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Dr Harriet Forbes

BA MSc PhD

Research Fellow

Room
Room 256

LSHTM
Keppel Street
London
WC1E 7HT
United Kingdom

Tel.
020 7927 2174

I am an epidemiologist with expertise in using electronic healthcare records. My undergraduate degree was in Human Sciences and in 2009 I came to LSHTM to complete an MSc in Epidemiology. Following the MSc I worked as a Research Assistant at the King's Centre for Military Health Research, investigating mental health outcomes among UK military personnel. I then completed a PhD at LSHTM, investigating risk factors for herpes zoster and postherpetic neuralgia using UK electronic healthcare records. I am now researching the role of persisting herpes viruses in neurological diseases of ageing. 

Affiliations

Department of Non-communicable Disease Epidemiology
Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health

Teaching

I teach on the study units Statisitics for Epidemiology & Population Health and Statistical Methods in Epidemiology.

Research

Research Area
Ageing
Clinical databases
Primary care
Electronic health records
Discipline
Pharmacoepidemiology
Epidemiology

Selected Publications

Rapid increase in prevalence of male circumcision in rural Tanzania in the absence of a promotional campaign.
Forbes, H.J. ; Doyle, A.M. ; Maganja, K. ; Changalucha, J. ; Weiss, H.A. ; Ross, D.A. ; Hayes, R.J. ;
PLoS One
Prescription of antiviral therapy after herpes zoster in general practice: who receives therapy?
Forbes, H.J. ; Thomas, S.L. ; Smeeth, L. ; Langan, S.M. ;
Br J Gen Pract
See all Dr Harriet Forbes's Publications