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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
Statistical Methodology
Tuberculosis (TB) Centre
Health in Humanitarian Crises Centre
Antimicrobial Resistance Centre

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
Gambia, The
India
Japan
Kenya
Philippines
Sudan
Sierra Leone
South Sudan
Uganda
Region
South Asia
Sub-Saharan Africa (developing only)

Selected Publications

Long term outcomes and prognostics of visceral leishmaniasis in HIV infected patients with use of pentamidine as secondary prophylaxis based on CD4 level: a prospective cohort study in Ethiopia.
Diro E; Edwards T; Ritmeijer K; Fikre H; Abongomera C; Kibret A; Bardonneau C; Soipei P; Mutinda B; Omollo R
2019
PLoS neglected tropical diseases
A randomized trial of AmBisome monotherapy and AmBisome and miltefosine combination to treat visceral leishmaniasis in HIV co-infected patients in Ethiopia
Diro E; Blesson S; Edwards T; Ritmeijer K; Fikre H; Admassu H; Kibret A; Ellis SJ; Bardonneau C; Zijlstra EE
2019
PLOS NEGLECTED TROPICAL DISEASES
Mid-upper arm circumference predicts death in adult patients admitted to a TB ward in the Philippines: A prospective cohort study.
Lee N; White LV; Marin FP; Saludar NR; Solante MB; Tactacan-Abrenica RJC; Calapis RW; Suzuki M; Saito N; Ariyoshi K
2019
PloS one
Detection, characterization, and enrollment of donors of Ebola convalescent plasma in Sierra Leone.
Tedder RS; Samuel D; Dicks S; Scott JT; Ijaz S; Smith CC; Adaken C; Cole C; Baker S; Edwards T
2018
Transfusion
Association between atherosclerosis and handgrip strength in non-hypertensive populations in India and Japan.
Yamanashi H; Kulkarni B; Edwards T; Kinra S; Koyamatsu J; Nagayoshi M; Shimizu Y; Maeda T; Cox SE
2018
Geriatrics & gerontology international
Cross-sectional surveys in Bangladesh, India, Ethiopia & Sudan to understand visceral leishmaniasis treatment seeking, diagnosis, treatment and household economic burden
Paintain L; Hererro M; Aggarwal V; Pearson M; Edwards T; Alatiaby AA; Mondal D; Misra K; Adera C; Prakash M
2017
TROPICAL MEDICINE & INTERNATIONAL HEALTH
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