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Lucy Paintain

BSc MSc

Assistant Professor
in Public Health Evaluation

Room
Room 441

LSHTM
Keppel Street
London
WC1E 7HT
United Kingdom

Tel.
+44 (0)207 927 2440

I graduated in 2002 from the University of Sheffield with a BSc in Biochemistry & Microbiology. I then made the move from molecular science into epidemiology and public health by studying for the MSc Control of Infectious Diseases at LSHTM.

Since completing my Masters in 2004, I have been involved in a number of different projects at the School, related to malaria and water and sanitation, and more recently visceral leishmaniasis. My interests are in delivery systems for disease control interventions, and monitoring and evaluation of their equity.

Affiliations

Faculty of Infectious and Tropical Diseases
Department of Disease Control

Centres

Centre for Evaluation
Malaria Centre
Maternal, Adolescent, Reproductive & Child Health (MARCH)

Teaching

I deliver lectures on the Epidemiology & Control of Malaria and Designing Disease Control Programs in Developing Countries in-house modules; I am also a seminar leader for the Applying Principles of Public Health in Developing Countries module. I am a personal tutor for the MSc Public Health for Development (PH4D) and MSc Control of Infectious Diseases (CID).

Research

Current projects include: Deputy Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) Lead for KalaCORE, a DfID-funded consortium for control and elimination of visceral leishmaniasis, supporting national eradication efforts and coordinating with control programmes in India, Bangladesh, Nepal, Ethiopia, Sudan and South Sudan; cost effectiveness evaluation of a private sector malaria prevention project in Ghana; multi-disciplinary evaluation of a community-based intervention to improve prompt & effective treatment of malaria in rural Senegal.

Other recent projects have included: cost effectiveness-evaluation of a national long-lasting insecticide-treated net (LLIN) "hang-up" campaign in Ghana; systematic literature review on community case management of malaria; systematic literature review on effectiveness of strategies strengthening national health service delivery to increase health service access in low income countries; investigation of quality improvement strategies for control of malaria in pregnancy in Kenya & Mali (as part of the Malaria in Pregnancy Consortium).

Research Area
Child health
Decision analysis
Economic evaluation
Health inequalities
Infectious disease policy
Public health
Systematic reviews
Disease control
Evaluation
Discipline
Economics
Epidemiology
Disease and Health Conditions
Infectious disease
Leishmaniasis
Malaria
Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs)
Country
Bangladesh
Ethiopia
Ghana
India
Nepal
Sudan
Senegal
South Sudan
Region
South Asia
Sub-Saharan Africa (developing only)

Selected Publications

Evaluation of a universal long-lasting insecticidal net (LLIN) distribution campaign in Ghana: cost effectiveness of distribution and hang-up activities.
Smith Paintain, L. ; Awini, E. ; Addei, S. ; Kukula, V. ; Nikoi, C. ; Sarpong, D. ; Kwesi Manyei, A. ; Yayemain, D. ; Rusamira, E. ; Agborson, J. ; Baffoe-Wilmot, A. ; Bart-Plange, C. ; Chatterjee, A. ; Gyapong, M. ; Mangham-Jefferies, L. ;
2014
Malar J
Community Health Workers and Stand-Alone or Integrated Case Management of Malaria: A Systematic Literature Review.
Smith Paintain, L.; Willey, B.; Kedenge, S.; Sharkey, A.; Kim, J.; Buj, V.; Webster, J.; Schellenberg, D.; Ngongo, N.;
2014
Am J Trop Med Hyg
Sustaining Fragile Gains: The Need to Maintain Coverage with Long-Lasting Insecticidal Nets for Malaria Control and Likely Implications of Not Doing So.
Paintain, L.S. ; Kolaczinski, J. ; Renshaw, M. ; Filler, S. ; Kilian, A. ; Webster, J. ; Lokko, K. ; Lynch, M. ;
2013
PLoS One
Intermittent Screening and Treatment versus Intermittent Preventive Treatment of Malaria in Pregnancy: Provider Knowledge and Acceptability.
Smith Paintain, L. ; Antwi, G.D. ; Jones, C. ; Amoako, E. ; Adjei, R.O. ; Afrah, N.A. ; Greenwood, B. ; Chandramohan, D. ; Tagbor, H. ; Webster, J. ;
2011
PLoS One
Intermittent screening and treatment versus intermittent preventive treatment of malaria in pregnancy: user acceptability.
Smith, L.A.; Jones, C.; Adjei, R.O.; Antwi, G.D.; Afrah, N.A.; Greenwood, B.; Chandramohan, D.; Tagbor, H.; Webster, J.;
2010
Malar J
From fever to anti-malarial: the treatment-seeking process in rural Senegal.
Smith, L.A.; Bruce, J.; Gueye, L.; Helou, A.; Diallo, R.; Gueye, B.; Jones, C.; Webster, J.;
2010
Malar J
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