Dr Emily Webb MMath MSc PhD

Associate Professor in Medical Statistics and Epidemiology


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




I am a module organiser for Statistics for Epidemiology and Population Health (STEPH), with Gian Luca Di Tanna and Phil Edwards. I also teach on Statistical Methods in Epidmiology (SME), Advanced Statistical Methods in Epidemiology (ASME) and the distance learning MSc in Clinical Trials. 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 am also involved in research into HIV and tuberculosis. I am jointly conducting the analysis of Oflotub, a large multi-country trial of a shortened tuberculosis treatment regimen compared to the standard regimen, and also provide statistical support to a study of active case finding for TB in Malawi.

Research areas

  • Clinical trials
  • Complex interventions
  • 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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