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Dr Melissa Neuman

ScD MS

Assistant Professor
Epidemiology

Room
105a

LSHTM
Keppel Street
London
WC1E 7HT
United Kingdom

I am an Assistant Professor of Epidemiology at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and is also affiliated with the MRC Tropical Epidemiology Group.

At present, I am the epidemiologist supporting the HIV STAR (HIV Self Testing in AfRica) project, which will investigate the clinical performance of HIV oral-fluid self-tests, identify social harms associated with the introduction of self-tests, and test the effectiveness of different HIV self-test distribution methods in increasing recent testing rates and linkage to HIV-related care. This research will support the distribution of HIV self-tests in Zambia, Zimbabwe, and Malawi, as well as the development of WHO guidelines for policies promoting HIV self-testing worldwide.

My other areas of research interest include: the role of economic development and public policy in shaping health and health disparities; community-level determinants of health and health behaviours; and the social determinants of under- and over-nutrition in low and middle income settings. I hold a Doctor of Science degree from the Harvard School of Public Health and an MSc in urban planning from Columbia University. 

Affiliations

Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health
Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology

Centres

Centre for Evaluation
Centre for Global Chronic Conditions
Statistical Methodology
Health in Humanitarian Crises Centre

Research

Research Area
Complex interventions
Health inequalities
Social and structural determinants of health
Behaviour change
Global Health
Impact evaluation
Implementation research
Discipline
Development studies
Epidemiology
Social Sciences
Disease and Health Conditions
HIV/AIDS
Non-communicable diseases