Dr Boika Rechel MD MSc MPH FFPH PhD
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I qualified in clinical medicine and completed specialist training in public health in the UK NHS in 2010. I am Fellow of the UK Faculty of Public Health and hold the post of Honorary Consultant in public health medicine in the NHS. Following several years in clinical practice, I undertook a Masters in Community Child Health at the University of Warwick and a Masters of Medical Sciences in Public Health at Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden. Subsequently, I completed a PhD in Health and Social Studies at the University of Warwick in 2009, funded by the UK Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC).
I joined LSHTM in 2001 as a Clinical Research Fellow at the European Centre on Health of Societies in Transition (ECOHOST) working on a multi-institutional project for tuberculosis control in the Russian Federation funded by the UK Department for International Development (DFID). In 2004, I was based at the World Health Organization in Geneva, at the TB Strategy and Operations Department. During 2005-2010, I was a Specialist Registrar in public health on the Oxford Deanery and East of England Deanery Public Health Training Programme, and NIHR Clinical Lecturer in Public Health at the University of East Anglia (funded by the National Institute for Health Research).
I have received funding from and undertaken consultancies for a variety of international agencies, including the World Health Organization, the European Commission, the UK Department for International Development (DFID), Open Society Institute (OSI), the German Gesellschaft fuer Technische Zusammenarbeit (GTZ), the German Kreditanstalt fuer Wiederaufbau (KfW), and have worked as advisor to the Ministries of Health of Russia, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bulgaria and Uzbekistan, in tuberculosis control and public health.
I have extensive experience of teaching in higher education, including lecturing large audiences, leading small group seminars, problem based learning groups, and inter-professional learning groups, research supervision, distance learning teaching and developing teaching materials. I have supervised the research of MPhil and PhD students.
At LSHTM, I have been seminar leader on the MSc Module “Health Care Evaluation”, and lead tutor and Module Organiser of the MSc Module “Issues in Public Health” on the LSHTM distance learning programme. I have supervised Masters' degree students on the distance learning courses MSc in Epidemiology and MSc in Public Health.
My research interests are in public health and health services research, and particularly access to health care and inequalities in health. My PhD research explored the impact of health care reforms on the provision of and access to children’s health services and quality of care. I have been involved in a wide range of health services research projects in the areas of tuberculosis control, substance misuse and mental health, services for children with disabilities and special needs, access to health care for migrant children, and environmental influences on physical activity and diet. Currently I lead the component of knowledge-into-action of the IDEAS project (Informed Decisions for Actions) in maternal and neonatal health focusing on translating research evidence into policy and implementing successful models of service delivery into practice.
- Child health
- Disease control
- Global Health
- Health policy
- Health services research
- Infectious disease policy
- Public health
- Research : policy relationship
- Social and structural determinants of health
- Policy analysis
Disease and Health Conditions
- Infectious disease
- Non-communicable diseases
- Europe & Central Asia (all income levels)
- European Union
- Russian Federation
- United Kingdom
- Access To Care
- Central And Eastern Europe
- Former Soviet Union
- Health And Transition
- Health Sector Reform
- capacity building
Investigation of a spatiotemporal cluster of verotoxin-producing Escherichia coli O157 infections in eastern England in 2007.
Rechel, B.; Mahgoub, H.; Pritchard, G.C.; Willshaw, G.; Williams, C.; Rodrigues, B.; Lewin, M.; Nair, P.;
Euro Surveill, 2011; 16(28):pii: 19916
The Soviet legacy in diagnosis and treatment: Implications for population health.
Rechel, B. ; Kennedy, C. ; McKee, M. ; Rechel, B. ;
J Public Health Policy, 2011; 32(3):293-304
Economic crisis and communicable disease control in Europe: A scoping study among national experts
Rechel, B.; Suhrcke, M.; Tsolova, S.; Suk, J.; M., D.; McKee, M.; Stuckler, D.; Abubakar, I.; Hunter, P.; Senek, M.; Semenza, M.
Health Policy, 2011; 103:168-75
Patients' self-assessed functional status in heart failure by New York Heart Association class: a prognostic predictor of hospitalizations, quality of life and death.
Holland, R. ; Rechel, B. ; Stepien, K. ; Harvey, I. ; Brooksby, I. ;
J Card Fail, 2010; 16(2):150-6
Impact of health reforms on child health services in Europe: the case of Bulgaria.
Rechel, B.; Spencer, N.; Blackburn, C.; Holland, R.; Rechel, B.;
Eur J Public Health, 2009; 19(3):326-30
Access to health care for Roma children in Central and Eastern Europe: findings from a qualitative study in Bulgaria.
Rechel, B.; Blackburn, C.M.; Spencer, N.J.; Rechel, B.;
Int J Equity Health, 2009; 8(1):24
Risk factors for pulmonary tuberculosis in Samara, Russia: a case-control study.
Coker, R.; McKee, M.; Atun, R.; Dimitrova, B.; Dodonova, E.; Kuznetsov, S.; Drobniewski, F.;
BMJ, 2006; 332(7533):85-7
Increased risk of tuberculosis among health care workers in Samara Oblast, Russia: analysis of notification data.
Dimitrova, B.; Hutchings, A.; Atun, R.; Drobniewski, F.; Marchenko, G.; Zakharova, S.; Fedorin, I.; Coker, R.J.;
Int J Tuberc Lung Dis, 2005; 9(1):43-8
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