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.
- Department of Global Health and Development
- Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health
- Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology
I am a tutor for masters students on MSc Epidemiology and MSc Public Health in Developing Countries (PHDC), 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
Communicating the AMFm message: exploring the effect of communication and training interventions on private for-profit provider awareness and knowledge related to a multi-country anti-malarial subsidy intervention.
Willey, B.A. ; Tougher, S. ; Ye, Y. ; The ACTwatchGroup, (inc. Palafox, B.;) Mann, A.G. ; Thomson, R. ; Kourgueni, I.A. ; Amuasi, J.H. ; Ren, R. ; Wamukoya, M. ; Rueda, S.T. ; Taylor, M. ; Seydou, M. ; Nguah, S.B. ; Ndiaye, S. ; Mberu, B. ; Malam, O. ; Kalolella, A. ; Juma, E. ; Johanes, B. ; Festo, C. ; Diap, G. ; Diallo, D. ; Bruxvoort, K. ; Ansong, D. ; Amin, A. ; Adegoke, C.A. ; Hanson, K. ; Arnold, F. ; Goodman, C. ;
Malar J, 2014; 13(1):46
Mortality risk in preterm and small-for-gestational-age infants in low-income and middle-income countries: a pooled country analysis.
Katz, J.; Lee, A.C.; Kozuki, N.; Lawn, J.E.; Cousens, S.; Blencowe, H.; Ezzati, M.; Bhutta, Z.A.; Marchant, T.; Willey, B.A.; Adair, L.; Barros, F.; Baqui, A.H.; Christian, P.; Fawzi, W.; Gonzalez, R.; Humphrey, J.; Huybregts, L.; Kolsteren, P.; Mongkolchati, A.; Mullany, L.C.; Ndyomugyenyi, R.; Nien, J.K.; Osrin, D.; Roberfroid, D.; Sania, A.; Schmiegelow, C.; Silveira, M.F.; Tielsch, J.; Vaidya, A.; Velaphi, S.C.; Victora, C.G.; Watson-Jones, D.; Black, R.E.; CHERG Small-for-Gestational-Age-Preterm Birth Working Group, .;
Lancet, 2013; 382(9890):417-25
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;
National and regional estimates of term and preterm babies born small for gestational age in 138 low-income and middle-income countries in 2010
Lee, A. C. C.; Katz, J. ; Blencowe, H. ; Cousens, S. ; Kozuki, N. ; Vogel, J. P. ; Adair, L. ; Baqui, A. H. ; Bhutta, Z. A. ; Caulfield, L. E. ; Christian, P. ; Clarke, S. E. ; Ezzati, M. ; Fawzi, W. ; Gonzalez, R. ; Huybregts, L. ; Kariuki, S. ; Kolsteren, P. ; Lusingu, J. ; Marchant, T. ; Merialdi, M. ; Mongkolchati, A. ; Mullany, L. C. ; Ndirangu, J. ; Newell, M. L. ; Nien, J. K. ; Osrin, D. ; Roberfroid, D. ; Rosen, H. E. ; Sania, A. ; Silveira, M. F. ; Tielsch, J. ; Vaidya, A. ; Willey, B. A. ; Lawn, J. E. ; Black, R. E.
The Lancet Global Health , 2013; 1(1):e26 - e36
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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