Dr Artemis Koukounari
BSc MSc PhD
I am a Statistical Epidemiologist and joined LSHTM in April 2018.
Co-supervision of MSc and PhD students.
To date I have contributed to practicals of several LSHTM short courses and MSc modules.
I have also succesfully co-supervised two PhD graduates who used statistical and machine learning methods to respectively improve treatment success in patients with schizophrenia and to quantify determinants and trajectories of healthy ageing.
I am interested in supervising doctoral students working on evaluation of diagnostics for tropical infectious diseases, data harmonization in cross-national surveys and more broadly students with interest in the study of predictive analytical tools and statistical methods for identifying patterns in data allowing for targeted prevention approaches in infectious diseases and mental disorders.
During my time at LSHTM, I have been investigating and applying optimal statistical methods that can allow synthesizing evidence from different sources explicitly modelling potential biases and attempting to generalize the results for broader populations regarding evaluation of epidemiology and cost-effectiveness of maternal Group B Streptococcus vaccines.
More broadly, I am interested in advancing research on the role of infections in mental health and well being (aiming to improving prospects for prevention and intervention strategies).
With regards to methodological work I also have an ongoing interest on latent variable modeling. In collaboration with various experts, we have employed and demonstrated the use of such methods for evaluation of diagnostics of tropical infectious diseases, data harmonization in cross-national surveys and pooled analysis of individual participant data, longitudinal exploratory mediation as well as evaluation of psychometric properties for scales.
Finally, I am highly interested in estimation and inference of heterogeneous treatment effects and the statistical methods associated to such problems.