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Caroline Lynch

MSc PhD

Assistant Professor
Epidemiology

Room
G14a

LSHTM
Keppel Street
London
WC1E 7HT
United Kingdom

Tel.
0207 927 2909

A dynamic and practical epidemiologist with nearly 20 years’ experience leading, evaluating and influencing malaria control, maternal health and family planning programme across 30 countries. I have advanced technical knowledge, and analytical skills and act decisively in complex situations. Bringing energy, enthusiasm and humour to my work, I enjoy developing and contributing to supportive teams that achieve excellent results. 

I am PI for the LINK project that aims to strengthen decision-making among National Malaria Control Programmes in 13 high burden countries. This project is one in which we act as the nexus between implementation and research to facilitate evidence-based decision-making. I am also PI for the Maternal healthcare markets Evaluation Team (MET) which is conducting research on the private health sector’s role in delivering maternal health care. 

I trained as a parasitologist and epidemiologist, with specific interest in malaria control aving worked on malaria in fragile states for the last 18 years. My PhD work examined the impact of internal migration on malaria in Uganda and I continue to work on projects looking at the impact of migration on health. More recently, I have worked on National Malaria Strategic Plan Development, Monitoring & Evaluation and Operational Research throughout Sub-Saharan Africa and Asia. 

Affiliations

Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health
Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology

Centres

Malaria Centre
Centre for Maternal Adolescent Reproductive & Child Health (MARCH)

Teaching

I co-organise the Distance Learning module - Practical Epidemiology - since early 2017. 

Prior to that I co-organised and and taught on Designing Disease Control Programmes in Developing Countries which is a module aimed at giving students a realistic experience of working within a group to design and plan disease control including; how to undertake a situational analysis, theories of change, identifying underlying assumptions behind interventions, using evidence to guide programme design, understanding critical pathways and monitoring and evaluation.  I continue to teach Monitoring and Evaluation on this course and on the module for Sexually Transmitted Infections.

Research

Research Area
Conflict
Drug resistance
Infectious disease policy
Maternal health
Parasites
Public health
Disease control
Evaluation
Evidence use
Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
Global Health
Impact evaluation
Migration
Outbreaks
Implementation research
Spatial analysis
Discipline
Genetic epidemiology
Demography
Epidemiology
GIS/Spatial analysis
Operational research
Parasitology
Vector biology
Management
Disease and Health Conditions
Infectious disease
Malaria
Emerging Infectious Disease
Vector borne disease
Country
Burundi
Cote d'Ivoire
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Ethiopia
Ghana
India
Kenya
Liberia
Malawi
Nigeria
Papua New Guinea
Sudan
Solomon Islands
Sierra Leone
Somalia
South Sudan
Tajikistan
Timor-Leste
Tanzania
Uganda
Vanuatu
Zambia
Zimbabwe
Region
East Asia & Pacific (developing only)
Pacific island small states
South Asia
Sub-Saharan Africa (developing only)

Selected Publications

Interventions to improve district-level routine health data in low-income and middle-income countries: a systematic review
Lee J; Lynch CA; Hashiguchi LO; Snow RW; Herz ND; Webster J; Parkhurst J; Erondu NA
2021
BMJ Global Health
Further evidence needed to change policy for the safe and effective radical cure of vivax malaria: Insights from the 2019 annual APMEN Vivax Working Group meeting
Ruwanpura VSH; Nowak S; Gerth‐Guyette E; Theodora M; Dysoley L; Haile M; Peeters Grietens K; Price RN; Lynch CA; Thriemer K
2021
Asia & the Pacific Policy Studies
How useful are malaria risk maps at the country level? Perceptions of decision-makers in Kenya, Malawi and the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Ghilardi L; Okello G; Nyondo-Mipando L; Chirambo CM; Malongo F; Hoyt J; Lee J; Sedekia Y; Parkhurst J; Lines J
2020
Malar J
Evaluation of Senegal supply chain intervention on contraceptive stockouts using routine stock data.
Krug C; Cavallaro FL; Wong KLM; Gasparrini A; Faye A; Lynch CA
2020
PloS one
Understanding evidence use from a programmatic perspective: conceptual development and empirical insights from national malaria control programmes
Parkhurst J; Ghilardi L; Webster J; Hoyt J; Hill J; Lynch CA
2020
Evidence & Policy: A Journal of Research, Debate and Practice
Critical insights on the demographic concept of \"birth spacing\": locating Nef in family well-being, bodies, and relationships in Senegal.
Duclos D; Cavallaro FL; Ndoye T; Faye SL; Diallo I; Lynch CA; Diallo M; Faye A; Penn-Kekana L
2019
Sexual and Reproductive Health Matters
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