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Dr Ona McCarthy

BA MSc PhD

Assistant Professor
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 where I studied Sociology and Psychology and MSc and PhD in Epidemiology at LSHTM. I joined LSHTM as a staff member in March 2013.

Affiliations

Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health
Department of Population Health

Centres

Maternal, Adolescent, Reproductive & Child Health (MARCH)

Teaching

I teach on the Basic Epidemiology and Study Design MSc modules and on the Introductory Course in Epidemiology and Medical Statistics and Adolescent Health in Low and Middle Income Countries short courses. I co-organise the Family Planning Programmes module and am a personal tutor on the Reproductive and Sexual Health Research MSc.

Research

My research interests include developing and evaluating interventions to improve young people's 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
2018
Reproductive health
Development of an intervention delivered by mobile phone aimed at decreasing unintended pregnancy among young people in three lower middle income countries.
McCarthy OL; Wazwaz O; Osorio Calderon V; Jado I; Saibov S; Stavridis A; López Gallardo J; Tokhirov R; Adada S; Huaynoca S
2018
BMC public health
Simple steps to develop trial follow-up procedures.
McCarthy O; French RS; 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 OL; French RS; Baraitser P; Roberts I; Rathod SD; Devries K; Bailey JV; Edwards P; Wellings K; Michie S
2016
BMJ open
What young people want from a sexual health website: design and development of sexunzipped.
McCarthy O; Carswell K; Murray E; Free C; Stevenson F; Bailey JV
2012
Journal of medical Internet research
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