Dr Andrea Rehman

BSc(Hons) PhD CStat

Assistant Professor
in Medical Statistics


Keppel Street
United Kingdom

+44 (0)20 7927 2132

I have been working in the MRC Tropical Epidemiology Group within the Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology at LSHTM since July 2005.  I completed a PhD in statistics at the University of Strathclyde and an undergraduate degree in statistics at the University of Canterbury.


Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health
Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology


Maternal, Adolescent, Reproductive & Child Health (MARCH)


I teach on the in-house Msc courses Statistics for Epidemiology and Population Health (STEPH) and Advanced Statistical Methods in Epidemiology (ASME). I co-organise the summer projects for the distance learning (DL) Epidemiology MSc.


My research interests are in child and adolescent health and nutrition. In my future work, I am interested in determining how growth impacts on the life course, particularly in resource limited settings.

I am  lead statistician for the BREATHE trial in Zimbabwe and Malawi investigating the use of azithromycin for the treatment of chronic lung disease in HIV-infected adolescents, funded by the Medical Research Council of Norway.

I currently have two Zimbabwean doctoral students seeking to determine how perinatal HIV infection affects bone health in adolescents and pre-menopausal women. I have a part-time doctoral student who is quantifying maternal infections and I support one other doctoral student who is seeking to determine if there are differences in cognition and the brain structure of children born uninfected to women living with HIV compared to children unexposed to HIV.

Some highlights of my career so far have been as lead statistician for the NUSTART (nutritional support for adults starting antiretroviral therapy) trial in Tanzania and Zambia which  investigated the effect of nutritional supplements for malnourished HIV patients on mortality. I was also lead statistician for the cluster randomised trial of intermittent preventive therapy for the control of malaria in Ugandan school children. I  supported the Bioko Island Malaria Control Initiative, investigated the effect of Vitamin D supplementation on the hospitalisation rates of infants up to six months of age in Delhi, ishowed that TB cure rates could be mproved in Senegal by decentralising care, and investigated the epidemiology of rotavirus in an urban slum in India.

Research Area
Child health
Clinical trials
Adolescent health
Randomised controlled trials
Disease and Health Conditions
Infectious disease
Sub-Saharan Africa (developing only)

Selected Publications

Incidence and progression of echocardiographic abnormalities in HIV-infected older children and adolescents taking antiretroviral therapy: A prospective cohort study
Majonga ED; Rehman AM; McHugh G; Mujuru HA; Nathoo K; Odland JO; Ferrand R; Kaski JP
Clinical Infectious Diseases
Neurodevelopment of HIV-exposed uninfected children in South Africa: outcomes from an observational birth cohort study
Wedderburn CJ; Yeung S; Rehman AM; Stadler JAM; Nhapi RT; Barnett W; Myer L; Gibb DM; Zar HJ; Stein DJ
The Lancet Child & Adolescent Health
Azithromycin versus placebo for the treatment of HIV-associated chronic lung disease in children and adolescents (BREATHE trial): study protocol for a randomised controlled trial.
Gonzalez-Martinez C; Kranzer K; McHugh G; Corbett EL; Mujuru H; Nicol MP; Rowland-Jones S; Rehman AM; Gutteberg TJ; Flaegstad T
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