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Dr Melissa Matz

MA MSPH PhD

Research Fellow
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LSHTM
Keppel Street
London
WC1E 7HT
United Kingdom

Tel.
020 7299 4729

Melissa completed her PhD in Epidemiology and Population Health at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine in 2017. Her thesis focused on the various factors that influence ovarian cancer survival world-wide. 

Prior to starting her PhD, Melissa graduated (2013) with an MSPH in Epidemiology from Emory University in Atlanta, GA, USA and worked for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Melissa also holds an MA in International Relations from the University of Denver (Colorado, US; 2009), where she worked with the Multi-Country Studies Unit at the World Health Organisation on the Study on Global Ageing and Adult Health (SAGE).

Affiliations

Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health
Department of Non-communicable Disease Epidemiology

Teaching

Melissa is one of the Module Organisers for Extended Epidemiology. In addition, she teaches on the Statistical Methods for Epidemiology (SME) module in Term 2 and the Cancer Survival short course in the Summer.

Research

Melissa is currently as Research Fellow in the Cancer Survival Group, where she works on the CONCORD programme. In addition to researching ovarian cancer survival, she works with the Asian cancer registries participating in the CONCORD programme

Research Area
Health inequalities
Inequalities
International comparisons
Discipline
Epidemiology
Disease and Health Conditions
Cancer
Region
OECD members
World

Selected Publications

Does the morphology of cutaneous melanoma help explain the international differences in survival? Results from 1,578,482 adults diagnosed during 2000-2014 in 59 countries (CONCORD-3).
Di Carlo V; Stiller CA; Eisemann N; Bordoni A; Matz M; Curado MP; Daubisse-Marliac L; Valkov M; Bulliard J-L; Morrison D
2022
The British journal of dermatology
Excess mortality among essential workers in England and Wales during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Matz M; Allemani C; van Tongeren M; Nafilyan V; Rhodes S; van Veldhoven K; Pembrey L; Coleman MP; Pearce N
2022
Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health
Survival from five common cancers in Georgia, 2015-2019 (CONCORD).
Matz M; Gamkrelidze A; Mebonia N; Kereselidze M; Kazanjan K; Zhizhilashvili S; Atun R; Coleman MP; Allemani C
2022
Cancer epidemiology
Is short-term survival from metastatic cutaneous melanoma improving? Results from 22 countries (CONCORD-3).
Di Carlo V; Matz M; Minicozzi P; Ssenyonga N; Coleman M; Allemani C
2021
Occupation and COVID-19 mortality in England: a national linked data study of 14.3 million adults.
Nafilyan V; Pawelek P; Ayoubkhani D; Rhodes S; Pembrey L; Matz M; Coleman M; Allemani C; Windsor-Shellard B; van Tongeren M
2021
Occupational and Environmental Medicine
World-wide trends in survival for children, adolescents and young adults (0-24 years) diagnosed with leukaemia during 2000-2014 in 61 countries (CONCORD-3).
Ssenyonga N; Di Carlo V; Girardi F; Matz M; Minicozzi P; Coleman M; Allemani C
2021
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