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Professor Laura Rodrigues

MD MSc PhD FFPHM

Professor
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. 

Affiliations

Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health
Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology

Centres

Centre for Evaluation
Genetic Epidemiology & Statistics
Global Non-Communicable Diseases
Malaria Centre
Maternal, Adolescent, Reproductive & Child Health (MARCH)
Mathematical Modelling of Infectious Diseases
Statistical Methodology
Tuberculosis (TB) Centre
Vaccine Centre
Global Mental Health

Teaching

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.

Research

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. 

Research Area
Child health
Clinical databases
Clinical trials
Complex interventions
Economic evaluation
Health impact analysis
Health inequalities
Health outcomes
Health services research
Health systems
Helminths
Human genetics
Infectious disease policy
Parasites
Perinatal health
Primary care
Public health
Risk
Social and structural determinants of health
Statistical methods
Surveillance
Vaccines
Disease control
Electronic health records
Ethics
Evaluation
Evidence use
Gender
Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
Global Health
Immunisation
Impact evaluation
Inequalities
International comparisons
Migration
Mobile technologies
Neonatal health
Outbreaks
Randomised controlled trials
Violence
Modelling
Discipline
Genetic epidemiology
Immunoepidemiology
Life-course epidemiology
Molecular epidemiology
Economics
Epidemiology
Medicine
Mathematical modelling
Parasitology
Policy analysis
Statistics
Bioinformatics
Social Policy
Vaccinology
Disease and Health Conditions
Diarrhoeal diseases
HIV/AIDS
Infectious disease
Leprosy
Measles
Meningitis
Mental health
Pandemic diseases
Tuberculosis
Allergy
Asthma
Dengue
Diabetes
Emerging Infectious Disease
Influenza
Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs)
Non-communicable diseases
Obesity
Respiratory disease
Schistosomiasis
Tropical diseases
Vector borne disease
Country
Brazil
United Kingdom
Region
European Union
Latin America & Caribbean (developing only)
Latin America & Caribbean (all income levels)
Least developed countries: UN classification
World

Selected Publications

Effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of first BCG vaccination against tuberculosis in school-age children without previous tuberculin test (BCG-REVAC trial): a cluster-randomised trial.
Pereira, S.M.; Barreto, M.L.; Pilger, D.; Cruz, A.A.; Sant'Anna, C.; Hijjar, M.A.; Ichihara, M.Y.; Santos, A.C.; Genser, B.; Rodrigues, L.C.;
Lancet Infect Dis
Evidence of an effect of BCG revaccination on incidence of tuberculosis in school-aged children in Brazil: Second report of the BCG-REVAC cluster-randomised trial
Barreto, M.L.; Pereira, S.M.; Pilger, D.; Cruz, A.A.; Cunha, S.S.; Sant'Anna, C.; Ichihara, M.Y.; Genser, B.; Rodrigues, L.C.
Vaccine
Leprosy now: epidemiology, progress, challenges, and research gaps.
Rodrigues, L.C. ; Lockwood, D.N.j. ;
Lancet Infect Dis
[Survival and risk factors for neonatal mortality in a cohort of very low birth weight infants in the southern region of São Paulo city, Brazil].
de Almeida, M.F. ; Alencar, G.P. ; Schoeps, D. ; Novaes, H.M. ; Campbell, O. ; Rodrigues, L.C. ;
Cad Saude Publica
The role of adults in household outbreaks of pertussis
Baptista, P.N.; Magalhaes, V.S.; Rodrigues, L.C.
International Journal of Infectious Diseases
Allergies and Diabetes as Risk Factors for Dengue Hemorrhagic Fever: Results of a Case Control Study
Figueiredo, M.A.A.; Rodrigues, L.C.; Barreto, M.L.; Lima, J.W.O.; Costa, M.C.N.; Morato, V.; Blanton, R.; Vasconcelos, P.F.C.; Nunes, M.R.T.; Teixeira, M.G.
Plos Neglected Tropical Diseases
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