Dr Melissa Neuman
I am an epidemiologist based within the MRC Tropical Epidemiology Group at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, with a particular interest in understanding the community-level determinants of health and supporting the design and evaluation of social interventions to improve population health. As epidemiologist on the UNITAID-funded HIV Self-Testing Africa (STAR) Initiative, I was trial statistician for studies based in Southern Africa that evaluated community distribution of HIV self-testing and linkage to treatment or prevention following HIVST. I also provide statistical support for trials and observational studies on HIV and mental health based at the MRC/UVRI & LSHTM Uganda Research Unit.
I am co-chair of the Athena SWAN self-assessment team for the Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health.
I received my doctoral degree in Social Epidemiology from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, and my master’s degree in Urban Planning from Columbia University
I am module co-organizer for Statistics for Epidemiology and Population Health, and also teach in courses on Social Epidemiology, Statistical Methods for Epidemiology, and Advanced Statistical Methods for Epidemiology.