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Dr James Lopez Bernal

BMedSci MBBS MSc PhD MFPH

Honorary Lecturer

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

Tel.
0207 927 4756

I am a public health doctor and split my time between service work on communicable disease control at the National Infections Service in Colindale and research at LSHTM. I have been at LSHTM since 2011, initially as an NIHR Academic Clinical Fellow, then as Clinical Lecturer and MRC Population Health Science Doctoral Fellow.

 

Much of my research has focussed on quasi-experimental study design, including my PhD on the use if interrupted time series for the evaluation of public health interventions. More recently my interest in both my clinical and academic work has focussed on immunisations, including the evaluation of new vaccines and both individual level and population level factors affecting vaccine effectiveness and impact.

 

I also serve as a medical advisor for the British Paediatric Surveillance Unit.

Affiliations

Public Health, Environments and Society
Faculty of Public Health and Policy

Centres

Centre for Evaluation

Teaching

I teach on the preparation for Membership of Faculty of Public Health Part A seminar series and co-organise the Interrupted Time Series sessions in the Evaluation of Public Health Interventions module.

Research

My research interests lie in study design, evaluation, and immunisations.

Research Area
Complex interventions
Infectious disease policy
Public health
Vaccines
Global Health
Immunisation
Impact evaluation
Methodology
Discipline
Epidemiology
Medicine
Disease and Health Conditions
Infectious disease

Selected Publications

Interrupted time series regression for the evaluation of public health interventions: a tutorial.
Bernal, J.L. ; Cummins, S. ; Gasparrini, A. ;
2017
Int J Epidemiol
Why did life expectancy in Central and Eastern Europe suddenly improve in the 1990s? An analysis by cause of death.
Mackenbach, J.P.; Karanikolos, M.; Lopez Bernal, J.; Mckee, M.;
2015
Scand J Public Health
The effect of the late 2000s financial crisis on suicides in Spain: an interrupted time-series analysis.
Lopez Bernal, J.; Gasparrini, A.; Artundo, C.; McKee, M.;
2014
Eur J Public Health
Lower respiratory tract infection in the first year of life is associated with worse lung function in adult life: prospective results from the Barry Caerphilly Growth study.
Lopez Bernal, J.A. ; Upton, M.N. ; Henderson, A.J. ; Dedman, D. ; McCarthy, A. ; Davey Smith, G. ; Ben-Shlomo, Y. ;
2013
Ann Epidemiol
The effect of the late 2000s financial crisis on suicides in Spain: an interrupted time-series analysis.
Lopez Bernal, J.A.; Gasparrini, A.; Artundo, C.M.; McKee, M.;
2013
Eur J Public Health
Proposals to increase the motorway speed limit by 10 mph.
Lopez Bernal, J. ; McKee, M. ;
2011
BMJ
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