Dr James Lopez Bernal BMedSci MBBS MSc MFPH

Research Fellow MRC Population Health Scientist Fellow

About James Lopez Bernal

Jamie Lopez Bernal



I completed my medical degree at the University of Nottingham in 2009, then worked as a junior doctor in Bristol including both clinical work at the Bristol Royal Infirmary and academic work at the School of Social and Community Medicine at the University of Bristol. In 2011 I started on the public health medical specialty training programme in London as an Academic Clinical Fellow. During this time I split my time between academic work at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) and service work at Public Health England and the Triborough Public Health Department at Hammersmith & Fulham, Kensington & Chelsea and Westminster Councils. I also served as Secretary of the European Network of Medical Residents in Public Health (EuroNet MRPH; http://euronetmrph.org/). I completed a Masters in Public Health at LSHTM in 2012 for which I was awarded the Chadwick & Daley prize and I was elected to full membership of the UK Faculty of Public Health in 2013.

I am currently undertaking a PhD at LSHTM as an MRC Population Health Scientist looking into the application of interrupted time series designs for the evaluation of public health interventions.




I teach on the preparation for Membership of Faculty of Public Health Part A seminar series and co-organise the Interrupted Time Series sessions in the Evaluation of Public Health Interventions module.


My research interests lie in epidemiology and in the evaluation of the effectiveness of public health interventions. Many public health interventions are not amenable to evaluation using randomised controlled trials, I am interested in other robust methods to evaluate whether population level interventions are effective in improving public health and am currently looking at the application of interrupted time series designs for this purpose.

Research areas

  • Complex interventions
  • Global Health
  • Impact evaluation
  • Public health
  • Statistical methods


  • Economics
  • Epidemiology
  • Medicine
  • Statistics


  • European Union


  • Spain
  • United Kingdom

Other interests

  • Centre for Evaluation
  • Centre for Statistical Methodology
  • Effectiveness Evaluations
  • Evaluation
  • Interrupted time series analysis
  • clinical epidemiology
  • economics
  • epidemiology
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