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Dr Lu Han

Assistant Professor

United Kingdom

I am a Research Fellow in the Department of Health Services Research and Policy at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM). Before joining LSHTM, I worked in the Department of Health Sciences at the University of York as a Research Fellow, and in the Department of Politics at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) as a Research Officer.

I received a PhD in Economics from the University of Birmingham, where I also attained an MSc in Economics. I am also a Research Statistician at The Royal College of Anaesthetists, and an Honorary Clinical Follow at The Royal College of Surgeons of England.

Affiliations

Department of Health Services Research and Policy
Faculty of Public Health and Policy

Teaching

I teach Basic Statistics for PHP as a seminar leader. I am also a person tutor for MSc Public Health.

Research

I was trained as an econometrician and have spent years of research in health policy and health inequality by analysing large electronically linked health datasets in England. My current research project is an NIHR-funded programme interrogating the re-design of NHS cancer treatment services to optimise equity, access and patient outcomes. Prior to this project, I have led the quantitative workstream of a mixed-method project investigating the inequalities in health service access and physical health outcomes for people with severe mental illness. I have subsequently received a research grant to experiment econometric methods on this project.

I am particularly interested in analysing the Clinical Practice Research Datalink (CPRD), Hospital Episode Statistics (HES), and the National Cancer Registration and Analysis Service (NCRAS) datasets using statistical modelling and geographic information (GIS) techniques. I am also interested in supervising PhD students in such areas.

Research Area
Electronic health records
Health inequalities
Health outcomes
Health services research
Modelling
Statistical methods
Epidemiology
GIS/Spatial analysis
Primary health care
Disease and Health Conditions
Cancer
Diabetes
Mental health
Cardiovascular diseases
Country
United Kingdom
Region
OECD members

Selected Publications

Association of travel time, patient characteristics, and hospital quality with patient mobility for breast cancer surgery: A national population-based study
AGGARWAL, A; HAN, L; Lewis, D; Costigan, J; Hubbard, A; Taylor, J; Rigg, A; Purushotham, A; Van der Meulen, J;
2024
Cancer
Managing the cancer backlog: a national population-based study of patient mobility, waiting times and 'spare capacity' for cancer surgery.
AGGARWAL, A; HAN, L; Sullivan, R; Haire, K; Sangar, V; Van der Meulen, J;
2023
The Lancet Regional Health Europe
Association of Quality and Technology With Patient Mobility for Colorectal Cancer Surgery.
AGGARWAL, A; HAN, L; Boyle, J; Lewis, D; Kuyruba, A; Braun, M; WALKER, K; Fearnhead, N; Sullivan, R; VAN DER MEULEN, J;
2022
JAMA surgery
Impact of patient choice and hospital competition on patient outcomes after rectal cancer surgery: A national population-based study.
HAN, L; Boyle, JM; WALKER, K; Kuryba, A; Braun, MS; Fearnhead, N; Jayne, D; Sullivan, R; VAN DER MEULEN, J; AGGARWAL, A;
2022
Cancer
Health service planning to assess the expected impact of centralising specialist cancer services on travel times, equity, and outcomes: a national population-based modelling study.
AGGARWAL, A; HAN, L; Van der Geest, S; Lewis, D; Lievens, Y; Borras, J; Jayne, D; Sullivan, R; Varkevisser, M; VAN DER MEULEN, J;
2022
The Lancet Oncology
A pre-implementation model to assess the impact of centralising specialist cancer services on travel time, equity, health outcomes and hospital capacity
HAN, L; Lewis, D; Van Der Geest, S; Varkevisser, M; Sullivan, R; VAN DER MEULEN, J; AGGARWAL, A;
2022
HSR UK Conference 2022
Impact of centralization of prostate cancer services on the choice of radical treatment.
AGGARWAL, A; HAN, L; Tree, A; Lewis, D; Roques, T; Sangar, V; VAN DER MEULEN, J;
2022
BJU international
Healthcare resource use and costs for people with type 2 diabetes mellitus with and without severe mental illness in England: a longitudinal matched cohort study using the Clinical Practice Research Datalink
Wang, H-I; HAN, L; Jacobs, R; Doran, T; Holt, RI G; Prady, SL; Gilbody, S; Shiers, D; Alderson, S; Hewitt, C; Taylor, J; Kitchen, CE W; Bellass, S; Siddiqi, N;
2021
The British Journal of Psychiatry
Identifying determinants of diabetes risk and outcomes for people with severe mental illness: a mixed-methods study
Lister, J; HAN, L; Bellass, S; Taylor, J; Alderson, SL; Doran, T; Gilbody, S; Hewitt, C; Holt, RI G; Jacobs, R; Kitchen, CE W; Prady, SL; Radford, J; Ride, JR; Shiers, D; Wang, H-I; Siddiqi, N;
2021
Health Services and Delivery Research
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