Professor Peter Smith CBE BSc DSc HonMFPH FMedSci
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Peter Smith is Professor of Tropical Epidemiology. He headed the Department of Infectious and Tropical Diseases until 2002, a position he occupied from the formation of the department in 1997. He graduated in mathematics from City University, London and joined the Medical Research Council's Statistical Research Unit in 1965. Since then he has worked on various aspects of epidemiological and statistical research in: MRC Clinical and Population Cytogenetics Research Unit, Edinburgh (1967-69); Makerere University Medical School, Uganda (1970-71); International Agency for Research on Cancer, Lyon, France and Uganda (1971-72); Imperial Cancer Research Fund Cancer Epidemiology Unit, Oxford (1972-79); Harvard School of Public Health, Boston (1987); and the Tropical Diseases Research Programme of WHO (1987). He joined LSHTM in 1979 to head the MRC Tropical Epidemiology Unit and headed the Department of Epidemiology and Population Sciences from 1990-96. He served as a Governor of the Wellcome Trust from 2005 to 2014. He currently chairs and serves on a number of international advisory committees including several for the World Health Organisation.
- Centre for Evaluation
- History in Public Health
- International Diagnostics Centre
- Malaria Centre
- Tuberculosis (TB) Centre
- Vaccine Centre
Research interests include large-scale intervention studies against tropical diseases, including vaccine trials, most recently against malaria, dengue and Ebola Virus disease. He was involved in research on the link between Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE) and Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease in humans. He also serves on a number of international committees relating to intervention studies against some of the major tropical diseases, including malaria and dengue.
- Clinical trials
- Disease control
- Global Health
- Public health
- Randomised controlled trials
- Statistical methods
Disease and Health Conditions
- Infectious disease
- Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs)
- Tropical diseases
- South Asia
- Sub-Saharan Africa (developing only)
- Gambia, The
- Sierra Leone
- United Kingdom
- BCG Vaccination
- Burden Of Disease
- Centre for Evaluation
- Child Mortality
- Child Survival
- Cluster Randomised Trials
- biomedical research and ethics
- clinical trials unit
The use of Ebola Convalescent Plasma to treat Ebola Virus Disease in resource constrained settings: A perspective from the field.
van Griensven, J.; De Weiggheleire, A.; Delamou, A.; Smith, P.G.; Edwards, T.; Vandekerckhove, P.; Bah, E.I.; Colebunders, R.; Herve, I.; Lazaygues, C.; Haba, N.; Lynen, L.;
Clin Infect Dis, 2016; 62(1):69-74
The impact of childhood vaccines on bacterial carriage in the nasopharynx: a longitudinal study.
Bottomley, C. ; Bojang, A. ; Smith, P.G. ; Darboe, O. ; Antonio, M. ; Foster-Nyarko, E. ; Kampmann, B. ; Greenwood, B. ; D'Alessandro, U. ; Roca, A. ;
Emerg Themes Epidemiol, 2015; 12(1):1
Prospective observational study to evaluate the clinical safety of the fixed-dose artemisinin-based combination Eurartesim® (dihydroartemisinin/piperaquine), in public health facilities in Burkina Faso, Mozambique, Ghana, and Tanzania.
Baiden, R. ; Oduro, A. ; Halidou, T. ; Gyapong, M. ; Sie, A. ; Macete, E. ; Abdulla, S. ; Owusu-Agyei, S. ; Mulokozi, A. ; Adjei, A. ; Sevene, E. ; Compaoré, G. ; Valea, I. ; Osei, I. ; Yawson, A. ; Adjuik, M. ; Akparibo, R. ; Ogutu, B. ; Upunda, G.L. ; Smith, P. ; Binka, F. ;
Malar J, 2015; 14(1):160
Field Trials of Health Interventions: A Toolbox
Smith, P.G.; Morrow, R.H.; Ross, D.A.
OUP Oxford (Oxford, UK) 2015 :479
Protection by BCG against tuberculosis: a systematic review of randomised controlled trials.
Mangtani, P.; Abubakar, I.; Ariti, C.; Beynon, R.; Pimpin, L.; Fine, P.E.; Rodrigues, L.C.; Smith, P.G.; Lipman, M.; Whiting, P.F.; Sterne, J.A.;
Clin Infect Dis, 2014; 58(4):470-80
Placebo use in vaccine trials: Recommendations of a WHO expert panel.
Rid, A.; Saxena, A.; Baqui, A.H.; Bhan, A.; Bines, J.; Bouesseau, M.C.; Caplan, A.; Colgrove, J.; Dhai, A.; Gomez-Diaz, R.; Green, S.K.; Kang, G.; Lagos, R.; Loh, P.; London, A.J.; Mulholland, K.; Neels, P.; Pitisuttithum, P.; Sarr, S.C.; Selgelid, M.; Sheehan, M.; Smith, P.G.;
Vaccine, 2014; 32(37):4708-12
Assessment of the RTS,S/AS01 malaria vaccine
Moorthy, V. S.; Newman, R. D.; Duclos, P.; Okwo-Bele, J. M.; Smith, P. G.
Lancet Infectious Diseases, 2013; 13(4):280-282
Long-term safety assessment of live attenuated tetravalent dengue vaccines: Deliberations from a WHO technical consultation
Bentsi-Enchill, A. D.; Schmitz, J.; Edelman, R.; Durbin, A.; Roehrig, J. T.; Smith, P. G.; Hombach, J.; Farrar, J.; Live Dengue Vaccines, Tech
Vaccine, 2013; 31(23):2603-2609
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