Sujit Rathod


Assistant Professor
of Epidemiology

I completed my PhD in Epidemiology at the University of California, Berkeley. Prior to my PhD, I worked on studies in India and Zambia.

I completed my MSc in Control of Infectious Disease at LSHTM, where I discovered the wonders of the guinea worm.


Department of Population Health
Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health


Global Mental Health


Department of Population Health Research Degrees Coordinator.

Module co-organizer, Basic Epidemiology.

Practical session facilitator, Basic Epidemiology and STEPH.


I am an epidemiologist and statistician with the Programme to Improve Mental Health Care (PRIME) research programme consortium.

The consortium aims to integrate services for depression, alcohol use disorder and psychosis into the primary health care sector in five low-income country districts (Ethiopia, India, Nepal, South Africa and Uganda).

Research Area
Complex interventions
Primary care
Public health
Impact evaluation
Reproductive health
Disease and Health Conditions
Infectious disease
Mental health
Sexually transmitted infection
Sierra Leone
South Africa
South Asia
Sub-Saharan Africa (all income levels)

Selected Publications

Suicidal ideation and behaviour among community and health care seeking populations in five low- and middle-income countries: a cross-sectional study.
Jordans, M. ; Rathod, S. ; Fekadu, A. ; Medhin, G. ; Kigozi, F. ; Kohrt, B. ; Luitel, N. ; Petersen, I. ; Shidhaye, R. ; Ssebunnya, J. ; Patel, V. ; Lund, C. ;
Epidemiol Psychiatr Sci
Evaluation of district mental healthcare plans: the PRIME consortium methodology.
De Silva, M.J.; Rathod, S.D.; Hanlon, C.; Breuer, E.; Chisholm, D.; Fekadu, A.; Jordans, M.; Kigozi, F.; Petersen, I.; Shidhaye, R.; Medhin, G.; Ssebunnya, J.; Prince, M.; Thornicroft, G.; Tomlinson, M.; Lund, C.; Patel, V.;
Br J Psychiatry
Premature adult mortality in urban Zambia: a repeated population-based cross-sectional study.
Rathod, S.D. ; Timæus, I.M. ; Banda, R. ; Thankian, K. ; Chilengi, R. ; Banda, A. ; Lemba, M. ; Stringer, J.S. ; Chi, B.H. ;
BMJ Open
Treatment Contact Coverage for Probable Depressive and Probable Alcohol Use Disorders in Four Low- and Middle-Income Country Districts: The PRIME Cross-Sectional Community Surveys.
Rathod, S.D. ; De Silva, M.J. ; Ssebunnya, J. ; Breuer, E. ; Murhar, V. ; Luitel, N.P. ; Medhin, G. ; Kigozi, F. ; Shidhaye, R. ; Fekadu, A. ; Jordans, M. ; Patel, V. ; Tomlinson, M. ; Lund, C. ;
PLoS One
Logic regression-derived algorithms for syndromic management of vaginal infections.
Rathod, S.D. ; Li, T. ; Klausner, J.D. ; Hubbard, A. ; Reingold, A.L. ; Madhivanan, P. ;
BMC Med Inform Decis Mak
Epidemiological features of alcohol use in rural India: a population-based cross-sectional study.
Rathod, S.D. ; Nadkarni, A. ; Bhana, A. ; Shidhaye, R. ;
BMJ Open
Trends in all-cause mortality during the scale-up of an antiretroviral therapy programme: a cross-sectional study in Lusaka, Zambia.
Rathod, S.D. ; Chi, B.H. ; Kusanthan, T. ; Chilopa, B. ; Levy, J. ; Sikazwe, I. ; Mwaba, P. ; Stringer, J.S. ;
Bull World Health Organ
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