Dr Lucy Pembrey
BSc MSc PhD
I am an epidemiologist with research interests in childhood infections, asthma and allergic disease, based in the Department of Medical Statistics at LSHTM since 2016. I joined LSHTM in 2008 to work in the Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology on a Wellcome funded project on herpesvirus infections in early childhood. Before that, I worked at the UCL Institute of Child Health on mother-to-child transmission of hepatitis C virus. During my time at ICH I completed an MSc in Epidemiology at LSHTM (2000) and my PhD (2006).
I am co-module organiser for EPM105 'Writing and Reviewing Epidemiological Papers', one of the core modules of the Distance Learning Epidemiology course, and a member of the DL Epidemiology Exam Board. I also teach on the in-house Extended Epidemiology module and Epidemiology of Non-Communicable Diseases module and I am a tutor for MSc Epidemiology.
Since 2016, I have co-ordinated the World Asthma Phenotypes Study involving five centres around the world. I have worked with the Born in Bradford (BiB) birth cohort study since 2008, including the BiB Allergy and Infection study to investigate the effect of early herpesvirus infections on the risk of allergic disease in children. I have recently led an NIHR-funded study to investigate the long-term impacts of pre-incision antibiotics for caesarean section on the risk of asthma and allergic disease in children, using the Born in Bradford data.