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Professor Claudia Allemani

MSc PhD FHEA MFPH

Professor
of Global Public Health

Room
253

LSHTM
Keppel Street
London
WC1E 7HT
United Kingdom

Tel.
+44 20 7927 2855

Claudia’s background covers the range from applied mathematics to public health and education, via epidemiology and medical statistics. She graduated in mathematics from the University of Turin (Italy) in 1996, then completed a Masters in Statistical and Informatic Methods for data analysis in the University of Milan (Italy) in 1998, followed by a specializzazione [PhD equivalent] in Medical Statistics in 2001 and a PhD in Public Health and Education in 2006, both in the University of Pavia (Italy). She was elected a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy in July 2012. She became an Honorary Member of the UK Faculty of Public Health in March 2014 and she was awarded the Faculty’s inaugural Global Public Health Award in June 2016. She obtained a European Research Council Consolidator grant in November 2017 to carry out a world-wide study on inequalities in survival from cancers of the breast, cervix and ovary. Since January 2020, Claudia has been a member of the European Cancer Patient Coalition Scientific Committee. She joined The Lancet Oncology International Advisory Board in January 2021.

Claudia was a Research Fellow in Medical Statistics and Epidemiology in Pavia (Italy) from 1998 to 2001. From 2001 to 2011, she worked as a Research Fellow in the Epidemiology Unit, Istituto Nazionale Tumori, Milan (Italy), on EUROCARE (European Cancer Registry-based study of survival and care of cancer patients) and related studies, and on the HAEMACARE project (haematological malignancies). She has been working in the Cancer Survival Group at LSHTM since October 2011.

Affiliations

Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health
Department of Non-communicable Disease Epidemiology

Centres

Centre for Global Chronic Conditions

Teaching

Claudia is involved in various teaching modules of the MSc Epidemiology, MSc Medical Statistics and other MSc courses, and in the Advanced Course in Epidemiological Analysis. She is a co-organiser of the Survival Analysis module and of the short course Cancer Survival: Principles, Methods and Applications. Claudia is a tutor on the Epidemiology MSc and she supervises several PhD students in EPH and PHP faculties.  She was one of the two Departmental Research Degree Co-ordinators for NCDE (2013-2019). 

Research

Claudia’s main interests are in international comparisons of cancer survival trends, “high-resolution” studies on patterns of care and short-, medium- and long-term survival, as well as the estimation of avoidable premature deaths, with a focus on their impact on cancer policy. She has 20 years’ experience in this domain. She leads a team of five researchers on data management, quality control and survival analysis for the global surveillance of cancer survival (CONCORD), for which she is co-Principal Investigator. She is also PI of the ERC-funded VENUSCANCER project.


She collaborates with the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation and several agencies focused on cancer control, including the International Atomic Energy Agency, the French National Cancer Institute and the American Cancer Society, as well as the European Cancer Patient Coalition.

Research Area
Health inequalities
Health outcomes
Health policy
Public health
Statistical methods
Surveillance
Equity
Global Health
Inequalities
International comparisons
Modelling
Discipline
Epidemiology
Statistics
Disease and Health Conditions
Cancer
Cervical cancer
Coronavirus
Country
Argentina
Australia
Austria
Belgium
Bulgaria
Belarus
Brazil
Canada
Switzerland
Channel Islands
Chile
China
Colombia
Costa Rica
Cuba
Cyprus
Czech Republic
Germany
Denmark
Algeria
Ecuador
Spain
Estonia
Finland
France
United Kingdom
Georgia
Gibraltar
The Gambia
Greece
Hong Kong
Croatia
Indonesia
India
Ireland
Iran
Iceland
Israel
Italy
Jordan
Japan
Republic of Korea
Kuwait
Libya
Liechtenstein
Lesotho
Lithuania
Latvia
Morocco
Mexico
Mali
Malta
Mongolia
Mauritius
Malaysia
Nigeria
Netherlands
Norway
New Zealand
Oman
Panama
Peru
Philippines
Poland
Puerto Rico
Portugal
French Polynesia
Qatar
Romania
Russia
Saudi Arabia
Singapore
Slovakia
Slovenia
Sweden
Thailand
Tunisia
Turkey
Uruguay
United States of America
South Africa
Region
OECD members
World

Selected Publications

The histology of brain tumours for 67,331 children and 671,085 adults diagnosed in 60 countries during 2000-2014: a global, population-based study (CONCORD-3).
Girardi F; Rous B; Stiller CA; Gatta G; Fersht N; Storm HH; Rodrigues JR; Herrmann C; Marcos-Gragera R; Peris-Bonet R
2021
Neuro-oncology
Sustainable care for children with cancer: a Lancet Oncology Commission.
Atun R; Bhakta N; Denburg A; Frazier AL; Friedrich P; Gupta S; Lam CG; Ward ZJ; Yeh JM; Allemani C
2020
The Lancet Oncology
Reliable, real-world data on excess mortality are required to assess the impact of COVID-19
Coleman MP; Di Carlo V; Ashton JR; Pollock A; Matz M; Allemani C
2020
BMJ
Trends in short-term survival from distant-stage cutaneous melanoma in the United States, 2001-2013 (CONCORD-3).
Di Carlo V; Estève J; Johnson C; Girardi F; Weir HK; Wilson RJ; Minicozzi P; Cress RD; Lynch CF; Pawlish KS
2020
JNCI cancer spectrum
The Right to Health in Times of Pandemic: What Can We Learn from the UK's Response to the COVID-19 Outbreak?
Montel L; Kapilashrami A; Coleman MP; Allemani C
2020
Health and Human Rights: an international journal
Breast Cancer: global quality care optimizing care delivery with existing financial and personnel resources.
Verhoeven D; Allemani C; Kaufman C; Mansel R; Siesling S; Anderson B
2020
ESMO open
The global burden of women's cancers: a grand challenge in global health.
Ginsburg O; Bray F; Coleman MP; Vanderpuye V; Eniu A; Kotha SR; Sarker M; Huong TT; Allemani C; Dvaladze A
2016
Lancet
Global surveillance of cancer survival 1995-2009: analysis of individual data for 25,676,887 patients from 279 population-based registries in 67 countries (CONCORD-2).
Allemani C; Weir HK; Carreira H; Harewood R; Spika D; Wang X-S; Bannon F; Ahn JV; Johnson CJ; Bonaventure A
2014
Lancet
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