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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

Medium-term effects of SARS-CoV-2 infection on multiple vital organs, exercise capacity, cognition, quality of life and mental health, post-hospital discharge.
Raman B; Cassar MP; Tunnicliffe EM; Filippini N; Griffanti L; Alfaro-Almagro F; Okell T; Sheerin F; Xie C; Mahmod M
2021
EClinicalMedicine
Small and sick newborn care during the COVID-19 pandemic: global survey and thematic analyses of healthcare providers' voices and experiences
Rao S; Minckas N; Medvedev M; Gathara D; YN P; Seifu Estifanos A; Silitonga AC; Jadaun AS; Adejuyigbe E; Brotherton H
2021
BMJ Global Health
Brazilian Maternal and Child Nutrition Consortium: establishment, data harmonization and basic characteristics.
Carrilho TRB; Farias DR; Batalha MA; Costa NCF; Rasmussen KM; Reichenheim ME; Ohuma EO; Hutcheon JA; Kac G; Brazilian Maternal and Child Nutrition Consortium
2020
Scientific reports
Performance of soluble fms-like tyrosine kinase-1-to-placental growth factor ratio of ≥85 for ruling in preeclampsia within 4 weeks.
Cerdeira AS; O'Sullivan J; Ohuma EO; James T; Papageorghiou AT; Knight M; Vatish M
2020
American journal of obstetrics and gynecology
Assessment of Sodium Knowledge and Urinary Sodium Excretion among Regions of the United Arab Emirates: A Cross-Sectional Study.
Jarrar AH; Stojanovska L; Apostolopoulos V; Cheikh Ismail L; Feehan J; Ohuma EO; Ahmad AZ; Alnoaimi AA; Al Khaili LS; Allowch NH
2020
Nutrients
Fetal growth velocity standards from the Fetal Growth Longitudinal Study of the INTERGROWTH-21<sup>st</sup> Project.
Ohuma EO; Villar J; Feng Y; Xiao L; Salomon L; Barros FC; Cheikh Ismail L; Stones W; Jaffer Y; Oberto M
2020
American journal of obstetrics and gynecology
International values for haemoglobin distributions in healthy pregnant women.
Ohuma EO; Young MF; Martorell R; Ismail LC; Peña-Rosas JP; Purwar M; Garcia-Casal MN; Gravett MG; de Onis M; Wu Q
2020
EClinicalMedicine
Agreement between self-reported pre-pregnancy weight and measured first-trimester weight in Brazilian women.
Rangel Bousquet Carrilho T; M Rasmussen K; Rodrigues Farias D; Freitas Costa NC; Araújo Batalha M; E Reichenheim M; O Ohuma E; Hutcheon JA; Kac G; Brazilian Maternal and Child Nutrition Consortium
2020
BMC pregnancy and childbirth
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