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Ona McCarthy

BA MSc

Research Fellow
of Epidemiology

Room
135

LSHTM
Keppel Street
London
WC1E 7HT
United Kingdom

Tel.
+44 (0)20 7927 2581

I am an epidemiologist in the Department of Population Health. I completed my BA at the University of Massachusetts (2001) where I studied Sociology and Psychology and MSc in Epidemiology at LSHTM (2005). I joined LSHTM in March of 2013.

Affiliations

Department of Population Health
Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health

Centres

Maternal, Adolescent, Reproductive & Child Health (MARCH)

Teaching

I teach on the Basic Epidemiology and Design & Analysis of Epidemiological Studies MSc modules and on the Introductory Course in Epidemiology and Medical Statistics and Adolescent Health in Low and Middle Income Countries short courses. I am a personal tutor on the Reproductive and Sexual Health Research MSc.

Research

My research interests include developing and evaluating interventions to improve sexual and reproductive health.

Research Area
Complex interventions
Public health
Sexual health
Adolescent health
Behaviour change
Mixed methods
Randomised controlled trials
Reproductive health
Discipline
Epidemiology
Psychology
Disease and Health Conditions
Sexually transmitted infection
Country
Bolivia
United Kingdom
Tajikistan
Region
Arab World
Europe & Central Asia (developing only)
Euro area
Latin America & Caribbean (developing only)

Selected Publications

A randomized controlled trial of an intervention delivered by mobile phone app instant messaging to increase the acceptability of effective contraception among young people in Tajikistan.
McCarthy, O. ; Ahamed, I. ; Kulaeva, F. ; Tokhirov, R. ; Saibov, S. ; Vandewiele, M. ; Standaert, S. ; Leurent, B. ; Edwards, P. ; Palmer, M. ; Free, C. ;
2018
Reprod Health
Development of an intervention delivered by mobile phone aimed at decreasing unintended pregnancy among young people in three lower middle income countries.
McCarthy, O.L. ; Wazwaz, O. ; Osorio Calderon, V. ; Jado, I. ; Saibov, S. ; Stavridis, A. ; López Gallardo, J. ; Tokhirov, R. ; Adada, S. ; Huaynoca, S. ; Makleff, S. ; Vandewiele, M. ; Standaert, S. ; Free, C. ;
2018
BMC Public Health
An Intervention Delivered by App Instant Messaging to Increase Acceptability and Use of Effective Contraception Among Young Women in Bolivia: Protocol of a Randomized Controlled Trial.
McCarthy, O.L. ; Osorio Calderon, V. ; Makleff, S. ; Huaynoca, S. ; Leurent, B. ; Edwards, P. ; Lopez Gallardo, J. ; Free, C. ;
2017
JMIR Res Protoc
Simple steps to develop trial follow-up procedures.
McCarthy, O. ; French, R.S. ; Roberts, I. ; Free, C. ;
2016
Trials
Safetxt: a pilot randomised controlled trial of an intervention delivered by mobile phone to increase safer sex behaviours in young people.
McCarthy, O.L. ; French, R.S. ; Baraitser, P. ; Roberts, I. ; Rathod, S.D. ; Devries, K. ; Bailey, J.V. ; Edwards, P. ; Wellings, K. ; Michie, S. ; Free, C. ;
2016
BMJ Open
Effect of a mobile phone-based intervention on post-abortion contraception: a randomized controlled trial in Cambodia.
Smith, C. ; Ngo, T.D. ; Gold, J. ; Edwards, P. ; Vannak, U. ; Sokhey, L. ; Machiyama, K. ; Slaymaker, E. ; Warnock, R. ; McCarthy, O. ; Free, C. ;
2015
Bull World Health Organ
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