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Dr Sharif Ismail

BA MBBS MPhil MPH

Research Fellow

LSHTM
15-17 Tavistock Place
London
WC1H 9SH
United Kingdom

I am a Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Training Fellow at the School, and a Specialist Registrar in Public Health in London. I divide my time between academic research and service public health work, previously as a Health Adviser at the then UK Department for International Development (DFID), and most recently with the National Infection Service at Public Health England (PHE).

Before qualifying in medicine, I worked in policy analysis for RAND Europe, the Institute for Government, and the Nuffield Trust.

Affiliations

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

Teaching

I help to deliver the Issues in Public Health and Principles and Practice of Public Health modules as part of the MSc in Public Health at the School. I also contribute to the distance learning MSc module, Control of Infectious Diseases (IDM104).

Research

My research interests are broad, spanning communicable disease epidemiology, health services research, and health policy and systems research (HPSR), and use mixed-methods approaches. I have a particular interest currently in improving understanding of health system shocks and resilience, specifically how we think about these concepts, and ways in which resilience can be assessed and/or measured. The main focuses for this work are:

1. Communicable disease surveillance, prevention and control - particularly vaccination delivery

2. Health workforce regulation, training and development

3. The political economy of health policymaking and implementation.

Research Area
Complex interventions
Conflict
Health care policy
Health policy
Health systems
Public health
Vaccines
Capacity strengthening
Global Health
Immunisation
Mixed methods
Discipline
Development studies
Operational research
Policy analysis
Country
Egypt
Lebanon
Syria
Yemen
Region
Arab World
Middle East & North Africa (all income levels)
Middle East & North Africa (developing only)

Selected Publications

T cell response to SARS-CoV-2 infection in humans: A systematic review.
Shrotri M; van Schalkwyk MCI; Post N; Eddy D; Huntley C; Leeman D; Rigby S; Williams SV; Bermingham WH; Kellam P
2021
PLOS ONE
Horses for courses? Assessing the potential value of a surrogate, point-of-care test for SARS-CoV-2 epidemic control.
Ismail SA; Huntley C; Post N; Rigby S; Shrotri M; Williams SV; Peacock SJ
2020
Influenza and other respiratory viruses
Antibody response to SARS-CoV-2 infection in humans: A systematic review.
Post N; Eddy D; Huntley C; van Schalkwyk MCI; Shrotri M; Leeman D; Rigby S; Williams SV; Bermingham WH; Kellam P
2020
PLOS ONE
Addressing challenges for clinical research responses to emerging epidemics and pandemics: a scoping review.
Sigfrid L; Maskell K; Bannister PG; Ismail SA; Collinson S; Regmi S; Blackmore C; Harriss E; Longuere K-S; Gobat N
2020
BMC Medicine
Informal healthcare provision in Lebanon: an adaptive mechanism among displaced Syrian health professionals in a protracted crisis.
Honein-AbouHaidar G; Noubani A; El Arnaout N; Ismail S; Nimer H; Menassa M; Coutts AP; Rayes D; Jomaa L; Saleh S
2019
Conflict and Health
Going upstream - an umbrella review of the macroeconomic determinants of health and health inequalities.
Naik Y; Baker P; Ismail SA; Tillmann T; Bash K; Quantz D; Hillier-Brown F; Jayatunga W; Kelly G; Black M
2019
BMC Public Health
Case finding and therapy for chronic viral hepatitis in primary care (HepFREE): a cluster-randomised controlled trial.
Flanagan S; Kunkel J; Appleby V; Eldridge SE; Ismail S; Moreea S; Griffiths C; Walton R; Pitt M; Salmon A
2018
Lancet Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Refugees, healthcare and crises: informal Syrian health workers in Lebanon
Ismail S; Coutts AP; Rayes D; Roborgh S; Abbara A; Orcutt M; Fouad FM; Honein G; El Arnout N; Noubani A
2018
Communicable disease surveillance and control in the context of conflict and mass displacement in Syria.
Ismail SA; Abbara A; Collin SM; Orcutt M; Coutts AP; Maziak W; Sahloul Z; Dar O; Corrah T; Fouad FM
2016
INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF INFECTIOUS DISEASES
Reducing inappropriate accident and emergency department attendances: a systematic review of primary care service interventions.
Ismail SA; Gibbons DC; Gnani S
2013
The British journal of general practice : the journal of the Royal College of General Practitioners
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