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Alma Adler

BA MA PhD MSc

Assistant Professor

Room
k/249

LSHTM
Keppel Street
London
WC1E 7HT
United Kingdom

Tel.
0207 927 2525

Alma completed her MSc in Public Health in Developing Countries in August 2007 when she joined the Maternal and Neonatal group.  Previous to joining the school, she recieved her PhD in Biological Anthropology and carried out research in several countries.

Affiliations

Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology
Department of Non-communicable Disease Epidemiology

Centres

Global Non-Communicable Diseases
Maternal, Adolescent, Reproductive & Child Health (MARCH)

Teaching

Alma teaches on extended epidemiology and the short courses systematic reviews and meta-analyses of health research and issues in Global Non-Communicable Diseases: from research to policy. Previously she was course organiser for Extended Epidemiololgy and Systematic Reivews and Meta-Analysis of Health Research.

Research

Alma originally trained as an anthropologist at McGill University and subsequently trained as Epidemiologist with a focus in low and middle income countries at LSHTM.  Her current research interests are non-communicable diseases, particularly around evaluation and implementation research in cardiovascular disease in resource poor areas. Alma has a particular interest in how to use digital technology to accelerate the implementation of cost-effective interventions in low and middle income countries.   Previously, Alma worked in wide range of areas including maternal and child health, synthesis research, and public engagement in science. 

Research Area
Maternal health
Perinatal health
Public health
Systematic reviews
Global Health
Implementation research
Discipline
Anthropology
Epidemiology
Statistics
Disease and Health Conditions
Cardiovascular disease
Influenza
Non-communicable diseases
Region
Sub-Saharan Africa (all income levels)
World

Selected Publications

Mobile phone text messaging to improve medication adherence in secondary prevention of cardiovascular disease.
Adler, A.J. ; Martin, N. ; Mariani, J. ; Tajer, C.D. ; Owolabi, O.O. ; Free, C. ; Serrano, N.C. ; Casas, J.P. ; Perel, P. ;
Cochrane Database Syst Rev
Reducing Cardiovascular Mortality Through Prevention and Management of Raised Blood Pressure: A World Heart Federation Roadmap.
Adler, A.J. ; Prabhakaran, D. ; Bovet, P. ; Kazi, D.S. ; Mancia, G. ; Mungal-Singh, V. ; Poulter, N. ;
Glob Heart
Incidence and risk factors for influenza-like-illness in the UK: online surveillance using Flusurvey.
Adler, A.J. ; Eames, K.T. ; Funk, S. ; Edmunds, W.J. ;
BMC Infect Dis
Reduced dietary salt for the prevention of cardiovascular disease.
Adler, A.J. ; Taylor, F. ; Martin, N. ; Gottlieb, S. ; Taylor, R.S. ; Ebrahim, S. ;
Cochrane Database Syst Rev
Obstetric fistula in Southern Sudan: situational analysis and Key Informant Method to estimate prevalence.
Adler, A.J. ; Fox, S. ; Campbell, O.M. ; Kuper, H. ;
BMC Pregnancy Childbirth
Estimating the prevalence of obstetric fistula: a systematic review and meta-analysis.
Adler, A.J. ; Ronsmans, C. ; Calvert, C. ; Filippi, V. ;
BMC Pregnancy Childbirth
Incidence of severe acute maternal morbidity associated with abortion: a systematic review.
Adler, A.J.; Filippi, V.; Thomas, S.L.; Ronsmans, C.;
Trop Med Int Health
Late diagnosis of HIV in Europe: definitional and public health challenges.
Adler, A.; Mounier-Jack, S.; Coker, R.J.;
AIDS Care
See all Alma Adler's Publications