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Professor Judith Glynn

BM BCh MA MSc PhD FRCP

Professor
of Infectious Disease Epidemiology and Head of Doctoral College

Room
Room 109

LSHTM
Keppel Street
London
WC1E 7HT
United Kingdom

Tel.
020 7927 2423

Fax.
020 7636 8739

Judith Glynn left clinical medicine to come to the School in 1990 to do the MSc in Epidemiology. She went on to do a PhD (on the influence of infecting dose on severity of disease) and then joined the Karonga Prevention Study (now Malawi Epidemiology and Intervention Research Unit) to work on tuberculosis and HIV in Malawi.

Affiliations

Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health
Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology

Centres

Centre for Evaluation
Maternal, Adolescent, Reproductive & Child Health (MARCH)
Tuberculosis (TB) Centre

Teaching

Judith is Head of the Doctoral College.

She has run courses on Molecular Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases and Epidemiology and Control of Communicable Diseases,                                and also teaches on Extended Epidemiology

Research

Her main research interests are understanding transmission of infections and determinants of disease severity. Studies include: Ebola transmission; the susceptibility of young women to HIV; the relationship between schooling and health;  the impact of HIV on mortality and morbidity; HIV surveillance; the relationship between HIV and tuberculosis; molecular epidemiology of HIV and TB. Her current research studies are mainly in Malawi.

Research Area
Complex interventions
Sexual health
Social and structural determinants of health
Adolescent health
Disease control
Methodology
Mixed methods
Implementation research
Schools
Discipline
Molecular epidemiology
Epidemiology
Disease and Health Conditions
HIV/AIDS
Sexually transmitted disease
Tuberculosis
Emerging Infectious Disease
Sexually transmitted infection
Country
Malawi
Sierra Leone
South Africa
Region
Sub-Saharan Africa (all income levels)

Selected Publications

Early transmission and case fatality of Ebola virus at the index site of the 2013-16 west African Ebola outbreak: a cross-sectional seroprevalence survey.
Timothy JWS; Hall Y; Akoi-Boré J; Diallo B; Tipton TRW; Bower H; Strecker T; Glynn JR; Carroll MW
2019
The Lancet. Infectious diseases
Early school failure predicts teenage pregnancy and marriage: A large population-based cohort study in northern Malawi.
Glynn JR; Sunny BS; DeStavola B; Dube A; Chihana M; Price AJ; Crampin AC
2018
PloS one
Risk of Mycobacterium tuberculosis transmission in an antiretroviral therapy clinic.
Mzembe T; Mclean E; Khan PY; Koole O; Sichali L; Mwinuka V; Kayange M; Mzumara P; Dimba A; Crampin AC
2018
AIDS (London, England)
Ebola exposure, illness experience, and Ebola antibody prevalence in international responders to the West African Ebola epidemic 2014-2016: A cross-sectional study.
Houlihan CF; McGowan CR; Dicks S; Baguelin M; Moore DAJ; Mabey D; Roberts CH; Kumar A; Samuel D; Tedder R
2017
PLoS medicine
Variability in intra-household transmission of Ebola virus, and estimation of the household secondary attack rate.
Glynn JR; Bower H; Johnson S; Turay C; Sesay D; Mansaray SH; Kamara O; Kamara AJ; Bangura MS; Checchi F
2017
The Journal of infectious diseases
Challenges in the Estimation of the Annual Risk of Mycobacterium tuberculosis Infection in Children Aged Less Than 5 Years.
Khan PY; Glynn JR; Mzembe T; Mulawa D; Chiumya R; Crampin AC; Kranzer K; Fielding KL
2017
American journal of epidemiology
Asymptomatic infection and unrecognised Ebola virus disease in Ebola-affected households in Sierra Leone: a cross-sectional study using a new non-invasive assay for antibodies to Ebola virus.
Glynn JR; Bower H; Johnson S; Houlihan CF; Montesano C; Scott JT; Semple MG; Bangura MS; Kamara AJ; Kamara O
2017
The Lancet infectious diseases
Sustained 10-year gain in adult life expectancy following antiretroviral therapy roll-out in rural Malawi: July 2005 to June 2014.
Price AJ; Glynn J; Chihana M; Kayuni N; Floyd S; Slaymaker E; Reniers G; Zaba B; McLean E; Kalobekamo F
2016
International journal of epidemiology
Deaths, late deaths, and role of infecting dose in Ebola virus disease in Sierra Leone: retrospective cohort study.
Bower H; Smout E; Bangura MS; Kamara O; Turay C; Johnson S; Oza S; Checchi F; Glynn JR
2016
BMJ (Clinical research ed)
Exposure-Specific and Age-Specific Attack Rates for Ebola Virus Disease in Ebola-Affected Households, Sierra Leone.
Bower H; Johnson S; Bangura MS; Kamara AJ; Kamara O; Mansaray SH; Sesay D; Turay C; Checchi F; Glynn JR
2016
Emerging infectious diseases
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