Dr Susana Scott


Assistant Professor
in Epidemiology

Susana completed her MSc in Communicable Disease Epidemiology at LSHTM in 1997 and since then has been working at the London School as an epidemiologist on several international projects primarily aimed at improving maternal and child health in low income countries. Her PhD in Infectious Disease Epidemiology investigated the immunogenicity and safety of measles vaccine in HIV-1 infected children in Lusaka, Zambia. 


Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology
Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health


Centre for Evaluation
Malaria Centre
Maternal, Adolescent, Reproductive & Child Health (MARCH)
Vaccine Centre


Susana is a Co-Course Director of the MSc Clinical Trials (DL) and co-Module Organiser to Module CT101, Fundamentals of clinical trials. She has spent several years teaching on and organising courses for both distance learning and in-house MSc Epidemiology. 


Susana has has recently returned from The Gambia, where she was seconded to the MRC-Gambia Unit. She is currently the trial coordinator to a 3-country research project, entitled “Community-based scheduled screening and treatment of malaria in pregnancy for improved maternal and infant health: a cluster-randomized trial in The Gambia, Burkina Faso and Benin (COSMIC).”

Susana has worked on the DFID funded programme, IMMPACT (Initiative for Maternal Mortality Programme Assessment) which aimed to improve maternal health and survival in developing countries by providing rigorous evidence of the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of safe motherhood intervention strategies. Before moving to the Gambia, Susana worked on the HIB-initiative, a GATES funded research programme aimed at reducing risk of childhood death and disability through sustained use of Haemophilus influenzae type b vaccine. She was also part of the Child Health Epidemiology Reference Group of WHO and UNICEF which aims to estimate the cause distribution of neonatal deaths at country, regional and global level. 

Research Area
Child health
Maternal health
Public health
Adolescent health
Disease control
Neonatal health
Disease and Health Conditions
Infectious disease
Burkina Faso
Gambia, The
South Asia
Sub-Saharan Africa (developing only)

Selected Publications

Group B streptococcal disease in infants aged younger than 3 months: systematic review and meta-analysis.
Edmond, K.M. ; Kortsalioudaki, C. ; Scott, S. ; Schrag, S.J. ; Zaidi, A.K. ; Cousens, S. ; Heath, P.T. ;
Global, regional, and national causes of child mortality: an updated systematic analysis for 2010 with time trends since 2000.
Liu, L. ; Johnson, H.L. ; Cousens, S. ; Perin, J. ; Scott, S. ; Lawn, J.E. ; Rudan, I. ; Campbell, H. ; Cibulskis, R. ; Li, M. ; Mathers, C. ; Black, R.E. ; Child Health Epidemiology Reference Group of WHO and UNICEF, . ;
Immunogenicity of Standard-Titer Measles Vaccinein HIV-1-Infected and Uninfected Zambian Children: An Observational Study.
Moss, W.J.; Scott, S.; Mugala, N.; Ndhlovu, Z.; Beeler, J.A.; Audet, S.A.; Ngala, M.; Mwangala, S.; Nkonga-Mwangilwa, C.; Ryon, J.J.; Monze, M.; Kasolo, F.; Quinn, T.C.; Cousens, S.; Griffin, D.E.; Cutts, F.T.;
J Infect Dis
The Influence of HIV-1 Exposure and Infection on Levels of Passively Acquired Antibodies to Measles Virus in Zambian Infants.
Scott, S.; Moss, W.J.; Cousens, S.; Beeler, J.A.; Audet, S.A.; Mugala, N.; Quinn, T.C.; Griffin, D.E.; Cutts, F.T.;
Clin Infect Dis
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