Professor Helen Weiss MSc DPhil
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Helen joined the School in 1997, and is a statistical epidemiologist in the MRC Tropical Epidemiology Group. Prior to coming to the School, Helen studied cancer epidemiology, having obtained her PhD at the Imperial Cancer Research Fund in Oxford, followed by a post-doctoral position at the National Cancer Institute, USA.
Helen teaches epidemiology and statistics on several study units, and co-organises the Advanced Course in Epidemiological Analysis which runs each September, with Liz Allen and Clare Gilham.
Helen's research focuses on sexual health, HIV epidemiology and global mental health. She has worked on many observational and intervention studies, including the multicentre study of factors associated with the differential spread of HIV in sub-Saharan Africa, and trials of the impact of herpes suppressive therapy on HIV acquisition, educational interventions in young people, and the impact of episodic herpes treatment on HIV infectivity. Work on mental health includes randomised trials to evaluate the effectiveness of lay health-worker delivered counselling interventions for depression, anxiety and alcohol use disorders. Helen has a particular interest in adolescent health including menstrual hygiene management and voluntary medical male circumcision for HIV prevention.
- Adolescent health
- Clinical trials
- Complex interventions
- Global Health
- Impact evaluation
- Randomised controlled trials
- Sexual health
- Statistical methods
- Systematic reviews
Disease and Health Conditions
- Cervical cancer
- Eye diseases
- Infectious disease
- Mental health
- Sexually transmitted disease
- Sexually transmitted infection
- Least developed countries: UN classification
- Middle East & North Africa (all income levels)
- South Asia
- Sub-Saharan Africa (all income levels)
- Burkina Faso
- South Africa
- Alcohol Use Disorders(AUD)
- Alcohol use screening tools
- Centre for Global Mental Health
- Global Mental Health
- HIV Prevention
- HIV Self Testing
- HIV Testing
- HIV Treatment
- MRC Tropical Epidemiology Group
- Menstrual Hygiene Management
- Mental health promotion
Complications of circumcision in male neonates, infants and children: a systematic review.
Weiss, H.A.; Larke, N.; Halperin, D.; Schenker, I.;
BMC Urol, 2010; 10(1):2
Long-Term Impact of Acyclovir Suppressive Therapy on Genital and Plasma HIV RNA in Tanzanian Women: A Randomized Controlled Trial.
Tanton, C.; Weiss, H.A.; Rusizoka, M.; Legoff, J.; Changalucha, J.; Baisley, K.; Mugeye, K.; Everett, D.; Belec, L.; Clayton, T.C.; Ross, D.A.; Hayes, R.J.; Watson-Jones, D.;
J Infect Dis, 2010; 201(9):1285-97
Performance of Commercial Herpes Simplex Virus Type-2 Antibody Tests Using Serum Samples From Sub-Saharan Africa: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis.
Biraro, S.; Mayaud, P.; Morrow, R.A.; Grosskurth, H.; Weiss, H.A.;
Sex Transm Dis, 2010;
Association of Mycoplasma genitalium and HIV infection: a systematic review and meta-analysis.
Napierala Mavedzenge, S.; Weiss, H.A.;
AIDS, 2009; 23(5):611-20
Impact of Acyclovir on Genital and Plasma HIV-1 RNA, Genital Herpes Simplex Virus Type 2 DNA, and Ulcer Healing among HIV-1-Infected African Women with Herpes Ulcers: A Randomized Placebo-Controlled Trial.
Mayaud, P.; Legoff, J.; Weiss, H.A.; Grésenguet, G.; Nzambi, K.; Bouhlal, H.; Frost, E.; Pépin, J.; Malkin, J.E.; Hayes, R.J.; Mabey, D.C.; Bélec, L.; ANRS 1212 Study Group, .;
J Infect Dis, 2009; 200(2):216-226
Effect of Herpes Simplex Suppression on Incidence of HIV among Women in Tanzania.
Watson-Jones, D.; Weiss, H.A.; Rusizoka, M.; Changalucha, J.; Baisley, K.; Mugeye, K.; Tanton, C.; Ross, D.; Everett, D.; Clayton, T.; Balira, R.; Knight, L.; Hambleton, I.; Le Goff, J.; Belec, L.; Hayes, R.;
N Engl J Med, 2008; 358(15):1560-71
Reduction of HIV-1 RNA levels with therapy to suppress herpes simplex virus.
Nagot, N.; Ouedraogo, A.; Foulongne, V.; Konate, I.; Weiss, H.A.; Vergne, L.; Defer, M.C.; Djagbare, D.; Sanon, A.; Andonaba, J.B.; Becquart, P.; Segondy, M.; Vallo, R.; Sawadogo, A.; Van de Perre, P.; Mayaud, P.; ANRS 1285 Study Group, .;
N Engl J Med, 2007; 356(8):790-9
Herpes simplex virus 2 infection increases HIV acquisition in men and women: systematic review and meta-analysis of longitudinal studies.
Freeman, E.E.; Weiss, H.A.; Glynn, J.R.; Cross, P.L.; Whitworth, J.A.; Hayes, R.J.;
AIDS, 2006; 20(1):73-83
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