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Dr Matthew Chico

MPH PhD

Associate Professor
of Public Health

Room
Room 419

LSHTM
Keppel Street
London
WC1E 7HT
United Kingdom

Tel.
207 927 2841

Fax.
207 436 5389

I currently lead clinical research in East and Southern Africa that is focused on improving prevention and care of infectious diseases in pregnancy.  I serve as a member of the Research Governance Committee at LSHTM and an Academic Editor for PLOS ONE.  Before moving to the UK, I was the Health Advisor for USAID in Rwanda where I led operational planning for the President's Malaria Initiative.  Prior to this, I was the Director of the Americas Region at International Services of the American Red Cross where I spearheaded partnerships with the Pan American Health Organization / World Health Organization, the UN Foundation, and US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, to scale up the community component of the Integrated Management of Childhood Illness. Prior to this, I worked in the United States Senate as a staff member, overseeing legislative affairs related to health service delivery in rural areas.  I was a Peace Corps volunteer, as well, serving in the Republic of Kiribati, Central Pacific.

I earned my PhD in clinical epidemiology from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and the University of London, UK, and my MPH from The George Washington University in Washington, DC, USA, in International Health Policy and Programming.  I was also a Visiting Fellow in the Department of Health Policy and Management at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health in Boston, MA, USA.

Affiliations

Department of Disease Control
Faculty of Infectious and Tropical Diseases

Centres

Malaria Centre
Centre for Maternal Adolescent Reproductive & Child Health (MARCH)

Teaching

I lecturer in several MSc modules including:

(1) Epidemiology and Control of Malaria 

(2) Current Issues in Safe Motherhood and Perinatal Health 

(3) Applying Public Health Principles in Developing Countries 

(4) Control of Sexually Transmitted Infections 

(5) Designing Disease Control Programmes in Developing Countries 

Research

 

Research Area
Child health
Maternal health
Micronutrients
Sexual health
Disease control
Global Health
Health services
Discipline
Epidemiology
Operational research
Vector biology
Disease and Health Conditions
Infectious disease
Malaria
Sexually transmitted disease
Sexually transmitted infection
Tropical diseases
Region
East Asia & Pacific (all income levels)
Latin America & Caribbean (all income levels)
Least developed countries: UN classification
Pacific island small states
Sub-Saharan Africa (all income levels)
World

Selected Publications

Antenatal testing for sexually transmitted infections: Is this the decade of change?
Chico RM
2021
BJOG : an international journal of obstetrics and gynaecology
Congenital malformations in sub-Saharan Africa-warnings of a silent epidemic?
Sié A; Hanefeld J; Chaponda M; Chico RM; LeDoare K; Mayaud P; Drexler JF; Jaenisch T
2021
Lancet Infect Dis
Preventive malaria treatment among school-aged children in sub-Saharan Africa: a systematic review and meta-analyses.
Cohee LM; Opondo C; Clarke SE; Halliday KE; Cano J; Shipper AG; Barger-Kamate B; Djimde A; Diarra S; Dokras A
2020
The Lancet Global Health
Sexually Transmitted Infections in Pregnancy: A Narrative Review of the Global Research Gaps, Challenges, and Opportunities.
Grant JS; Chico RM; Lee AC; Low N; Medina-Marino A; Molina RL; Morroni C; Ramogola-Masire D; Stafylis C; Tang W
2020
SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED DISEASES
Factors that influence vaccination decision-making among pregnant women: A systematic review and meta-analysis.
Kilich E; Dada S; Francis MR; Tazare J; Chico RM; Paterson P; Larson HJ
2020
PLOS ONE
Will More of the Same Achieve Malaria Elimination? Results from an Integrated Macroeconomic Epidemiological Demographic Model.
Smith RD; Keogh-Brown MR; Chico RM; Bretscher MT; Drakeley C; Jensen HT
2020
American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
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