimbabwe at Imperial College London. I then moved to LSHTM to be based full-time in Johannesburg, South Africa for seven years at the Aurum Institute working on TB and HIV. I moved back to the School in July 2012, where I continue to work on TB projects in South Africa, China and Peru, as well as health systems strengthening studies in Zambia and Burkina Faso.




I am co-organiser of the Advanced Statistical Methods in Epidemiology module on the Distance Learning MSc in Epidemiology. I also teach on the face-to-face and distance learning modules on the Evaluation of Public Health Interventions. 


The primary focus of my research is the evaluation of large, cluster randomised trials in TB control and health systems strengthening. These investigate the impact of:

Research areas

  • Clinical trials
  • Complex interventions
  • Evaluation
  • Health systems
  • Impact evaluation
  • Implementation research
  • Mobile technologies
  • Public health
  • Quality improvement
  • Randomised controlled trials
  • Social and structural determinants of health


  • Epidemiology
  • Statistics

Disease and Health Conditions

  • Infectious disease
  • Tuberculosis


  • East Asia & Pacific (all income levels)
  • Latin America & Caribbean (developing only)
  • Sub-Saharan Africa (all income levels)


  • Burkina Faso
  • China
  • Peru
  • South Africa
  • Zambia

Other interests

  • Cluster Randomised Trials
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