Barbara Willey BA MAOxon MSc PhD
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I am an epidemiologist, based within the Tropical Epidemiology Group, with research interests in the following areas: malaria control; newborn health and survival; health systems research, and delivery and evaluation of complex interventions.
I completed a BA in Human Sciences at Oxford and an MSc in Epidemiology at LSHTM (2002). My doctorate investigated the association between household measures of socio-economic status and child malnutrition in children from Soweto, South Africa.
I am a tutor for masters students on MSc Epidemiology and MSc Public Health in Developing Countries, and teach on a number of epidemiology and statistics modules, as well as Epidemiology and Control of Malaria.
I currently work as an epidemiologist for the EQUIP study, an EU-funded intervention study,involving Karolinska Institutet in Sweden, Makerere University in Uganda, Ifakara Health Institute in Tanzania and Evaplan in Germany as well as LSHTM. The intervention consists of a quality management approach that links communities and health facilities empowered by locally generated high quality health data from continuous health surveys complemented by data from health facilities.
Previously at LSHTM I have worked on Phase 1 of the Affordable Medcines Facility- malaria (AMFm), which was a multi-country assessment of an initiative by The Global Fund to Fight Aids, Tuberculosis and Malaria to improve the affordability of and access to quality-assured artemisinin-based combination therapies (ACTs) to treat malaria. I have also worked on a cluster randomised controlled trial of Intermittent Preventive Treatment for malaria in Infants (IPTi) in southern Tanzania.
I have conducted a number of systematic reviews that focus on malaria control and health systems.
In addition to my work in malaria, I also have an interest in newborn health and survival and have worked on a pooled analysis of data from four East African countries, estimating the risk of neonatal mortality associated with low birth weight, small for gestational age and preterm birth.
I am co-theme lead for Design and Analysis within the Evaluation Centre, a member of the Malaria Centre, the MRC Tropical Epidemiology Group (TEG), and the Centre for Maternal, Adolescent, Reproductive and Child Health (MARCH).
- Child health
- Health systems
- Neonatal health
- Statistical methods
- Systematic reviews
Disease and Health Conditions
- Centre for Evaluation
- Malaria Centre
- Tropical Epidemiology Group
Measuring implementation strength: lessons from the evaluation of public health strategies in low- and middle-income settings.
Hargreaves, J.R.; Goodman, C.; Davey, C.; Willey, B.A.; Avan, B.I.; Schellenberg, J.R.;
Health Policy Plan, 2016; 31(7):860-7
The Impact of an Intervention to Improve Malaria Care in Public Health Centers on Health Indicators of Children in Tororo, Uganda (PRIME): A Cluster-Randomized Trial.
Staedke, S.G.; Maiteki-Sebuguzi, C.; DiLiberto, D.D.; Webb, E.L.; Mugenyi, L.; Mbabazi, E.; Gonahasa, S.; Kigozi, S.P.; Willey, B.A.; Dorsey, G.; Kamya, M.R.; Chandler, C.I.;
Am J Trop Med Hyg, 2016; 95(2):358-67
Uptake, Accuracy, Safety, and Linkage into Care over Two Years of Promoting Annual Self-Testing for HIV in Blantyre, Malawi: A Community-Based Prospective Study.
Choko, A.T. ; MacPherson, P. ; Webb, E.L. ; Willey, B.A. ; Feasy, H. ; Sambakunsi, R. ; Mdolo, A. ; Makombe, S.D. ; Desmond, N. ; Hayes, R. ; Maheswaran, H. ; Corbett, E.L. ;
PLoS Med, 2015; 12(9):e1001873
Socioeconomic development as an intervention against malaria: a systematic review and meta-analysis.
Tusting, L.S.; Willey, B.; Lucas, H.; Thompson, J.; Kafy, H.T.; Smith, R.; Lindsay, S.W.;
Lancet, 2013; 382(9896):963-72
Newborn care behaviours and neonatal survival: evidence from sub-Saharan Africa.
Penfold, S.; Willey, B.A.; Schellenberg, J.;
Trop Med Int Health, 2013; 18(11):1294-316
Neonatal mortality risk associated with preterm birth in East Africa, adjusted by weight for gestational age: individual participant level meta-analysis.
Marchant, T.; Willey, B.; Katz, J.; Clarke, S.; Kariuki, S.; ter Kuile, F.; Lusingu, J.; Ndyomugyenyi, R.; Schmiegelow, C.; Watson-Jones, D.; Armstrong Schellenberg, J.;
PLoS Med, 2012; 9(8):e1001292
Strategies for delivering insecticide-treated nets at scale for malaria control: a systematic review.
Willey, B.A. ; Paintain, L.S. ; Mangham, L. ; Car, J. ; Schellenberg, J.A. ;
Bull World Health Organ, 2012; 90(9):672-684E
Effect of the Affordable Medicines Facility-malaria (AMFm) on the availability, price, and market share of quality-assured artemisinin-based combination therapies in seven countries: a before-and-after analysis of outlet survey data.
Tougher, S.; ACTwatch Group (inc; Palafox, B.;) Ye, Y.; Amuasi, J.H.; Kourgueni, I.A.; Thomson, R.; Goodman, C.; Mann, A.G.; Ren, R.; Willey, B.A.; Adegoke, C.A.; Amin, A.; Ansong, D.; Bruxvoort, K.; Diallo, D.A.; Diap, G.; Festo, C.; Johanes, B.; Juma, E.; Kalolella, A.; Malam, O.; Mberu, B.; Ndiaye, S.; Nguah, S.B.; Seydou, M.; Taylor, M.; Rueda, S.T.; Wamukoya, M.; Arnold, F.; Hanson, K.;
Lancet, 2012; 380(9857):1916-26
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