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Dr Lauren D'Mello-Guyett

Assistant Professor

United Kingdom

I currently work at LSHTM as an Assistant Professor in the Environmental Health Group which is the focus of the School's work on water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) and health, and includes approximately 30 researchers and support staff working on range of research areas.

For the last five years, I have been working on the evaluation of WASH interventions in humanitarian crises. I have a particular interest in programme design and how to use both quantitative and qualitative data from existing monitoring and evaluation frameworks to improve programme implementation. My research is focussed on the epidemiology of WASH related diseases including cholera and undernutrition, collaborating with a range of implementing organisations and multilateral agencies including Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), Action Contre La Faim (ACF) and UNICEF.

Prior to joining LSHTM, I have worked as a programme manager for non-governmental organisations (NGOs) coordinating WASH, nutrition or HIV/AIDS programmes in Sub-Saharan Africa and Asia. I have a BSc in Biology (University of Nottingham), MSc in the Control of Infectious Diseases (LSHTM) and PhD in Epidemiology and Population Health (LSHTM).

Affiliations

Department of Disease Control
Faculty of Infectious and Tropical Diseases

Centres

Centre for Evaluation
Health in Humanitarian Crises Centre
Antimicrobial Resistance Centre
Centre on Climate Change and Planetary Health

Teaching

I am the Module Organiser for the Designing Public Health Programmes (3457) Module, and I also teach on the modules:
- Evaluation of Public Health Interventions
- Conflict and Health

I am a tutor to students for the MSc Control of Infectious Disease and MSc Public Health for Development, and supervise MSc thesis summer projects.

I also lecture externally at Imperial University, the Worshipful Society of Apothecaries, the University of Birmingham and Johns Hopkins University.

Research

Research Area
Disease control
Environmental Health
Evaluation
Health outcomes
Hygiene
Impact evaluation
Outbreaks
Sanitation
Water
Operational research
Implementation science
Disease and Health Conditions
Diarrhoeal diseases
Hospital acquired infection
Malnutrition
Infectious diseases
Cholera
Country
Congo
Mali
Somalia
South Sudan
Tanzania
Region
Sub-Saharan Africa (all income levels)

Selected Publications

Research priorities for water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) in humanitarian crises: A global prioritisation exercise
D'MELLO-GUYETT, L; Heylen, C; Rohm, E; FALCONER, J; Lapegue, J; Dreibelbis, R; Ramos, M; CUMMING, O; Lantagne, D;
2024
PLOS Water
Risk factors for food contamination among children discharged from community management of acute malnutrition programmes in South Sudan: A cross-sectional study and hazard analysis critical control point approach.
WELLS, J; Abugo, DG; Angong, J; Lamwaka, NG; Gallandat, K; Hassan, JL; Deng, L; Save, D; BRAUN, L; Gose, M; Amanya, J; Ayoub, K; King, S; Stobaugh, H; CUMMING, O; D'MELLO-GUYETT, L;
2023
Maternal & child nutrition
Preventing and responding to COVID-19 (and other infectious diseases): Identifying who may be vulnerable
Rosato-Scott, C; HOTOPF, I; Lamb, J; D'MELLO-GUYETT, L; Barrington, D;
2023
London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
A multi-country, prospective cohort study to measure rate and risk of relapse among children recovered from severe acute malnutrition in Mali, Somalia, and South Sudan: a study protocol.
King, S; D'MELLO-GUYETT, L; Yakowenko, E; Riems, B; Gallandat, K; Mama Chabi, S; Mohamud, FA; Ayoub, K; Olad, AH; Aliou, B; Marshak, A; Trehan, I; CUMMING, O; Stobaugh, H;
2022
BMC Nutrition
Identifying transferable lessons from cholera epidemic responses by Médecins Sans Frontières in Mozambique, Malawi and the Democratic Republic of Congo, 2015-2018: a scoping review.
D'MELLO-GUYETT, L; CUMMING, O; ROGERS, E; D'hondt, R; Mengitsu, E; Mashako, M; Van den Bergh, R; Welo, PO; Maes, P; CHECCHI, F;
2022
Conflict and Health
Effectiveness of hygiene kit distribution to reduce cholera transmission in Kasaï-Oriental, Democratic Republic of Congo, 2018: a prospective cohort study.
D'MELLO-GUYETT, L; CUMMING, O; Bonneville, S; D'hondt, R; Mashako, M; Nakoka, B; Gorski, A; Verheyen, D; Van den Bergh, R; Welo, PO; Maes, P; CHECCHI, F;
2021
BMJ open
Distribution of hygiene kits during a cholera outbreak in Kasaï-Oriental, Democratic Republic of Congo: a process evaluation.
D'MELLO-GUYETT, L; GREENLAND, K; Bonneville, S; D'hondt, R; Mashako, M; Gorski, A; Verheyen, D; Van den Bergh, R; Maes, P; CHECCHI, F; CUMMING, O;
2020
Conflict and health
Risk factors for child food contamination in low-income neighbourhoods of Maputo, Mozambique: An exploratory, cross-sectional study.
BICK, S; Perieres, L; D'MELLO-GUYETT, L; Baker, KK; Brown, J; Muneme, B; Nala, R; DREIBELBIS, R; CUMMING, O;
2020
Maternal & Child Nutrition
Prevention and control of cholera with household and community water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) interventions: A scoping review of current international guidelines.
D'MELLO-GUYETT, L; GALLANDAT, K; Van den Bergh, R; Taylor, D; Bulit, G; Legros, D; Maes, P; CHECCHI, F; CUMMING, O;
2020
PloS one
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