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Ms Jessica King

BA MSc MRes

Research Fellow
in Health Economics/Impact Evaluation

Room
315

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

Tel.
+44 (0) 20 7927 2148

I am an epidemiologist and health economist with an interest in statistical, mathematical and econometric methods. My first degree was in Mathematics from the University of Oxford, with a focus on applications for modelling fluids and biological systems. I have an MSc in Control of Infectious Diseases from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, and an MRes from Imperial College, London. 

Affiliations

Faculty of Public Health and Policy
Department of Global Health and Development
Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology
Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health

Centres

Centre for Evaluation
Centre for Maternal Adolescent Reproductive & Child Health (MARCH)
Antimicrobial Resistance Centre (AMR)

Teaching

I am a seminar leader and lecturer on Economic Analysis for Health Policy, and seminar leader on Basic Statistics for Public Health & Policy. I tutor on MSc Public Health & MSc Control of Infectious Diseases.

Research

I combine epidemiological and economic approaches to study access to and quality of care, often working closely with NGOs and governments.

In the department of Global Health & Development (Public Health & Policy) I work on the RECAP project on preparedness and response to humanitarian crises and epidemics. My focus is on access to routine maternal, reproductive and child health services for refugees and after epidemics.

In the department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology (Epidemiology & Population Health) I work on the Countdown and Exemplars projects monitoring progess on maternal and neonatal mortality. 

I have previously worked on the evaluation of an intervention to improve quality of care in private health facilities in sub-Saharan Africa, which included an RCT in Tanzania and used standardised patients, a method in which I have particular expertise.

I have a special interest in the harms of overprovision of healthcare, and am completing a PhD on this topic, supervised by Tim Powell-Jackson and James Hargreaves.

Research Area
Clinical care
Complex interventions
Health inequalities
Health policy
Health systems
Quality improvement
Social and structural determinants of health
Statistical methods
Health workers
Evaluation
Impact evaluation
Private sector
Randomised controlled trials
Reproductive health
Modelling
Discipline
Health economics
Economics
Epidemiology
Mathematics
Mathematical modelling
Statistics
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