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Dr Hannah Blencowe

MBChB PhD 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

Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology
Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health

Centres

Maternal, Adolescent, Reproductive & Child Health (MARCH)
Health in Humanitarian Crises Centre

Teaching

I am passionate about teaching, mentoring and supporting the development of early-career researchers including the supervision of both PhD and MSc students.

I am programme director for MSc Public Health for Development. 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 a tutor for the MSc Public Health for Development and MSc Global Mental Health.

Research

 

My current research work is focused 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. I was a leading author on Lancet papers regarding national and global rates of preterm birth (2012) and stillbirths (2011 and 2016). I played a central role in the Lancet Every Newborn series, Every Newborn Action Plan (2014) and Lancet Ending Preventable Stillbirths series (2016). I have also coordinated novel estimates on congenital conditions and disability after neonatal complications.

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 and am excited about improving the use of data in policy and programmes to improve the health of mothers and babies worldwide.

 


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

Selected Publications

"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
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
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
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
2018
Journal of community genetics
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
Parents' and healthcare professionals' experiences of care after stillbirth in low- and middle-income countries: a systematic review and meta-summary.
Shakespeare C; Merriel A; Bakhbakhi D; Baneszova R; Barnard K; Lynch M; Storey C; Blencowe H; Boyle F; Flenady V
2018
BJOG
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
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
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
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 ACC; 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 A-B; Narwal R; Adler A; Vera Garcia C; Rohde S; Say L
2012
Lancet
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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