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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 - most recently as a Health Adviser at the UK Department for International Development (DFID).

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

Research

My research interests lie primarily in health policy and systems research (HPSR) in the UK and internationally, with a special focus on the Middle East and North Africa. I have a particular interest currently in understanding how health systems adapt (or otherwise) to acute and chronic stressors including those arising from armed conflict and large-scale population movements. The main focuses for this work are:

1. Communicable disease surveillance and control

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
Jordan
Lebanon
Syria
Yemen
Region
Arab World
Middle East & North Africa (all income levels)
Middle East & North Africa (developing only)

Selected Publications

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
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
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 : IJID : official publication of the International Society for 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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