Dr Sujit Rathod


Assistant Professor
in Population Health


Keppel Street
United Kingdom

I completed my PhD in Epidemiology at the University of California, Berkeley, and my thesis was about the epidemiologic features of vaginal infections among reproductive-age women in South India. Prior to my PhD, I worked on epidemiologic studies in India and Zambia.

I completed my MSc in Control of Infectious Disease at LSHTM, where I discovered the wonders of the guinea worm.


Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health
Department of Population Health


Content Director, MSc Epidemiology

Module co-organizer, EPM101 Fundamentals of Epidemiology

Short course co-organiser, ICEMS@MRC-Gambia

PhD supervisor



Homeless Health Peer Advocacy (HHPA, PI Lucy Platt), a mixed methods evaluation of whether and how peer advocates affect use of hospital-based health are for people who are homeless in London. I developed and manage the quantitative evaluation component, a cohort study of 300 people.

Safe Inhalation Pipe Provision (SIPP, PI Magdalena Harris), a mixed methods evaluation of purpose-made pipe provision to people in 4 cities in England, and whether this provision affects pipe sharing and use of drug treatment services. I am helping to develop the quantitative evaluation, a before-and-after survey of people who use crack and access drug treatment services.


Programme for Improving Mental Health Care (PRIME, PI Vikram Patel), which integrated mental health care into the primary care sector in 5 low- and middle-income country districts (Ethiopia, India, Nepal, South Africa and Uganda) and evaluated its effects. I informed and coordinated the development of quantitative evaluation methods, worked with country partners to collect data, and led and supported analyses.

Community Health Survey (PI Benjamin Chi at the University of North Carolina in Zambia), a multi-round population-based cross-sectional survey which aimed to estimate the change in all-cause mortality associated with scale-up of antiretroviral therapy in Lusaka, Zambia. I joined this project towards the end of data collection, completed the primary analysis, and supported other secondary analyses.

Prerana Women's Health Initiative (PI Purnima Madhivanan, University of Arizona), a cohort study which followed up women in Mysore, India, and aimed to characterise the epidemiologic features of reproductive tract infections. I used data from this project for my PhD, which was about about the subset of RTIs known as vaginal infections (i.e. vulvovaginal candidiasis, trichomonas vaginalis, and bacterial vaginosis).

Samata Health Project (PI Suneeta Krishnan, BMGF-India), a cohort study which followed up women in two low-income areas of Bangalore, India, and aimed to identify risk factors for HIV infection. I managed the data team, and contributed to analyses.

Research Area
Complex interventions
Health inequalities
Primary care
Public health
Health services
Impact evaluation
Reproductive health
Substance use
Disease and Health Conditions
Infectious disease
Mental health
Sexually transmitted infection
United Kingdom
Sierra Leone
United States of America
South Africa
Europe & Central Asia (all income levels)
South Asia
Sub-Saharan Africa (all income levels)

Selected Publications

Peer advocacy and access to healthcare for people who are homeless in London, UK: a mixed method impact, economic and process evaluation protocol.
Rathod SD; Guise A; Annand PJ; Hosseini P; Williamson E; Miners A; Bowgett K; Burrows M; Aldridge RW; Luchenski S
BMJ open
Glycated haemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) for detection of diabetes mellitus and impaired fasting glucose in Malawi: a diagnostic accuracy study.
Rathod SD; Crampin AC; Musicha C; Kayuni N; Banda L; Saul J; McLean E; Branson K; Jaffar S; Nyirenda MJ
BMJ open
Detection and treatment initiation for depression and alcohol use disorders: facility-based cross-sectional studies in five low-income and middle-income country districts.
Rathod SD; Roberts T; Medhin G; Murhar V; Samudre S; Luitel NP; Selohilwe O; Ssebunnya J; Jordans MJD; Bhana A
BMJ open
Treatment Contact Coverage for Probable Depressive and Probable Alcohol Use Disorders in Four Low- and Middle-Income Country Districts: The PRIME Cross-Sectional Community Surveys.
Rathod SD; De Silva MJ; Ssebunnya J; Breuer E; Murhar V; Luitel NP; Medhin G; Kigozi F; Shidhaye R; Fekadu A
PloS one
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