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Shefali Oza

BSc MSc PhD

Research Fellow
of Epidemiology

Room
K103

LSHTM
Keppel Street
London
WC1E 7HT
United Kingdom

My work is devoted to giving everyone the opportunity to lead a healthy and meaningful life.

I work in the fields of epidemiology and global health.  This has included both statistical analyses while in the US and UK, and health systems / implementation work in Nepal, India, South Africa, and Sierra Leone.  I have also worked on disease outbreaks, including COVID-19, Ebola, and cholera.  I received a PhD (2019) and MSc (2009) in epidemiology from LSHTM, and S.B.s (2004) in Physics and Anthropology from MIT. 

Since April 2020, I have been focused on my temporary role as Deputy Director of Data and Design for the Massachusetts COVID-19 contact tracing program. 

Affiliations

Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology
Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health

Centres

Centre for Maternal Adolescent Reproductive & Child Health (MARCH)
Health in Humanitarian Crises Centre

Teaching

I am a tutor on EPM301: Epidemiology of Communicable Diseases.  I have also contributed to the "Ebola in context: understanding transmission, response, and control" and "Improving health of women, children, and adolescents: from evidence to action" MOOCs. 

Research

Research Area
Child health
Perinatal health
Statistical methods
Bayesian Analysis
Disease control
Electronic health records
Global Health
Methodology
Neonatal health
Outbreaks
Modelling
Discipline
Epidemiology
Operational research
Statistics
Disease and Health Conditions
Infectious disease
Emerging Infectious Disease
Non-communicable diseases
Coronavirus
Ebola
Region
World

Selected Publications

Improving health information systems during an emergency: lessons and recommendations from an Ebola treatment centre in Sierra Leone.
Oza S; Wing K; Sesay AA; Boufkhed S; Houlihan C; Vandi L; Sebba SC; McGowan CR; Cummings R; Checchi F
2019
BMC MEDICAL INFORMATICS AND DECISION MAKING
Surviving Ebola: A historical cohort study of Ebola mortality and survival in Sierra Leone 2014-2015.
Wing K; Oza S; Houlihan C; Glynn JR; Irvine S; Warrell CE; Simpson AJH; Boufkhed S; Sesay A; Vandi L
2018
PloS one
Development and Deployment of the OpenMRS-Ebola Electronic Health Record System for an Ebola Treatment Center in Sierra Leone.
Oza S; Jazayeri D; Teich JM; Ball E; Nankubuge PA; Rwebembera J; Wing K; Sesay AA; Kanter AS; Ramos GD
2017
Journal of medical Internet research
Symptom- and Laboratory-Based Ebola Risk Scores to Differentiate Likely Ebola Infections.
Oza S; Sesay AA; Russell NJ; Wing K; Boufkhed S; Vandi L; Sebba SC; Cummings R; Checchi F
2017
Emerging infectious diseases
Every Newborn: progress, priorities, and potential beyond survival.
Lawn JE; Blencowe H; Oza S; You D; Lee ACC; Waiswa P; Lalli M; Bhutta Z; Barros AJD; Christian P
2014
Lancet
Neonatal cause-of-death estimates for the early and late neonatal periods for 194 countries: 2000-2013.
Oza S; Lawn JE; Hogan DR; Mathers C; Cousens SN
2014
Bulletin of the World Health Organization
Improving child survival through environmental and nutritional interventions: the importance of targeting interventions toward the poor.
Gakidou E; Oza S; Vidal Fuertes C; Li AY; Lee DK; Sousa A; Hogan MC; Vander Hoorn S; Ezzati M
2007
JAMA
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