Dr Mia Crampin


of Epidemiology

Malawi Epidemiology and Intervention Research Unit

Karonga Prevention Study
PO Box 148

Mia qualified as a doctor in 1989 in the UK, initially specialising in infectious disease and microbiology, but after a DTM&H in 1993, she took up training post in Public Health, completing an MSc in Public Health in 1995 and her specialist training in Public Health in 1998. After 3 years as Lecturer in the Department of Public Health and Epidemiology at King’s College School of Medicine and Dentistry, she joined LSHTM in 1997, moving to Karonga to take up a post as Field Epidemiologist at the Karonga Prevention Study (as it was then known). Mia has remained with Malawi Epidemiology and Intervention Research Unit ever since in a variety of scientific and management roles.


Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology
Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health


Global Non-Communicable Diseases
Tuberculosis (TB) Centre


Mia tutors on DL Epidemiology MSc.


Mia is Acting Director of Malawi Epidemiology and Intervention Research Unit ( ), having held various other posts at the project. Field Epidemiologist (1998-1999), Field Director (1999-2005), Senior Epidemiologist (2005-2009), Scientific Programme Manager (2009-2012), Deputy Director (2012-2016). The research programme (epidemiological, immunological, genetic, demographic) focuses on TB, leprosy, HIV and non-communicable diseases and is predominantly funded by the Wellcome Trust.

Mia leads the recently established MRC-funded African Non-communicable Disease Longitudinal data Alliance (ANDLA), a partnership between six African research institutions, sharing and analysing data.

Disease and Health Conditions
Cardiovascular disease
Non-communicable diseases
Sub-Saharan Africa (developing only)

Selected Publications

Hypertension and diabetes in Africa: design and implementation of a large population-based study of burden and risk factors in rural and urban Malawi.
Crampin, A.C. ; Kayuni, N. ; Amberbir, A. ; Musicha, C. ; Koole, O. ; Tafatatha, T. ; Branson, K. ; Saul, J. ; Mwaiyeghele, E. ; Nkhwazi, L. ; Phiri, A. ; Price, A.J. ; Mwagomba, B. ; Mwansambo, C. ; Jaffar, S. ; Nyirenda, M.J. ;
Emerg Themes Epidemiol
A cleaner burning biomass-fuelled cookstove intervention to prevent pneumonia in children under 5 years old in rural Malawi (the Cooking and Pneumonia Study): a cluster randomised controlled trial.
Mortimer, K. ; Ndamala, C.B. ; Naunje, A.W. ; Malava, J. ; Katundu, C. ; Weston, W. ; Havens, D. ; Pope, D. ; Bruce, N.G. ; Nyirenda, M. ; Wang, D. ; Crampin, A. ; Grigg, J. ; Balmes, J. ; Gordon, S.B. ;
Recurrent TB: relapse or reinfection? The effect of HIV in a general population cohort in Malawi.
Crampin, A.C.; Mwaungulu, J.N.; Mwaungulu, F.D.; Mwafulirwa, D.T.; Munthali, K.; Floyd, S.; Fine, P.E.; Glynn, J.R.;
Human immunodeficiency virus increases the risk of tuberculosis due to recent re-infection in individuals with latent infection.
Houben, R.M.; Glynn, J.R.; Mallard, K.; Sichali, L.; Malema, S.; Fine, P.E.; French, N.; Crampin, A.C.;
Int J Tuberc Lung Dis
Use of Antenatal Clinic Surveillance to Assess the Effect of Sexual Behavior on HIV Prevalence in Young Women in Karonga District, Malawi.
Crampin, A.C.; Jahn, A.; Kondowe, M.; Ngwira, B.M.; Hemmings, J.; Glynn, J.R.; Floyd, S.; Fine, P.E.; Zaba, B.;
J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr
Tuberculosis transmission attributable to close contacts and HIV status, Malawi.
Crampin, A.C.; Glynn, J.R.; Traore, H.; Yates, M.D.; Mwaungulu, L.; Mwenebabu, M.; Chaguluka, S.D.; Floyd, S.; Drobniewski, F.; Fine, P.E.;
Emerg Infect Dis
The long-term impact of HIV and orphanhood on the mortality and physical well-being of children in rural Malawi
Crampin, A. C.; Floyd, S.; Glynn, J. R.; Madise, N.; Nyondo, A.; Khondowe, M. M.; Njoka, C. L.; Kanyongoloka, H.; Ngwira, B.; Zaba, B.; Fine, P. E. M.
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