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Miss Rachel Cassidy

BSc MSc

Research Fellow
in Health Systems Modelling

Room
315

LSHTM
15-17 Tavistock Place
London
WC1H 9SH
United Kingdom

Tel.
+44 (0)20 7927 2818

Rachel Cassidy is a Research Fellow and PhD student in Health Systems Modelling. Rachel is currently working on the Complexity Science Models for LMIC Health Systems (COSMIC) project, using causal loop diagrams and system dynamics modelling to evaluate the Tanzania health system response to payment for performance programmes. 

Affiliations

Faculty of Public Health and Policy
Department of Global Health and Development

Research

Rachel is currently developing a system dynamics model (SDM) of the Tanzanian health system and its response to the payment for performance initiative. 

Research Area
Health systems
Maternal health
Public health
Neonatal health
Modelling
Discipline
Epidemiology
Mathematical modelling
Country
Tanzania
Zambia
Region
Sub-Saharan Africa (all income levels)

Selected Publications

Understanding the maternal and child health system response to payment for performance in Tanzania using a causal loop diagram approach.
Cassidy R; Tomoaia-Cotisel A; Semwanga AR; Binyaruka P; Chalabi Z; Blanchet K; Singh NS; Maiba J; Borghi J
2021
Social science & medicine
A realist review to assess for whom, under what conditions and how pay for performance programmes work in low- and middle-income countries.
Singh NS; Kovacs RJ; Cassidy R; Kristensen SR; Borghi J; Brown GW
2020
Social Science & Medicine
Mathematical modelling for health systems research: a systematic review of system dynamics and agent-based models.
Cassidy R; Singh NS; Schiratti P-R; Semwanga A; Binyaruka P; Sachingongu N; Chama-Chiliba CM; Chalabi Z; Borghi J; Blanchet K
2019
BMC Health Services Research
Mapping the Current and Future Noncommunicable Disease Burden in Kenya by Human Immunodeficiency Virus Status: A Modeling Study.
Smit M; Perez-Guzman PN; Mutai KK; Cassidy R; Kibachio J; Kilonzo N; Hallett TB
2019
Clinical Infectious Diseases
Predictive Modelling Strategies to Understand Heterogeneous Manifestations of Asthma in Early Life
Belgrave D; Cassidy R; Stamate D; Custovic A; Fleming L; Bush A; Saglani S
2018
2017 16th IEEE International Conference on Machine Learning and Applications (ICMLA)
Projections of non-communicable disease and health care costs among HIV-positive persons in Italy and the U.S.A.: A modelling study.
Smit M; Cassidy R; Cozzi-Lepri A; Quiros-Roldan E; Girardi E; Mammone A; Antinori A; Saracino A; Bai F; Rusconi S
2017
PloS one
International Congress of Drug Therapy in HIV Infection 23-26 October 2016, Glasgow, UK.
Smit M; Cassidy R; Cozzi-Lepri A; Girardi E; Mammone A; Antinori A; Angarano G; Bai F; Rusconi S; Magnani G
2016
Journal of the International AIDS Society
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