Dr James Hargreaves


in Epidemiology and Evaluation

Room 237

15-17 Tavistock Place
United Kingdom

+44 207 927 2955

I am the Director of the Centre for Evaluation at LSHTM. I have a broad interest in Evaluation methods. I am a Professor in Epidemiology and Evaluation with a focus in social epidemiology and public health evaluation. My primary interest in recent years has been in the socioeconomic epidemiology of HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis and in developing interventions to address these public health issues.


Faculty of Public Health and Policy
Department of Social and Environmental Health Research


Centre for Evaluation


I co-developed, co-organise and do much of my teaching the Term 2 module in Evaluation of Public Health Interventions. I also teach and give lectures on a variety of other courses in Basic Epidemiology, Social Epidemiology, the summer Intensive Courses in Epidemiology and Meidcal Statistics, AIDS, Health Promotion Theory and Principles and Practice of Health Promotion. I also contribute to teaching on the first term course Extended Epidemiology.


I specialise in quantitative and mixed-method research on how interventions and policies determined outside the public health sector influence infectious diseases and social inequalities in these. My research has used a wide array of methods including cluster randomised trials, systematic reviews, cohort, case-control and cross-sectional studies as well as mixed-methods research incorporating qualitative, policy analysis and participatory techniques. I led the quantitative and process research aspects of the Intervention with Microfinance for AIDS and Gender Equity IMAGE study in South Africa, one of the earliest cluster randomised trials of a development intervention on health outcomes.



Research Area
Complex interventions
Health inequalities
Sexual health
Social and structural determinants of health
Global Health
Mixed methods
Randomised controlled trials
Disease and Health Conditions
Zoonotic disease
South Africa
Sub-Saharan Africa (all income levels)

Selected Publications

Implementation and Operational Research: Cohort Analysis of Program Data to Estimate HIV Incidence and Uptake of HIV-Related Services Among Female Sex Workers in Zimbabwe, 2009-2014.
Hargreaves, J.R. ; Mtetwa, S. ; Davey, C. ; Dirawo, J. ; Chidiya, S. ; Benedikt, C. ; Naperiela Mavedzenge, S. ; Wong-Gruenwald, R. ; Hanisch, D. ; Magure, T. ; Mugurungi, O. ; Cowan, F.M. ;
J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr
Interventions to strengthen the HIV prevention cascade: a systematic review of reviews.
Krishnaratne, S. ; Hensen, B. ; Cordes, J. ; Enstone, J. ; Hargreaves, J.R. ;
Lancet HIV
HIV-related stigma and universal testing and treatment for HIV prevention and care: design of an implementation science evaluation nested in the HPTN 071 (PopART) cluster-randomized trial in Zambia and South Africa.
Hargreaves, J.R. ; Stangl, A. ; Bond, V. ; Hoddinott, G. ; Krishnaratne, S. ; Mathema, H. ; Moyo, M. ; Viljoen, L. ; Brady, L. ; Sievwright, K. ; Horn, L. ; Sabapathy, K. ; Ayles, H. ; Beyers, N. ; Bock, P. ; Fidler, S. ; Griffith, S. ; Seeley, J. ; Hayes, R. ; HPTN 071 (PopART) study team, . ;
Health Policy Plan
Trends in Socioeconomic Inequalities in HIV Prevalence among Young People in Seven Countries in Eastern and Southern Africa.
Hargreaves, J.R. ; Davey, C. ; Fearon, E. ; Hensen, B. ; Krishnaratne, S. ;
PLoS One
Designing a stepped wedge trial: three main designs, carry-over effects and randomisation approaches.
Copas, A.J. ; Lewis, J.J. ; Thompson, J.A. ; Davey, C. ; Baio, G. ; Hargreaves, J.R. ;
Systematic review of strategies to increase men's HIV-testing in sub-Saharan Africa.
Hensen, B.; Taoka, S.; Lewis, J.J.; Weiss, H.A.; Hargreaves, J.;
Engagement with HIV prevention treatment and care among female sex workers in Zimbabwe: a respondent driven sampling survey.
Cowan, F.M. ; Mtetwa, S. ; Davey, C. ; Fearon, E. ; Dirawo, J. ; Wong-Gruenwald, R. ; Ndikudze, T. ; Chidiya, S. ; Benedikt, C. ; Busza, J. ; Hargreaves, J.R. ;
PLoS One
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