Tropical Epidemiology Group
The Tropical Epidemiology Group (TEG) aims to improve the health of people in developing countries by identifying effective interventions. The Group was established in 1972 and currently comprises 25 researchers with expertise in epidemiology, statistics and public health. It is part of the Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health (EPH) at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine.
We conduct research on the epidemiology and control of major public health problems in developing countries with a focus on HIV, tuberculosis and malaria, and a special emphasis on interventions. We work on large scale epidemiological studies and clinical trials designed to evaluate a particular intervention or provide an insight into disease determinants which in turn, facilitate the development of interventions. Many of the studies are multidisciplinary involving a large team of researchers. We play a major role in providing input on rigorous research methods from designing the study and advising on optimal implementation to regular monitoring in order to ensure high quality data collection, statistical analysis and interpretation. View our current research programmes.
TEG has received long-term support from the Medical Research Council (MRC), which currently funds 5 of our academic posts. Other group members are funded from a variety of sources including the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, World Health Organisation (WHO), Wellcome Trust and The Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE).
We have published a number of valuable articles. View our publications for details.
Our Biennial Report 2009-10 can be downloaded here.
TEG Members 2012. Left to Right. Katherine Fielding. Dani Phillips. Andrea Mann. Sian Floyd. Natasha Larke. James Jafali. Andrea Rehman. Emily Webb. Helen Weiss. Simon Cousens. Tansy Edwards. Corinne Merle. Richard Hayes. John Bradley. Susie Burdett. Victoria Simms. Barbara Willey. James Hargreaves. Neal Alexander. Karim Anaya-Izquierdo. Bonnie Cundill. Phellister Nakamya. Christian Bottomley. Immo Kleinschmidt. Kalpana Sabapathy. Peter Smith. Nuredin Ibrahim Mohammed
TEG in 2010. Left to right: Keith Tomlin, Peter Smith, James Lewis, Neal Alexander, Dani Phillips, Shabbar Jaffar, Tansy Edwards, Matt Cairns, Corinne Merle, Katherine Fielding, David Ross, Richard Hayes, Immo Kleinschmidt, Emily Webb, Helen Weiss, Barbara Willey, Natasha Larke, Bonnie Cundill, James Hargreaves, Justin Fenty, Maria Zuurmond, Christian Bottomley and Suzanna Francis
Fieldwork for a study on trachoma in the Gambia
Adherence counselling in a study in Jinja, Uganda