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Hilary Bower

MSc Epi MSc PH

Assistant Professor
UK Public Health Rapid Support Team

Room
109

LSHTM
Keppel Street
London
WC1E 7HT
United Kingdom

Tel.
0207 927 2524

I am an epidemiologist with extensive field experience in Africa and Asia and a deployable member of the UK Public Health Rapid Support Team, established by LSHTM and Public Health England to respond to, carry out research in, and build capacity for epidemic disease and outbreak response. My research interests are emerging and epidemic infectious diseases and improving outbreak responses and interventions.

Affiliations

Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health
Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology

Centres

Centre for Evaluation
Health in Humanitarian Crises Centre

Teaching

I tutor on the Basic and Extended Epidemiology modules in LSHTM, contribute to LSHTM Distance Learning, and teach on Masters and outbreak investigation and response teaching in Sierra Leone and Sudan. I am an educator on the Outbreak MooC. 

Research

 

Ebola, Lassa Fever, Chikungunya epidemiologiy 

Severe undifferentiated febrile illness

Humanitarian health care

Seroprevalence studies

Research Area
Complex interventions
Conflict
Public health
Surveillance
Systematic reviews
Disease control
Global Health
Mixed methods
Outbreaks
Implementation research
Qualitative methods
Discipline
Epidemiology
Operational research
Disease and Health Conditions
Infectious disease
Pandemic diseases
Emerging Infectious Disease
Tropical diseases
Zoonotic disease

Selected Publications

Early transmission and case fatality of Ebola virus at the index site of the 2013-16 west African Ebola outbreak: a cross-sectional seroprevalence survey.
Timothy JWS; Hall Y; Akoi-Boré J; Diallo B; Tipton TRW; Bower H; Strecker T; Glynn JR; Carroll MW
2019
The Lancet. Infectious diseases
The UK public health rapid support team: a novel programme integrating outbreak response, operational research, and capacity building
Ashcroft J; Gannon B; Bower H; Hornsey E; Knight M; Whitworth J; Bausch DG
2019
Access Microbiology
Asymptomatic infection and unrecognised Ebola virus disease in Ebola-affected households in Sierra Leone: a cross-sectional study using a new non-invasive assay for antibodies to Ebola virus.
Glynn JR; Bower H; Johnson S; Houlihan CF; Montesano C; Scott JT; Semple MG; Bangura MS; Kamara AJ; Kamara O
2017
The Lancet infectious diseases
Variability in intra-household transmission of Ebola virus, and estimation of the household secondary attack rate.
Glynn JR; Bower H; Johnson S; Turay C; Sesay D; Mansaray SH; Kamara O; Kamara AJ; Bangura MS; Checchi F
2017
The Journal of infectious diseases
Attacks against health care in Syria, 2015-16: results from a real-time reporting tool.
Elamein M; Bower H; Valderrama C; Zedan D; Rihawi H; Almilaji K; Abdelhafeez M; Tabbal N; Almhawish N; Maes S
2017
Lancet
Effects of Mother's Illness and Breastfeeding on Risk of Ebola Virus Disease in a Cohort of Very Young Children.
Bower H; Johnson S; Bangura MS; Kamara AJ; Kamara O; Mansaray SH; Sesay D; Turay C; Checchi F; Glynn JR
2016
PLoS neglected tropical diseases
Deaths, late deaths, and role of infecting dose in Ebola virus disease in Sierra Leone: retrospective cohort study.
Bower H; Smout E; Bangura MS; Kamara O; Turay C; Johnson S; Oza S; Checchi F; Glynn JR
2016
BMJ (Clinical research ed)
Exposure-Specific and Age-Specific Attack Rates for Ebola Virus Disease in Ebola-Affected Households, Sierra Leone.
Bower H; Johnson S; Bangura MS; Kamara AJ; Kamara O; Mansaray SH; Sesay D; Turay C; Checchi F; Glynn JR
2016
Emerging infectious diseases
Delivery of an Ebola Virus-Positive Stillborn Infant in a Rural Community Health Center, Sierra Leone, 2015.
Bower H; Grass JE; Veltus E; Brault A; Campbell S; Basile AJ; Wang D; Paddock CD; Erickson BR; Salzer JS
2015
The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene
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