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Aurélia Lépine

MSc PhD

Assistant Professor

Room
201

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

Tel.
02079272845

I joined the department of Global Health and Development in the Faculty of Public Health & Policy in 2012. I have a Master degree in Development Economics from the Centre for Studies and Research in Development Economics (CERDI, France) and a PhD in Economics from the University of Otago (New Zealand). 

Affiliations

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

Centres

Centre for Evaluation

Teaching

I am a seminar leader for the modules "Introduction to Health Economics" and "Economic analysis for health policy" and a lecturer on quasi-experimental methods for impact evaluation for the module "Evaluation of public health interventions".  

Research

My research uses quasi-experimental designs, lab and field experiments to identify the determinants of health and wellbeing in low and middle-income countries.

My research interests encompass several areas of global health such as child health and nutrition, humanitarian health, HIV/AIDS, family planning, and universal health coverage.

I am currently working on the following projects:

1. The long term effects of natural disasters on child mortality 

2. The causes of risky sexual behaviours among female sex workers in Senegal

3. The role of women's bargaining power and spousal cooperation in the consumption of animal source food by children in Nairobi's slums

 4. A randomised controlled trial that analyses family planning decisions among couples in rural Burkina Faso: http://gtr.rcuk.ac.uk/projects?ref=ES%2FN014618%2F1 

 

Previous research projects include:

- Risk aversion and HIV/AIDS

- The effect of the registration policy in Senegal on health and wellbeing of sex workers

- The elicitation of condom use among stigmatised populations

- The role of income in health care utilisation and the effect of removing user fees

- The economic and technical efficiency analysis of the Avahan initiative in India

- The economic evaluation of new HIV prevention technologies (PrEP and TasP)  

- Women's empowerment and health outcomes

 

 

 

 

Research Area
Health care financing
Risk
Social and structural determinants of health
Behaviour change
Gender
Impact evaluation
Natural disasters
Discipline
Economics
Disease and Health Conditions
HIV/AIDS
Mental health
Sexually transmitted infection
Country
Indonesia
Kenya
Nigeria
Senegal
Region
South Asia
Sub-Saharan Africa (developing only)

Selected Publications

Women's Empowerment and Wellbeing: Evidence from Africa
Fielding, D.; Lepine, A.
2017
Journal of Development Studies
What Determines HIV Prevention Costs at Scale? Evidence from the Avahan Programme in India.
Lépine, A.; Chandrashekar, S.; Shetty, G.; Vickerman, P.; Bradley, J.; Alary, M.; Moses, S.; CHARME India Group, .; Vassall, A.; COLLABORATORS;Blanchard, J. ; Isac, S. ; Lowndes, C.M. ; Ramesh, B.M. ; Reza-Paul, S. ; Washington, R. ;
2016
Health Econ
Estimating unbiased economies of scale of HIV prevention projects: A case study of Avahan.
Lépine, A. ; Vassall, A. ; Chandrashekar, S. ; Blanc, E. ; Le Nestour, A. ;
2015
Soc Sci Med
The Determinants of Health care utilisation in Rural Senegal
Lepine, A; Le Nestour, A
2012
Journal of African Economies
See all Aurélia Lépine's Publications