Dr Rebecca Baggaley


Assistant Professor

15-17 Tavistock Place
United Kingdom

+44 (0)20 7636 8636

I am an Honorary Assistant Professor affiliated with the Department of Global Health and Development in the Faculty of Public Health and Policy. I am an infectious disease epidemiologist and mathematical modeller, and  I employ mathematical models and statistical analyses to study the transmission dynamics of infectious diseases and the impact of maternal and reproductive health interventions.

I gained a BA in Natural Sciences at the University of Cambridge before studying for a MSc in Control of Infectious Diseases here at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM). I went on to research HIV epidemiology and mathematical modelling during my PhD in the Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Imperial College London. Since then I have worked modelling HIV/STIs during my Sir Henry Wellcome Postdoctoral Research Fellowship held at Imperial College, as well as working as a health economist on a wide range of medical conditions during my time in industry. I returned to LSHTM in 2014 to work on maternal and reproductive health. I am currently on a career break but I'm continuing to work evaluating HIV interventions, as well as working on other projects including pneumococcus serotype distribution and Chagas disease control.


Faculty of Public Health and Policy
Department of Global Health and Development
Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology


Maternal, Adolescent, Reproductive & Child Health (MARCH)
Mathematical Modelling of Infectious Diseases


Research Area
Decision analysis
Drug resistance
Economic evaluation
Maternal health
Public health
Sexual health
Systematic reviews
Disease control
Impact evaluation
Reproductive health
Mathematical modelling
Disease and Health Conditions
Infectious disease
Mental health
Sexually transmitted disease
Chagas Disease
Human papillomavirus (HPV)
Lymphatic filariasis
Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs)
Sexually transmitted infection
United Kingdom
European Union
North America
South Asia
Sub-Saharan Africa (developing only)

Selected Publications

The Role of More Sensitive Helminth Diagnostics in Mass Drug Administration Campaigns: Elimination and Health Impacts.
Medley, G.F. ; Turner, H.C. ; Baggaley, R.F. ; Holland, C. ; Hollingsworth, T.D. ;
Adv Parasitol
Mind the gaps: What's missing from current economic evaluations of universal HPV vaccination?
Marsh, K.; Chapman, R.; Baggaley, R.F.; Largeron, N.; Bresse, X.;
Heterosexual risk of HIV-1 infection per sexual act: systematic review and meta-analysis of observational studies
Boily, M.C.; Baggaley, R.F.; Wang, L.; Masse, B.; White, R.G.; Hayes, R.J.; Alary, M.
Lancet Infectious Diseases
Estimating the public health impact of the effect of herpes simplex virus suppressive therapy on plasma HIV-1 viral load.
Baggaley, R.F.; Griffin, J.T.; Chapman, R.; Hollingsworth, T.D.; Nagot, N.; Delany, S.; Mayaud, P.; de Wolf, F.; Fraser, C.; Ghani, A.C.; Weiss, H.A.;
Pandemic potential of a strain of influenza A (H1N1): early findings
Fraser, C.; Donnelly, C.A.; Cauchemez, S.; Hanage, W.P.; van Kerkhove, M.D.; Hollingsworth, T.D.; Griffin, J.; Baggaley, R.F.; Jenkins, H.E.; Lyons, E.J.; Jombart, T.; Hinsley, W.R.; Grassly, N.C.; Balloux, F.; Ghani, A.C.; Ferguson, N.M.; Rambaut, A.; Pybus, O.G.; Lopez-Gatell, H.; Alpuche-Aranda, C.M.; Chapela, I.B.; Zavala, E.P.; Guevara, D.M.; Checchi, F.; Garcia, E.; Hugonnet, S.; Roth, C.
Health of women after severe obstetric complications in Burkina Faso: a longitudinal study.
Filippi, V.; Ganaba, R.; Baggaley, R.F.; Marshall, T.; Storeng, K.T.; Sombié, I.; Ouattara, F.; Ouedraogo, T.; Akoum, M.; Meda, N.;
Modelling the impact of antiretroviral use in resource-poor settings.
Baggaley, R.F.; Garnett, G.P.; Ferguson, N.M.;
PLoS Med
See all Dr Rebecca Baggaley's Publications