Dr Andrea Rehman

BSc(Hons) PhD CStat CSci

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. 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.This trial is funded by the Medical Research Council of Norway and is currently recruiting participants.

I was 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 have previously been involved with a number of projects including supporting the Bioko Island Malaria Control Initiative, investigating the effect of Vitamin D supplementation on the hospitalisation rates of infants up to six months of age in Delhi, improving TB cure rates in Senegal by decentralising care, investigating the epidemiology of rotavirus in an urban slum in India and trying to improve child growth by giving fortified porridge to infants in Zambia in an RCT.

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

Selected Publications

Relationship between time to initiation of antiretroviral therapy and treatment outcomes: a cohort analysis of ART eligible adolescents in Zimbabwe.
Vogt, F. ; Rehman, A.M. ; Kranzer, K. ; Nyathi, M. ; Van Griensven, J. ; Dixon, M. ; Ndebele, W. ; Gunguwo, H. ; Colebunders, R. ; Ndlovu, M. ; Apollo, T. ; Ferrand, R.A. ;
J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr
Echocardiographic reference ranges in older children and adolescents in sub-Saharan Africa.
Majonga, E.D. ; Rehman, A.M. ; McHugh, G. ; Mujuru, H.A. ; Nathoo, K. ; Patel, M.S. ; Munyati, S. ; Odland, J.O. ; Kranzer, K. ; Kaski, J.P. ; Ferrand, R.A. ;
Int J Cardiol
Nutritional status is the major factor affecting grip strength of African HIV patients before and during antiretroviral treatment.
Filteau, S. ; PrayGod, G. ; Woodd, S.L. ; Friis, H. ; Heimburger, D.C. ; Koethe, J.R. ; Kelly, P. ; Kasonka, L. ; Rehman, A.M. ;
Trop Med Int Health
Effects on anthropometry and appetite of vitamins and minerals given in lipid nutritional supplements for malnourished HIV-infected adults referred for antiretroviral therapy: results from the NUSTART randomised controlled trial.
Rehman, A.M.; Woodd, S.; PrayGod, G.; Chisenga, M.; Siame, J.; Koethe, J.R.; Heimburger, D.C.; Kelly, P.; Friis, H.; Filteau, S.;
J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr
Effects of vitamin D supplementation in infancy on growth, bone parameters, body composition and gross motor development at age 3-6 years: follow-up of a randomized controlled trial.
Trilok-Kumar, G.; Kaur, M.; Rehman, A.M.; Arora, H.; Rajput, M.M.; Chugh, R.; Kurpad, A.; Sachdev, H.S.; Filteau, S.;
Int J Epidemiol
See all Dr Andrea Rehman's Publications