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Professor Mia Crampin

MBChB DTM&H MSc FFPHM

Professor
of Epidemiology

Room
Malawi Epidemiology and Intervention Research Unit

Karonga Prevention Study
PO Box 148
Lilongwe
Malawi

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Amelia (Mia) Crampin graduated MBCHB from Manchester Medical School and completed internships and clinical and pathology rotations in Manchester. After a DTM&H at Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, she became interested in Public Health and Epidemiology and joined a Public Health Specialist Registrar rotation in South East London, including secondments to Communicable Disease Surveillance Centre at (now) Public Health England and a Masters in Public Health at St Georges, London. On completing specialist training, through an appointment at London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, in 1998 she took up a field epidemiologist post at the Karonga Prevention Study (now Malawi Epidemiology and Intervention Research Unit- MEIRU) and has been living and working in Malawi since; currently as Director of MEIRU. MEIRU has urban and rural study platforms  in Lilongwe and Karonga, and includes a demographic surveillance site in rural Karonga. In 2018, she took up a joint appointment with the Institute of Health and Wellbeing at the University of Glasgow.

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Affiliations

Department of Population Health
Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health

Centres

Centre for Global Chronic Conditions
Tuberculosis (TB) Centre

Teaching

Mia tutors on DL Epidemiology MSc.

Research

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Discipline
Immunoepidemiology
Demography
Epidemiology
Disease and Health Conditions
Cardiovascular disease
HIV/AIDS
Tuberculosis
Non-communicable diseases
Country
Malawi
Region
Sub-Saharan Africa (developing only)

Selected Publications

Effect of Acute Illness on Contact Patterns, Malawi, 2017.
Glynn JR; McLean E; Malava J; Dube A; Katundu C; Crampin AC; Geis S
2020
Emerging Infectious Diseases
How to estimate glomerular filtration rate in sub-Saharan Africa: design and methods of the African Research into Kidney Diseases (ARK) study.
Kalyesubula R; Fabian J; Nakanga W; Newton R; Ssebunnya B; Prynn J; George J; Wade AN; Seeley J; Nitsch D
2020
BMC nephrology
Investigating associations between rural-to-urban migration and cardiometabolic disease in Malawi: a population-level study.
Chilunga FP; Musicha C; Tafatatha T; Geis S; Nyirenda MJ; Crampin AC; Price AJ
2019
International journal of epidemiology
SAT-196 HOW TO ESTIMATE GLOMERULAR FILTRATION RATE IN SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA: DESIGN AND METHODS OF THE AFRICAN RESEARCH ON KIDNEY DISEASES (ARK) STUDY
Kalyesubula R; Fabian J; Newton R; George Anna J; Dreyer G; Naicker S; Crampin M; Smeeth L; Tomlinson L
2019
Kidney International Reports
Prevalence of impaired renal function among rural and urban populations: findings of a cross-sectional study in Malawi.
Nakanga WP; Prynn JE; Banda L; Kalyesubula R; Tomlinson LA; Nyirenda M; Crampin AC
2019
Wellcome open research
Prevalence of impaired renal function among rural and urban populations: findings of a cross-sectional study in Malawi.
Nakanga WP; Prynn JE; Banda L; Kalyesubula R; Tomlinson LA; Nyirenda M; Crampin AC
2019
Wellcome Open Research
Self-reported disability in rural Malawi: prevalence, incidence, and relationship to chronic conditions
Prynn J; Dube A; Mwaiyeghele E; Mwiba O; Geis S; Koole O; Nyirenda M; Kuper H; Crampin A
2019
Sex and area differences in the association between adiposity and lipid profile in Malawi.
Soares ALG; Banda L; Amberbir A; Jaffar S; Musicha C; Price A; Nyirenda MJ; Lawlor DA; Crampin A
2019
BMJ global health
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