Dr Susana Scott MSc PhD

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. 




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 areas

  • Adolescent health
  • Child health
  • Disease control
  • Immunisation
  • Maternal health
  • Modelling
  • Neonatal health
  • Public health
  • Vaccines


  • Epidemiology
  • Vaccinology

Disease and Health Conditions

  • Infectious disease
  • Malaria
  • Measles


  • South Asia
  • Sub-Saharan Africa (developing only)


  • Benin
  • Burkina Faso
  • Gambia, The
  • Indonesia
  • Zambia

Other interests

  • Access To Care
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