Dr Emily Webb MMath MSc PhD

Associate Professor in Medical Statistics and Epidemiology


I have a degree in Maths from Somerville College, Oxford. I have a MSc in Medical Statistics and PhD in Bayesian Statistics from the University of Southampton. I joined the LSHTM in October 2008 after four years working at the Institute of Cancer Research.




I co-organise the distance-learning module EPM202 (Statistical Methods in Epidemiology). I also teach on the in-house courses Statistics for Epidemiology and Population Health (STEPH), Statistical Methods in Epidemiology (SME) and Advanced Statistical Methods in Epidemiology (ASME). I am a tutor for both the Epidemiology and Medical Statistics MSc courses.


I am a member of the Tropical Epidemiology Group in the Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology. Since joining LSHTM, my main research interests have been in infectious disease epidemiology in developing countries. I work on a number of studies, encompassing a diverse range of diseases and settings.

I am the trial statistician on the Entebbe Mother and Baby Study (EMaBS). This trial, located in Entebbe, Uganda, investigates the impact of helminth infections and their treatment during pregnancy on birth outcomes, illness and allergy events during infancy, and on immunological responses to childhood vaccinations.  I am also the statistician for the Lake Victoria Island Intervention Study on Worms and Allergy-related diseases (LaVIISWA), a cluster randomised trial investigating the effect of intensive anthelminthic treatment on allergy outcomes. I also work on studies in HIV/TB, malaria and child health.

Research areas

  • Child health
  • Clinical trials
  • Complex interventions
  • Helminths
  • Infectious disease policy
  • Randomised controlled trials


  • Epidemiology
  • Genetic epidemiology
  • Statistics

Disease and Health Conditions

  • Allergy
  • Infectious disease
  • Malaria
  • Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs)
  • Schistosomiasis
  • Tuberculosis


  • Sub-Saharan Africa (all income levels)


  • Gambia, The
  • Malawi
  • Uganda
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