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Tansy Edwards

MMATH MSc

Assistant Professor
in Medical Statistics

Room
G14

LSHTM
Keppel Street
London
WC1E 7HT
United Kingdom

Tel.
+44 (0)20 7927 2579

I am a medical statistician with a focus on the epidemiology and control of infectious diseases, and particular emphasis on the evaluation of treatment and intervention strategies for neglected tropical diseases and emerging infectious diseases.

 

I have been based at LSHTM since 2003 working within the Tropical Epidemiology Group (http://teg.lshtm.ac.uk/), a group of statistical epidemiologists specialising in studies on the epidemiology and control of major public health problems of developing countries, in particular Africa and Asia, with a major focus on HIV, tuberculosis, malaria and neglected tropical diseases, and a special emphasis on intervention studies. I was based in Nairobi, Kenya from 2010 to 2013.

 

Affiliations

Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology

Centres

Centre for Evaluation
Centre for Global Chronic Conditions
Centre for Statistical Methodology
TB Centre
Health in Humanitarian Crises Centre
Antimicrobial Resistance Centre (AMR)

Teaching

I am a co-organiser of Analysis and Design of Research Studies with Tanya Marchant, a core module for MSc students in the Faculty of Infectious Tropical Diseases. I also teach on a variety of modules for two Distance Learning MSc courses (Clinical Trials and Epidemiology) including Basic Statistics for Clinical Trials, Data Monitoring and Interim Analysis and Advanced Statistics Methods in Epidemiology. I have developed teaching materials and delivered lectures for short courses in Kenya and Uganda on statistical methods and clinical trials.

Research

I work mainly on research projects relating to trachoma and visceral leishmaniasis. My main interests lie in the design and analysis of cluster randomised trials of mass drug administration for control of neglected tropical diseases and multi-centre individually randomised trials of new treatments for visceral leishmaniasis. I also have experience in the design and analysis of large scale epidemiological studies. I was a co-investigator and statistician on two treatment trials of convalescent plasma for the treatment of Ebola Virus Disease in Guinea (www.ebolatx.eu) and Sierra Leone.

Research Area
Clinical trials
Complex interventions
Pharmacovigilance
Disease control
Evaluation
Impact evaluation
Randomised controlled trials
Discipline
Epidemiology
Statistics
Disease and Health Conditions
Infectious disease
Leishmaniasis
Trachoma
Emerging Infectious Disease
Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs)
Tropical diseases
Country
Ethiopia
Guinea
The Gambia
India
Japan
Kenya
Philippines
Sudan
Sierra Leone
South Sudan
Uganda
Region
South Asia
Sub-Saharan Africa (developing only)

Selected Publications

Effects of co-morbidities on health-related quality of life in Filipino persons with tuberculosis
Edwards T; White LV; Lee N; Castro MC; Sauldar NR; Faguer BN; Dela Fuente N; Mayoga F; Ariyoshi K; Garfin AMCG
2020
International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease
Patterns and predictors of co-morbidities in Tuberculosis: A cross-sectional study in the Philippines.
White LV; Edwards T; Lee N; Castro MC; Saludar NR; Calapis RW; Faguer BN; Fuente ND; Mayoga F; Saito N
2020
Scientific reports
Clinical and epidemiologic characteristics associated with dengue during and outside the 2016 outbreak identified in health facility-based surveillance in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso.
Lim JK; Seydou Y; Carabali M; Barro A; Dahourou DL; Lee KS; Nikiema T; Namkung S; Lee J-S; Shin MY
2019
PLoS neglected tropical diseases
THE CATASTROPHIC ECONOMIC BURDEN OF VISCERAL LEISHMANIASIS IN BANGLADESH, INDIA, ETHIOPIA AND SUDAN: FINANCIAL RISK PROTECTION IS NOT ENOUGH
Paintain L; Boudarene L; Pearson M; Edwards T; Alatiaby AA; Mondal D; Adera C; Prakash M; Postigo RJ; Dagne AD
2019
TRANSACTIONS OF THE ROYAL SOCIETY OF TROPICAL MEDICINE AND HYGIENE
CO-MORBIDITIES IN FILIPINO PERSONS WITH TUBERCULOSIS: A CROSS-SECTIONAL STUDY IN URBAN AND RURAL PUBLIC TBDOTS FACILITIES
White L; Edwards T; Lee N; Castro MC; Saludar NR; Calapis RW; Faguer BN; Garfin C; Solon JA; Cox SE
2019
TRANSACTIONS OF THE ROYAL SOCIETY OF TROPICAL MEDICINE AND HYGIENE
CD4+ T Responses Other Than Th1 Type Are Preferentially Induced by Latency-Associated Antigens in the State of Latent Mycobacterium tuberculosis Infection.
Yamashita Y; Oe T; Kawakami K; Osada-Oka M; Ozeki Y; Terahara K; Yasuda I; Edwards T; Tanaka T; Tsunetsugu-Yokota Y
2019
FRONTIERS IN IMMUNOLOGY
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