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Dr Ligia Kiss

MPhil PhD

Assistant Professor
of Social Epidemiology

Room
330

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

I have originally trained in social sciences and anthropology, with a MPhil and PhD on Preventive Medicine. My work includes research and intervention evaluation in Latin America, Asia and Africa, with a focus on trafficking in persons, violence, and migration and health. 

Affiliations

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

Centres

Centre for Evaluation

Teaching

MSc, PhD supervision; in-house tutor Basic Statistics; DL tutor Health Care Evaluation

Research

I am currently the co-PI of the Work in Freedom Evaluation, a DFID funded evaluation of a multi-components intervention to prevent trafficking in persons in South Asia. I am co-leading the Study on Trafficking, Exploitation and Abuse in the Mekong Sub-region (STEAM), a longitudinal survey of health consequences of human trafficking, and offering methodological guidance for the evaluation of a large NGO-funded intervention to prevent trafficking in seven Asian countries.

I the past 17 years, I  have been involved in more than 20 large Public Health research projects in Latin America, Africa and Asia, including two cluster randomised trials to prevent violence against women, qualitative studies and health service research.

Research Area
Child health
Complex interventions
Adolescent health
Behaviour change
Evaluation
Gender
Global Health
Impact evaluation
Migration
Violence
Discipline
Anthropology
Epidemiology
Social Sciences
Disease and Health Conditions
Mental health
Country
Bangladesh
Brazil
Cote d'Ivoire
Cambodia
Nepal
Peru
Thailand
Tonga
Uganda
Vietnam
Region
East Asia & Pacific (all income levels)
Latin America & Caribbean (all income levels)
Sub-Saharan Africa (developing only)

Selected Publications

Health of men, women, and children in post-trafficking services in Cambodia, Thailand, and Vietnam: an observational cross-sectional study.
Kiss, L. ; Pocock, N.S. ; Naisanguansri, V. ; Suos, S. ; Dickson, B. ; Thuy, D. ; Koehler, J. ; Sirisup, K. ; Pongrungsee, N. ; Nguyen, V.A. ; Borland, R. ; Dhavan, P. ; Zimmerman, C. ;
2015
Lancet Glob Health
Working with men to prevent intimate partner violence in a conflict-affected setting: a pilot cluster randomized controlled trial in rural Cote d'Ivoire.
Hossain, M. ; Zimmerman, C. ; Kiss, L. ; Abramsky, T. ; Kone, D. ; Bakayoko-Topolska, M. ; Annan, J. ; Lehmann, H. ; Watts, C. ;
2014
BMC Public Health
Findings from the SASA! Study: a cluster randomized controlled trial to assess the impact of a community mobilization intervention to prevent violence against women and reduce HIV risk in Kampala, Uganda.
Abramsky, T. ; Devries, K. ; Kiss, L. ; Nakuti, J. ; Kyegombe, N. ; Starmann, E. ; Cundill, B. ; Francisco, L. ; Kaye, D. ; Musuya, T. ; Michau, L. ; Watts, C. ;
2014
BMC Med
A community mobilisation intervention to prevent violence against women and reduce HIV/AIDS risk in Kampala, Uganda (the SASA! Study): study protocol for a cluster randomised controlled trial.
Abramsky, T. ; Devries, K. ; Kiss, L. ; Francisco, L. ; Nakuti, J. ; Musuya, T. ; Kyegombe, N. ; Starmann, E. ; Kaye, D. ; Michau, L. ; Watts, C. ;
2012
Trials
Brazilian policy responses to violence against women: Government strategy and the help-seeking behaviors of women who experience violence.
Kiss, L.; d'Oliveira, A.F.; Zimmerman, C.; Heise, L.; Schraiber, L.B.; Watts, C.;
2012
Health Hum Rights
Migration and health: a framework for 21st century policy-making.
Zimmerman, C. ; Kiss, L. ; Hossain, M. ;
2011
PLoS Med
Trafficking in persons: a health concern?
Zimmerman, C.; Kiss, L.; Hossain, M.; Watts, C.;
2009
Cien Saude Colet
[Possibilities of a cross-sector assistance network for women subjected to violence].
Kiss, L.; Schraiber, L. B. ; D’Oliveira, A. F.
2007
Interface
[Youths on duty: reception and care for adolescents and young people at testing and counselling centres]
Calazans, G.; Kiss, L. ; Cappellini, S. ; Sequeira, D. ; Vieira, R. M. ; França-Júnior, I.
2006
Saúde e sociedade
[Gender conceptions related to violence against women among men and women of low income and low educational level, Sao Paulo, Brazil]
Couto, M. T. ; Schraiber, L. B. ; D'Oliveira, A. F. ; Kiss, L.
2006
Ciência & Saúde Coletiva
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