Professor Laura Rodrigues
MD MSc PhD FFPHM
Infectious Disease Epidemiology
Laura C Rodrigues is a Professor of Infectious Disease Epidemiology. Her academic responsibilities include initiating and executing research on the epidemiology of infectious diseases, both in England and internationally, and development of teaching in epidemiological methods, with emphasis on infectious diseases. Laura was born and trained in Brazil, and has been in the LSHTM since 1981. Laura sits in the Scientific Advisory Board of the Novartis Institutes for Vaccines and Global Health in Sienna.She leads the LSHTM intitative for collaborations with Latin America, co leads the Latina America Network (with Pablo Perel), is the LSHTM academic contact for Science without Borders and is a Science without Borders "Professor Visitante Especial" in Universidade Federal da Bahia, a member of theMedicine Galleries Advisory Board of the Science Museum, London and a fellow of the Brazilian Academy of Sciences.
Laura was very involved in the development of the MSc. Epidemiology: Principles and Practice (distance based, computer assisted learning). She contributes actively to the teaching of epidemiology at the LSHTM and supervises PhD students.
Current research is methodlogical and substantive and includes SCAALA (Social Change and Asthma in Latin America); an NIHR funded study to estimate changes in BCG protection with time in the UK, separately for vacine given in the first year of life to high risk groups and at school age to low risk groups; a cohort of HIV infected persons treated in a routine setting in Recife, Brazil, and in the evaluation of impact of Merk for Mothers, evaluation of social inequelities and impact of socialproctetioni nterventions on tuberculosis, leprosy; use of big data for evaluation, and genetics in public health.