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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

Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology
Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health

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

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
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
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)
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
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
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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