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Dr Lucy Pembrey

BSc MSc PhD

Assistant Professor
in Epidemiology

Room
Room G34, MSD, EPH

LSHTM
Keppel Street
London
WC1E 7HT
United Kingdom

Tel.
020 7958 8103

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).

Affiliations

Department of Medical Statistics
Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health

Teaching

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.

Research

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.

 

 

Research Area
Child health
Viruses
Discipline
Life-course epidemiology
Epidemiology
Disease and Health Conditions
Herpesviruses
Infectious disease
Allergy
Asthma
Country
Brazil
Ecuador
United Kingdom
New Zealand
Uganda
Region
European Union
Latin America & Caribbean (all income levels)
Sub-Saharan Africa (all income levels)

Selected Publications

The availability and use of diagnostic tests for the management of acute childhood infections in Europe: the protocol for a cross-sectional survey of paediatricians.
Dewez JE; Nijman RG; del Torso S; Grossman Z; Hadjipanayis A; Van Esso D; Bath D; Emonts M; Lim E; Miners A
2020
Respiratory syncytial virus in young children: community cohort study integrating serological surveys, questionnaire and electronic health records, Born in Bradford cohort, England, 2008 to 2013.
Zylbersztejn A; Pembrey L; Goldstein H; Berbers G; Schepp R; van der Klis F; Sande C; Mason D; Wright J; Smyth R
2020
Euro Surveill
Understanding asthma phenotypes: the World Asthma Phenotypes (WASP) international collaboration.
Pembrey L; Barreto ML; Douwes J; Cooper P; Henderson J; Mpairwe H; Ardura-Garcia C; Chico M; Brooks C; Cruz AA
2018
ERJ open research
Cytomegalovirus, Epstein-Barr virus and varicella zoster virus infection in the first two years of life: a cohort study in Bradford, UK.
Pembrey L; Waiblinger D; Griffiths P; Patel M; Azad R; Wright J
2017
BMC infectious diseases
Evidence of impact of maternal HIV infection on immunoglobulin levels in HIV-exposed uninfected children.
Bunders M; Pembrey L; Kuijpers T; Newell M-L
2010
AIDS research and human retroviruses
Genetic factors in mother-to-child transmission of HCV infection.
Bevilacqua E; Fabris A; Floreano P; Pembrey L; Newell M-L; Tovo P-A; Amoroso A; EPHN collaborators
2009
Virology
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