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Professor Punam Mangtani

Professor
Clinical, in Epidemiology

Room
111

LSHTM
Keppel Street
London
WC1E 7HT
United Kingdom

Tel.
+44 (0)20 7927 2057

I joined the school on an MRC training fellowship after completing an MSc in epidemiology here. As a lecturer here I received a Wellcome Trust Valuing People award. Prior to this I was a lecturer in General Practice and had also worked at the Public Health England (formerly the Health Protection Agency).

I have a research background that includes the epidemiology of influenza and other vaccine-preventable infections. I am an honorary consultant at Public Health England. I am also a member of the pneumococcal subcommittee of the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation and have been a member of WHO's Global Advisory Committee on Vaccine Safety.

Affiliations

Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health
Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology

Centres

Tuberculosis (TB) Centre
Vaccine Centre

Teaching

I am a faculty research degrees director. I was until recently one of the course directors for MSc Epidemiology (face-to-face). I teach on a number of courses at the School including short courses in epidemiology and the epidemiological evaluation of vaccines each summer.

Research

My main research areas of interest are the epidemiology of vaccine preventable diseases, mainly influenza, pneumonia, TB, hepatitis and more recently spill-over zoonotic infections. My recent work has been on the effectiveness of BCG and influenza vaccines and on vaccine safety in pregnancy. I led work on assessing factors affecting the efficacy of BCG vaccine and duration of protection of BCG. I currently work on a seroepidemiological study of human brucella in India, a similar multi-centre study in West Africa and lead on the human aspects of transmission and control of avian influenza and MersCoV.

I am interested in and have experience of interdisciplinary research to consider and respond to issues that are multifaceted e.g. an appreciation of the role of economics in the control of vaccine preventable diseases, the role of nutritional changes and cancer with migration and currently one-health approaches with veterinary and social sciences on drivers for, as well as the control and prevention of zoonotic infections. 

Research Area
Bacteria
Vaccines
Viruses
Immunisation
Discipline
Immunoepidemiology
Epidemiology
Disease and Health Conditions
Infectious disease
Pandemic diseases
Tuberculosis
Emerging Infectious Disease
Influenza
Respiratory disease
Zoonotic disease
Country
Bangladesh
United Kingdom
India
Jordan
Senegal
Region
European Union
Middle East & North Africa (all income levels)
South Asia
Sub-Saharan Africa (developing only)

Selected Publications

Evaluation of Potential Risk of Transmission of Avian Influenza A Viruses at Live Bird Markets in Response to Unusual Crow Die-offs in Bangladesh
Rahman M; Mangtani P; Uyeki TM; Cardwell JM; Torremorell M; Islam A; Samad MA; Muraduzzaman AKM; Giasuddin MD; Sarkar S
2020
Influenza and other respiratory viruses
Brucellosis in dairy herds: a public health concern in the milk supply chains of West and Central Africa.
Musallam I; Ndour AP; Yempabou D; Crystella Ngong C-A; Fotsac Dzousse M; Mouiche-Mouliom M-M; Kameni Feussom JM; Bosco Ntirandekura J; Ntakirutimana D; Fane A
2019
Acta tropica
Effectiveness of BCG vaccination against Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection in adults: a cross-sectional analysis of a UK-based cohort
Mangtani P; Jackson C; Southern J; Gupta RK; Drobniewski F; Lipman M; Mangtani P; Abubakar I
2019
Journal of Infectious Diseases
A DYNAMIC MODEL OF BOVINE BRUCELLOSIS IN PUNJAB, INDIA
Holt HR; Walker M; Beauvais W; Kaur P; Bedi JS; McGiven J; Sharma NS; Gill JPS; Mangtani P; Guitian J
2019
TRANSACTIONS OF THE ROYAL SOCIETY OF TROPICAL MEDICINE AND HYGIENE
A CASE CONTROL STUDY OF SOCIAL DETERMINANTS OF TUBERCULOSIS RISK IN WHITE UK-BORN ADULTS IN ENGLAND
Djomo PN; Rodrigues LC; Smith PG; Abubakar I; Mangtani P
2019
JOURNAL OF EPIDEMIOLOGY AND COMMUNITY HEALTH
POULTRY VALUE CHAINS SHAPING AVIAN INFLUENZA VIRAL TRANSMISSION IN BANGLADESH
Fournie G; Hoque A; Barnett T; Biswas P; Giasuddin M; Henning J; Mangtani P; Flora M; Debnath N; Pfeiffer DU
2019
TRANSACTIONS OF THE ROYAL SOCIETY OF TROPICAL MEDICINE AND HYGIENE
Vaccine Safety Surveillance in Pregnancy Using Gaia Definitions for Neonatal Conditions: A Feasibility Assessment in Low- and Middle-Income Countries
Stuurman AL; Riera M; Lamprianou S; Perez-Vilar S; Anderson SA; Mangtani P; Devlieger H; Verstraeten T; Zuber P; Maure CG
2018
DRUG SAFETY
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