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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 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

Affiliations

Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health
Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology

Centres

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

Teaching

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. 

Research

Research Area
Complex interventions
Health inequalities
Social and structural determinants of health
Adolescent health
Behaviour change
Evaluation
Global Health
Impact evaluation
Implementation research
Randomised controlled trials
Discipline
Epidemiology
Social Sciences
Disease and Health Conditions
HIV/AIDS
Malnutrition
Mental health
Non-communicable diseases
Obesity
Region
South Asia
Sub-Saharan Africa (all income levels)

Selected Publications

Economic cost analysis of door-to-door community-based distribution of HIV self-test kits in Malawi, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
Mangenah C; Mwenge L; Sande L; Ahmed N; d'Elbée M; Chiwawa P; Chigwenah T; Kanema S; Mutseta MN; Nalubamba M
2019
Journal of the International AIDS Society
Challenges in measurement of linkage following HIV self-testing: examples from the STAR Project.
Neuman M; Taegtmeyer M; Hatzold K; Johnson CC; Weiss HA; Fielding K
2019
Journal of the International AIDS Society
Preferences for linkage to HIV care services following a reactive self-test: discrete choice experiments in Malawi and Zambia.
d'Elbée M; Indravudh PP; Mwenge L; Kumwenda MM; Simwinga M; Choko AT; Hensen B; Neuman M; Ong JJ; Sibanda EL
2018
AIDS (London, England)
A prediction model for neonatal mortality in low- and middle-income countries: an analysis of data from population surveillance sites in India, Nepal and Bangladesh.
Houweling TAJ; van Klaveren D; Das S; Azad K; Tripathy P; Manandhar D; Neuman M; de Jonge E; Been JV; Steyerberg E
2018
International journal of epidemiology
Increasing knowledge of HIV status and demand for antiretroviral therapy using community-based HIV self-testing in rural communities: a cluster randomised trial in Malawi
Indravudh P; Fielding K; Neuman M; Chilongosi R; Mkandawire P; Nyondo E; Nzawa R; Magombo L; Chalira D; Kumwenda M
2018
JOURNAL OF THE INTERNATIONAL AIDS SOCIETY
Costs of accessing HIV testing services among rural Malawi communities
Sande L; Maheswaran H; Mangenah C; Mwenge L; Indravudh P; Mkandawire P; Ahmed N; d’Elbee M; Johnson C; Hatzold K
2018
AIDS care
Does Community Distribution of HIV Self-test Kits Increase Uptake of HIV Testing at Population Level? Results of a Cluster-randomised Trial in Zambia
Tsamwa D; Handima N; Sigande L; Nalubamba M; Simwinga M; Mwinga A; Mwenge L; Hensen B; Mulubwa C; Johnson C
2018
AIDS RESEARCH AND HUMAN RETROVIRUSES
Dietary Diversity Is Positively Associated with Deviation from Expected Height in Rural Nepal.
Busert LK; Neuman M; Rehfuess EA; Dulal S; Harthan J; Chaube SS; Bhandari B; Costello H; Costello A; Manandhar DS
2016
The Journal of nutrition
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