Dr Roberto Picetti


Assistant Professor
Environment & Health


Keppel Street
United Kingdom

I joined LSHTM in September 2014 after completing the MSc of Public Health (Environment and Health stream) at LSHTM.

I am currently a member of the Centre on Climate Change and Planetary Health.

I worked from 2017 to 2020 at the Clinical Trials Unit on data from trials involving the use of tranexamic acid to stop bleeding caused by traumas (e.g. WOMAN, TRAUMA-INTACT).

I worked from 2014 to 2017 at the NIHR Health Protection Research Unit at LSHTM. This unit is focused on Environmental Change and Health. In particular, I was involved in the project that was developing models for the quantification of current and future heat-related health burdens under alternative strategies of adaptation to climate and other environmental changes in the housing sector and the built environment.

I hold a PhD in Molecular and Cellular Biology from the University of Strasbourg. Before joining LSHTM, I mostly worked on models of drug abuse (psychostimulants and opioids) at The Scripps Research Institute in San Diego and The Rockefeller University in New York City.


Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health
Department of Population Health


Centre on Climate Change and Planetary Health


I am a Module Organiser of Statistic for Epidemiology (Distance learning programme), and a Practical Facilitator on several modules on the MSc in Epidemiology.


I have been working on these projects:
•    South Asian Nitrogen Hub (SANH).
•    Children, Cities and Climate (CCC).…
•    Pathfinder Initiative.…

Research Area
Climate change
Public health
Systematic reviews
Environmental Health
South Asia

Selected Publications

Nitrate and nitrite contamination in drinking water and cancer risk: A systematic review with meta-analysis.
Picetti R; Deeney M; Pastorino S; Miller MR; Shah A; Leon DA; Dangour AD; Green R
Environmental Research
Physiologically based modelling of tranexamic acid pharmacokinetics following intravenous, intramuscular, sub-cutaneous and oral administration in healthy volunteers.
Kane Z; Picetti R; Wilby A; Standing JF; Grassin-Delyle S; Roberts I; Shakur-Still H
European Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Pharmacokinetics of intramuscular tranexamic acid in bleeding trauma patients: a clinical trial.
Grassin-Delyle S; Shakur-Still H; Picetti R; Frimley L; Jarman H; Davenport R; McGuinness W; Moss P; Pott J; Tai N
British journal of anaesthesia
The WOMAN trial: clinical and contextual factors surrounding the deaths of 483 women following post-partum haemorrhage in developing countries.
Picetti R; Miller L; Shakur-Still H; Pepple T; Beaumont D; Balogun E; Asonganyi E; Chaudhri R; El-Sheikh M; Vwalika B
BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
The WOMAN Trial: Clinical and Contextual Factors Surrounding the Deaths of 483 Women Following Post-Partum Hemorrhage in Developing Countries
Picetti R; Miller L; Shakur-Still H; Pepple T; Beaumont D; Balogun E; Asonganyi E; Chaudhri R; El-Sheikh M; Vwalika B
Obstetrical & Gynecological Survey
The impact of home energy efficiency interventions and winter fuel payments on winter- and cold-related mortality and morbidity in England: a natural equipment mixed-methods study
Armstrong B; Bonnington O; Chalabi Z; Davies M; Doyle Y; Goodwin J; Green J; Hajat S; Hamilton I; Hutchinson E
Public Health Research
What concentration of tranexamic acid is needed to inhibit fibrinolysis? A systematic review of pharmacodynamics studies.
Picetti R; Shakur-Still H; Medcalf RL; Standing JF; Roberts I
Blood coagulation & fibrinolysis
Comparison of built environment adaptations to heat exposure and mortality during hot weather, West Midlands region, UK.
Taylor J; Wilkinson P; Picetti R; Symonds P; Heaviside C; Macintyre HL; Davies M; Mavrogianni A; Hutchinson E
Environment international
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