Professor Carine Ronsmans MD DrPH

Professor of Epidemiology


Carine is an epidemiologist with degrees in medicine, demography and epidemiology. She has been a member of the Maternal and Neonatal Health Programme since 1993 and of the Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology since 2001. She is currently based in the School of Public Health at Sichuan University, China




Carine teaches Epidemiology at the School of Public Health, Sichuan University. She organises the Introductory Course in Epidemiology and Statistics at LSHTM.


Her areas of interest include the methodological and conceptual aspects of the evaluation of Maternal and Perinatal Health Programmes, the measurement of maternal and perinatal morbidity and mortality, examining the role of quality assurance mechanisms (including audits) to improve the quality of obstetric care, and understanding the contribution of indirect causes including HIV to maternal mortality. She has extensive work experience in Asia (Bangladesh, Indonesia and China), and Africa (Benin, Chad, Ivory Coast, Morocco, Senegal, Tanzania). She is currently based in Chengdu, China, where she works on understanding the health systems factors that contributed to China's success in maternal and newborn health

Research areas

  • Evaluation
  • Evidence use
  • Global Health
  • Health care policy
  • Health impact analysis
  • Health inequalities
  • Health outcomes
  • Health services
  • Health services research
  • Health status measurement
  • Health systems
  • Maternal health
  • Neonatal health
  • Perinatal health
  • Public health
  • Quality improvement
  • Reproductive health


  • Demography
  • Epidemiology


  • Least developed countries: UN classification
  • South Asia
  • Sub-Saharan Africa (all income levels)
  • Sub-Saharan Africa (developing only)


  • Bangladesh
  • Benin
  • Bulgaria
  • China
  • Cote d'Ivoire
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Mali
  • Morocco
  • Tanzania

Other interests

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