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Dr Eric Ohuma

BSc MSc DPhil CStat

Associate Professor
of Medical Statistics

Room
103

LSHTM
Keppel Street
London
WC1E 7HT
United Kingdom

Before joining NEST360, Eric was a Child Growth & Development Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for Global Child Health (SickKids) - Canada. Previous to this, he was at the University of Oxford as the Lead Statistician of the INTERGROWTH-21st Project, an international multi-centre project that resulted in some key publications i.e., the international standards for pregnancy dating, standards for monitoring fetal size during pregnancy, neonatal size at birth, postnatal standards for monitoring preterms, and gestational weight gain standards among others. The international growth standards are currently used in several hospitals/countries and have contributed to changes in clinical practise. Whilst at the University of Oxford, Eric was also the module organiser and lecturer for Epidemiology & Statistics for the MSc in International Health and Tropical Medicine. He also worked at the Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI)/Wellcome Trust Research Centre as a Medical Statistician.  

Eric has published >100 peer-reviewed papers. He holds a DPhil (PhD) in ‘Statistical issues in the study of fetal and neonatal growth’ from the University of Oxford (UK), an MSc in Medical Statistics from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (UK), and a BSc in Applied Statistics from Maseno University (Kenya).

Affiliations

Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology
Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health

Centres

Centre for Maternal Adolescent Reproductive & Child Health (MARCH)

Teaching

Eric is one of the module organisers and lecturer for Statistical Methods in Epidemiology. He is also a tutor on the Design and Analysis of Epidemiological Studies module for the distance learning MSc in Clinical Trials. Supervising MSc and PhD students.

Research

Eric joined LSHTM in March 2020 as an Associate Professor and Statistical lead for NEST360 program. He is leading on the complex evaluation of mortality and health systems analyses to improve the care of small and sick newborns. His research interests are in statistical and methodological approaches for child growth and development, clinical prediction modelling, and impact evaluation of complex interventions.

Research Area
Child health
Complex interventions
Health services research
Health systems
Maternal health
Perinatal health
Statistical methods
Capacity strengthening
Global Health
Methodology
Neonatal health
Discipline
Life-course epidemiology
Epidemiology
Statistics
Country
Brazil
China
United Kingdom
India
Italy
Kenya
Malawi
Nigeria
Oman
Tanzania
United States of America
Region
Least developed countries: UN classification
Sub-Saharan Africa (developing only)

Selected Publications

Study protocol for UNICEF and WHO estimates of global, regional, and national low birthweight prevalence for 2000 to 2020
Krasevec J; Blencowe H; Coffey C; Okwaraji YB; Estevez D; Stevens GA; Ohuma EO; Conkle J; Gatica-Domínguez G; Bradley E
2022
Gates Open Research
Effect of maternal vitamin D supplementation on nasal pneumococcal acquisition, carriage dynamics and carriage density in infants in Dhaka, Bangladesh
Taghivand M; Pell LG; Rahman MZ; Mahmud AA; Ohuma EO; Pullangyeum EM; Ahmed T; Hamer DH; Zlotkin SH; Gubbay JB
2022
BMC infectious diseases
Pathways between caregiver body mass index, the home environment, child nutritional status, and development in children with severe acute malnutrition in Malawi.
Daniel AI; Bwanali M; Ohuma EO; Bourdon C; Gladstone M; Potani I; Mbale E; Voskuijl W; van den Heuvel M; Bandsma RHJ
2021
PloS one
Study protocol for WHO and UNICEF estimates of global, regional, and national preterm birth rates for 2010 to 2019.
De Costa A; Moller A-B; Blencowe H; Johansson EW; Hussain-Alkhateeb L; Ohuma EO; Okwaraji YB; Cresswell J; Requejo JH; Bahl R
2021
PLoS One
Association Between Sarcomeric Variants in Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy and Myocardial Oxygenation: Insights From a Novel Oxygen-Sensitive Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance Approach.
Raman B; Tunnicliffe EM; Chan K; Ariga R; Hundertmark M; Ohuma EO; Sivalokanathan S; Tan YJG; Mahmod M; Hess AT
2021
Circulation
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