Prof Elizabeth Brickley

Prof of Epidemiology & Planetary Health

United Kingdom

Elizabeth Brickley is a Professor of Epidemiology & Planetary Health at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM, London, UK). Within the Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology & International Health, Elizabeth directs the Health Equity Action Lab (, an interdisciplinary team conducting policy-relevant community-engaged research that critically examines the links between human health, poverty, and the environment. Elizabeth’s primary research aim is to better understand and eliminate infectious diseases, and her work has informed public health interventions targeting polio, Zika, leprosy, malaria, and COVID-19. In close collaboration with partners from Brazil’s Oswaldo Cruz Foundation, she is currently contributing to the development of CIDACS-Clima (…), a large-scale linked data platform for studying the social and environmental determinants of health resilience to climate change. Elizabeth is committed to fostering an inclusive academic culture that embraces diversity and serves as a Decolonising the Curriculum Facilitator, an Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) Co-Lead of the LSHTM Press Steering Group (, and an EDI Co-Lead of the Medical Research Council (MRC) London Intercollegiate Doctoral Training Partnership (


Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology and International Health
Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health


Centre for Epidemic Preparedness and Response
Malaria Centre
Centre for Maternal Adolescent Reproductive & Child Health
Vaccine Centre
Centre on Climate Change and Planetary Health


Research Area
Planetary health
Disease and Health Conditions
United States of America
United Kingdom
Latin America & Caribbean (all income levels)
North America

Selected Publications

Feeding characteristics and growth among children with prenatal exposure to Zika virus with and without microcephaly in the microcephaly epidemic research group pediatric cohort.
Oliveira, DM D S; De Barros Miranda-Filho, D; De Alencar Ximenes, RA; Montarroyos, UR; BRICKLEY, EB; Pinto, MH T; Martelli, CM T; Ramos, RC; De Araújo, TV B; Eickmann, SH; Da Silva, PF S; Carvalho, MD C G; De Sousa Martins, OS; Dos Santos, AC O;
BMC pediatrics
A SARS-CoV-2 outbreak investigation at a storage and distribution centre in England: an assessment of worker- and workplace-related risk factors.
Raja, AI; Nicholls, G; Coldwell, M; Van Veldhoven, K; Sandys, V; Atkinson, B; Nicholls, I; Spencer, A; Graham, A; Higgins, H; Atchison, C; Keen, C; Fletcher, T; Pearce, N; BRICKLEY, EB; Chen, Y;
Scientific reports
Sustainable Development Goals' health-related indicators for Brazil and Ecuador: an analysis for the period of 1990-2019.
Malta, DC; Romero-Sandoval, N; Cardoso, LS D M; Arcos, P; Gualán, M; PESCARINI, JM; BRICKLEY, EB; Veloso, GA; Bernal, RT I; Gomes, CS; Kerr, LR F S; Naghavi, M; Cooper, PJ; Barreto, ML; Leyland, AH;
Public health
Paediatric, maternal, and congenital mpox: a systematic review and meta-analysis.
SANCHEZ CLEMENTE, N; Coles, C; PAIXAO, ES; BRICKLEY, EB; Whittaker, E; Alfven, T; Rulisa, S; Agudelo Higuita, N; Torpiano, P; Agravat, P; Thorley, EV; Drysdale, SB; Le Doare, K; Muyembe Tamfum, J-J;
The Lancet. Global health
Risk of death following chikungunya virus disease in the 100 Million Brazilian Cohort, 2015-18: a matched cohort study and self-controlled case series.
Cerqueira-Silva, T; PESCARINI, JM; Cardim, LL; LEYRAT, C; Whitaker, H; Antunes de Brito, CA; BRICKLEY, EB; Barral-Netto, M; Barreto, ML; Teixeira, MG; Boaventura, VS; PAIXÃO, ES;
The Lancet. Infectious diseases
An outbreak of SARS-CoV-2 in a public-facing office in England.
Nicholls, G; Atkinson, B; Van Veldhoven, K; Nicholls, I; Coldwell, M; Clarke, A; Atchison, CJ; Raja, AI; Bennett, AM; Morgan, D; PEARCE, N; Fletcher, T; BRICKLEY, EB; Chen, Y;
Occupational medicine
Perinatal health outcomes of international migrant women in Brazil: A nationwide data linkage study of the CIDACS birth cohort (2011-2018).
PESCARINI, JM; Falcao, IR; Reboucas, P; PAIXAO, ES; Sanchez-Clemente, N; Goes, EF; Abubakar, I; RODRIGUES, LC; BRICKLEY, EB; SMEETH, L; Barreto, ML;
Travel medicine and infectious disease
Prevalence of adult smokers in Brazilian capitals according to socioeconomic deprivation.
Bernal, RT I; Malta, DC; Teixeira, RA; Leyland, AH; Katikireddi, VS; BRICKLEY, EB; Pinto Júnior, EP; Ichiara, MY T; Allik, M; Dundas, R; Barreto, ML;
Revista brasileira de epidemiologia = Brazilian journal of epidemiology
Incidence and risk factors of tuberculosis among 420 854 household contacts of patients with tuberculosis in the 100 Million Brazilian Cohort (2004-18): a cohort study.
Pinto, PF P S; Teixeira, CS S; Ichihara, MY; Rasella, D; Nery, JS; Sena, SO L; BRICKLEY, EB; Barreto, ML; Sanchez, MN; PESCARINI, JM;
The Lancet. Infectious diseases
Municipality-level measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccine coverage and deprivation in Brazil: A nationwide ecological study, 2006 to 2020.
GODIN, A; PESCARINI, JM; Raja, AI; PAIXAO, ES; Ichihara, MY; Sato, AP S; SMEETH, L; Barreto, ML; BRICKLEY, EB;
PLOS global public health
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