Dr Victoria Simms BSc MSc PhD
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After finishing my degree at Durham University I worked on trachoma and sanitation in The Gambia, and came to LSHTM for the MSc in Public Health in Developing Countries (PHDC) in 2004/5. I worked on surveys of disability in Rwanda and trachoma in Sudan, and then moved to the Cicely Saunders Institute at King's College London, where I spent five years on patient-centred outcomes in HIV and a PhD on multidimensional patient-reported problems at HIV diagnosis. I came back to LSHTM in October 2011.
I am a module co-ordinator for Design and Analysis of Epidemiological Studies (DANES), with Shabbar Jaffar and Christian Bottomley. I also teach on Epidemiology and Control of Communicable Diseases (ECCD).
I am a member of the Tropical Epidemiology Group.
I am the epidemiologist on REMSTART, a randomised controlled trial of a complex intervention to reduce mortality for adults beginning ART with a low CD4 count (under 100) in Dar es Salaam and Lusaka. The intervention includes lay worker home visits to support adherence, and testing and treatment for cryptococcal meningitis.
- Complex interventions
- Health services research
- Implementation research
- Randomised controlled trials
Disease and Health Conditions
- Sub-Saharan Africa (all income levels)
- Gambia, The
Integration of palliative care throughout HIV disease.
Simms, V. ; Higginson, I.J. ; Harding, R. ;
Lancet Infect Dis, 2012;
Quality HIV Care to the End of life
Harding, R.; Simms, V.; Krakauer, E.; Delima, L.; Downing, J.; Garanganga, E.; Green, K.; Gwyther, L.; Lohman, D.
Clinical Infectious Diseases, 2011; 52(4):553-U182
Multi-centred mixed-methods PEPFAR HIV care & support public health evaluation: study protocol
Harding, R.; Simms, V.; Penfold, S.; McCrone, P.; Moreland, S.; Downing, J.; Powell, R.A.; Mwangi-Powell, F.; Namisango, E.; Fayers, P.; Curtis, S.; Higginson, I.J.;
BMC Public Health, 2010; 10:584
Prevalence of epilepsy in Rwanda: a national cross-sectional survey
Simms, V.; Atijosan, O.; Kuper, H.; Nuhu, A.; Rischewski, D.; Lavy, C.
Tropical Medicine & International Health, 2008; 13(8):1047-1053
A national survey of musculoskeletal impairment in Rwanda: prevalence, causes and service implications.
Atijosan, O.; Rischewski, D.; Simms, V.; Kuper, H.; Linganwa, B.; Nuhi, A.; Foster, A.; Lavy, C.;
PLoS ONE, 2008; 3(7):e2851
Sustainability and acceptability of latrine provision in The Gambia
Simms, V. M.; Makalo, P.; Bailey, R. L.; Emerson, P. M.
Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, 2005; 99(8):631
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