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Dr Hannah Blencowe

MBChB Msc MRCGP PGCert Med Ed MRCPCH

Assistant Professor

Room
G11

LSHTM
Keppel Street
London
WC1E 7HT
United Kingdom

Tel.
020 7927 2561

I joined LSHTM  in 2010 after completing an Msc in Public Health for Developing Countries. My background is in medicine and I have worked as a clinician in paediatrics, general practice and obstetrics and gynaecology.

My main interests are in maternal, perinatal and child health, and in newborn health and stillbirth in particular.

Affiliations

Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health
Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology

Centres

Maternal, Adolescent, Reproductive & Child Health (MARCH)

Teaching

I co-organise the current issues in safe motherhood and perinatal health module and am a tutor on the applying public health principles in developing countries module.

I am also a tutor for the Public Health in Developing Countries, Global Health Nutrition and Global Mental Health Msc.

Research

My research work is focussed around improving the measurement and global estimation of perinatal conditions (including preterm birth, low birthweight, small-for-gestational-age, stillbirths, congenital abnormalities and neonatal morbidity and associated long term consequences) as part of the Every Newborn Action plan to end preventable newborn deaths and stillbirths. In addition to the advancement of the global perinatal epidemiology knowledge base, I am interested how this knowledge can be integrated in policy and practice to ensure that every baby counts. 

I have provided a technical contribution to the recent Lancet series on 'Stillbirths' (2011) and 'Every Newborn' (2014). I was part of the steering committee for the 2016 Lancet Ending preventable stillbirths series.


Research Area
Child health
Maternal health
Perinatal health
Primary care
Public health
Global Health
Neonatal health
Discipline
Epidemiology
Medicine
Disease and Health Conditions
Syphilis
Infectious disease
Disability
Sepsis
Country
Bangladesh
Ethiopia
Ghana
Malawi
Uganda
Region
Sub-Saharan Africa (all income levels)
World

Selected Publications

National, regional, and worldwide estimates of low birthweight in 2015, with trends from 2000: a systematic analysis.
Blencowe H; Krasevec J; de Onis M; Black RE; An X; Stevens GA; Borghi E; Hayashi C; Estevez D; Cegolon L
2019
The Lancet. Global health
"Every Newborn-INDEPTH" (EN-INDEPTH) study protocol for a randomised comparison of household survey modules for measuring stillbirths and neonatal deaths in five Health and Demographic Surveillance sites.
Baschieri A; Gordeev VS; Akuze J; Kwesiga D; Blencowe H; Cousens S; Waiswa P; Fisker AB; Thysen SM; Rodrigues A
2019
Journal of global health
Methods to estimate access to care and the effect of interventions on the outcomes of congenital disorders.
Blencowe H; Moorthie S; Darlison MW; Gibbons S; Modell B; Congenital Disorders Expert Group; Bittles AH; Blencowe H; Christianson A; Cousens S
2018
Journal of community genetics
Estimates of global and regional prevalence of neural tube defects for 2015: a systematic analysis.
Blencowe H; Kancherla V; Moorthie S; Darlison MW; Modell B
2018
Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences
Parents' and healthcare professionals' experiences of care after stillbirth in low and middle-income countries: a systematic review and metasummary'.
Shakespeare C; Merriel A; Bakhbakhi D; Baneszova R; Barnard K; Lynch M; Storey C; Blencowe H; Boyle F; Flenady V
2018
BJOG
Estimating the birth prevalence and pregnancy outcomes of congenital malformations worldwide.
Moorthie S; Blencowe H; Darlison MW; Lawn J; Morris JK; Modell B; Congenital Disorders Expert Group; Bittles AH; Blencowe H; Christianson A
2018
Journal of community genetics
Modelling stillbirth mortality reduction with the Lives Saved Tool.
Blencowe H; Chou VB; Lawn JE; Bhutta ZA
2017
BMC public health
Stillbirth With Group B Streptococcus Disease Worldwide: Systematic Review and Meta-analyses.
Seale AC; Blencowe H; Bianchi-Jassir F; Embleton N; Bassat Q; Ordi J; Menéndez C; Cutland C; Briner C; Berkley JA
2017
Clinical infectious diseases
Stillbirths: rates, risk factors, and acceleration towards 2030.
Lawn JE; Blencowe H; Waiswa P; Amouzou A; Mathers C; Hogan D; Flenady V; Frøen JF; Qureshi ZU; Calderwood C
2016
Lancet
National, regional, and worldwide estimates of stillbirth rates in 2015, with trends from 2000: a systematic analysis.
Blencowe H; Cousens S; Jassir FB; Say L; Chou D; Mathers C; Hogan D; Shiekh S; Qureshi ZU; You D
2016
The Lancet Global health
Stillbirths: economic and psychosocial consequences
Heazell AEP; Siassakos D; Blencowe H; Burden C; Bhutta ZA; Cacciatore J; Dang N; Das J; Flenady V; Gold KJ
2016
Lancet
Inpatient care of small and sick newborns: a multi-country analysis of health system bottlenecks and potential solutions.
Moxon SG; Lawn JE; Dickson KE; Simen-Kapeu A; Gupta G; Deorari A; Singhal N; New K; Kenner C; Bhutani V
2015
BMC pregnancy and childbirth
Every Newborn: progress, priorities, and potential beyond survival
Lawn JE; Blencowe H; Oza S; You D; Lee ACC; Waiswa P; Lalli M; Bhutta Z; Barros AJD; Christian P
2014
Lancet
Estimates of possible severe bacterial infection in neonates in sub-Saharan Africa, south Asia, and Latin America for 2012: a systematic review and meta-analysis.
Seale AC; Blencowe H; Manu AA; Nair H; Bahl R; Qazi SA; Zaidi AK; Berkley JA; Cousens SN; Lawn JE
2014
The Lancet infectious diseases
Preterm birth-associated neurodevelopmental impairment estimates at regional and global levels for 2010.
Blencowe H; Lee AC; Cousens S; Bahalim A; Narwal R; Zhong N; Chou D; Say L; Modi N; Katz J
2013
Pediatric research
National, regional, and worldwide estimates of preterm birth rates in the year 2010 with time trends since 1990 for selected countries: a systematic analysis and implications.
Blencowe H; Cousens S; Oestergaard MZ; Chou D; Moller AB; Narwal R; Adler A; Vera Garcia C; Rohde S; Say L
2012
Lancet
Stillbirths 2 Stillbirths: Where? When? Why? How to make the data count?
Lawn JE; Blencowe H; Pattinson R; Cousens S; Kumar R; Ibiebele I; Gardosi J; Day LT; Stanton C; Lancet's Stillbirths Series steering committee
2011
Lancet
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