Dr Mazeda Hossain


Assistant Professor
of Social Epidemiology

15-17 Tavistock Place
United Kingdom

Mazeda is a social epidemiologist based within the Gender Violence & Health Centre. She has extensive experience working on gender, violence and health-related research in  humanitarian crisis settings and among conflict-affected populations.


Department of Global Health and Development
Faculty of Public Health and Policy


Centre for Evaluation
Centre for Maternal Adolescent Reproductive & Child Health (MARCH)
Centre for Statistical Methodology
Centre for Global Mental Health
Health in Humanitarian Crises Centre


Mazeda supervises MSc and PhD students and UK Public Health Registrar trainees.

She has taught on various MSc modules and short courses including:Conflict & Health, Basic Statistics for Public Health and Policy, Basic Epidemiology for Public Health & Policy, Healthcare for Conflict-Affected and Displaced Populations Short Course, and Evaluations of Public Health Interventions. 

She has also co-organised the MSc module-Issues in Public Health, and the LSHTM short course-Researching Gender Based Violence: Methods and Meaning.


Mazeda Hossain is a social epidemiologist based at the Gender, Violence and Health Centre within the Social and Mathematical Epidemiology Group at the LSHTM. She specializes in the evaluation of violence prevention and response programming in humanitarian and conflict-affected settings. Her research interests focus on conflict-affected populations including refugees, internally displaced people, stateless populations, and asylum seekers. She has led multi-disciplinary and multi-country research projects, developed guidelines on GBV research methods in humanitarian settings, and co-organises the short course ‘Researching Gender Based Violence: Methods and Meaning’ at LSHTM.

She is currently leading an evaluation in the Dadaab refugee camps in Kenya of the GBV response services which use a task-sharing approach with refugee community workers. She also recently led a cluster randomised controlled trial in Côte d'Ivoire, which was one of the first trials to rigorously evaluate an intimate partner violence prevention intervention in an armed conflict setting working directly with men.

Research Area
Complex interventions
Health outcomes
Health services research
Sexual health
Social and structural determinants of health
Statistical methods
Systematic reviews
Behaviour change
Global Health
Impact evaluation
Mixed methods
Mobile technologies
Implementation research
Randomised controlled trials
Reproductive health
Disease and Health Conditions
Mental health
Sexually transmitted infection

Selected Publications

Improving provision of family planning among pastoralists in Kenya: Perspectives from health care providers, community and religious leaders.
Kenny L; Bhatia A; Lokot M; Hassan R; Hussein Aden A; Muriuki A; Ahmed Osman I; Kanyuuru L; Pryor S; Bacchus LJ
Global Public Health
Reproductive health decision making among nomadic pastoralists in North Eastern Kenya: a qualitative social network analysis.
Kenny L; Hassan R; Bacchus LJ; Smith M; Shell-Duncan B; Dagadu NA; Muriuki A; Aden AH; Jelle IA; Cislaghi B
Reproductive Health
'If she gets married when she is young, she will give birth to many kids': a qualitative study of child marriage practices amongst nomadic pastoralist communities in Kenya.
Lowe H; Kenny L; Hassan R; Bacchus LJ; Njoroge P; Dagadu NA; Hossain M; Cislaghi B
Culture, health & sexuality
Disability, violence, and mental health among Somali refugee women in a humanitarian setting.
Hossain M; Pearson R; McAlpine A; Bacchus L; Muuo SW; Muthuri SK; Spangaro J; Kuper H; Franchi G; Pla Cordero R
Global Mental Health
Gender-based violence and its association with mental health among Somali women in a Kenyan refugee camp: a latent class analysis.
Hossain M; Pearson RJ; McAlpine A; Bacchus LJ; Spangaro J; Muthuri S; Muuo S; Franchi G; Hess T; Bangha M
Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health
Research challenges in evaluating gender-based violence response services in a refugee camp
McAlpine A; Bacchus LJ; Muuo SW; Muthuri SK; Bangha M; Izugbara C; Franchi G; Hess T; Spangaro J; Pearson R
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