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Dr Christopher Rentsch

MPH PhD

Research Fellow
of Pharmacoepidemiology

Room
249

LSHTM
Keppel Street
London
WC1E 7HT
United Kingdom

Tel.
7943

Christopher received his MPH in Global Epidemiology from Emory University in 2011 and his PhD in Epidemiology & Population Health from LSHTM in 2018.

He was also awarded a Postgraduate Diploma in Advanced Quantitative Research Methods with Distinction from LSHTM in 2017. 

Affiliations

Department of Non-communicable Disease Epidemiology
Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health

Teaching

Christopher is a co-organiser for the Practical Pharmacoepidemiology short course at LSHTM. He also teaches Advanced Statistical Methods in Epidemiology as a distance learning tutor. 

At Emory University School of Medicine, he developed and led practicals for a short course on an introduction to epidemiology and biostatistics. He has also guest lectured on methods in HIV epidemiology and SAS programming at the Rollins School of Public Health.

Research

As an active member of EHR Research Groups at LSHTM and Yale University, Christopher performs methodological and applied pharmacoepidemiological research using some of the largest EHR-based clinical and genetic cohorts in the world today.

In his current role at LSHTM, Christopher is harnessing UK Biobank and eHealth linkage to quantify risks, explore mechanisms, and determine treatment impacts between glycaemia and chronic disease across the full glycaemic spectrum.

At Yale, Christopher leads numerous investigations using multiple cohorts based on EHR and genetic data in the Veterans Health Administration, including the Million Veteran Program, Veteran Birth Cohort, and Veterans Aging Cohort Study. He is co-Chair and epidemiologic lead of the Polypharmacy and Antiviral Working Groups.

Publications

Research Area
Ageing
Human genetics
Pharmacovigilance
Statistical methods
Vaccines
Alcohol
Electronic health records
Substance use
Discipline
Pharmacoepidemiology
Epidemiology
Genetics
Statistics
Disease and Health Conditions
HIV/AIDS
Infectious disease
Non-communicable diseases
Region
World

Selected Publications

Polypharmacy in HIV: recent insights and future directions.
Edelman EJ; Rentsch CT; Justice AC
2019
Current Opinion in HIV and AIDS
Patterns and Correlates of Prescription Opioid Receipt Among US Veterans: A National, 18-Year Observational Cohort Study
Rentsch CT; Edelman EJ; Justice AC; Marshall BDL; Xu K; Smith AH; Crystal S; Gaither JR; Gordon AJ; Smith RV
2019
AIDS and Behavior
Polypharmacy, Hazardous Alcohol and Illicit Substance Use, and Serious Falls Among PLWH and Uninfected Comparators.
Womack JA; Murphy TE; Rentsch CT; Tate JP; Bathulapalli H; Smith AC; Bates J; Jarad S; Gibert CL; Rodriguez-Barradas MC
2019
Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes
Provider verification of electronic health record receipt and nonreceipt of direct-acting antivirals for the treatment of hepatitis C virus infection.
Rentsch CT; Cartwright EJ; Gandhi NR; Brown ST; Rodriguez-Barradas MC; Goetz MB; Marconi VC; Gibert CL; Re VL; Fiellin DA
2018
Annals of epidemiology
Impact of linkage quality on inferences drawn from analyses using data with high rates of linkage errors in rural Tanzania.
Rentsch CT; Harron K; Urassa M; Todd J; Reniers G; Zaba B
2018
BMC medical research methodology
Non-disclosure of HIV testing history in population-based surveys: implications for estimating a UNAIDS 90-90-90 target
Rentsch CT; Reniers G; Machemba R; Slaymaker E; Marston M; Wringe A; Eaton JW; Gourlay A; Rice B; Kabudula CW
2018
GLOBAL HEALTH ACTION
Medical Intensive Care Unit Admission Among Patients With and Without HIV, Hepatitis C Virus, and Alcohol-Related Diagnoses in the United States: A National, Retrospective Cohort Study, 1997-2014.
Rentsch CT; Tate JP; Steel T; Butt AA; Gibert CL; Huang L; Pisani M; Soo Hoo GW; Crystal S; Rodriguez-Barradas MC
2018
Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes
Point-of-contact Interactive Record Linkage (PIRL): A software tool to prospectively link demographic surveillance and health facility data.
Rentsch CT; Kabudula CW; Catlett J; Beckles D; Machemba R; Mtenga B; Masilela N; Michael D; Natalis R; Urassa M
2017
Gates Open Research
Point-of-contact interactive record linkage (PIRL) between demographic surveillance and health facility data in rural Tanzania.
Rentsch CT; Reniers G; Kabudula C; Machemba R; Mtenga B; Harron K; Mee P; Michael D; Natalis R; Urassa M
2017
International Journal of Population Data Science
Baseline, Time-Updated, and Cumulative HIV Care Metrics for Predicting Acute Myocardial Infarction and All-Cause Mortality.
Salinas JL; Rentsch C; Marconi VC; Tate J; Budoff M; Butt AA; Freiberg MS; Gibert CL; Goetz MB; Leaf D
2016
Clinical infectious diseases
Alcohol-Related Diagnoses and All-Cause Hospitalization Among HIV-Infected and Uninfected Patients: A Longitudinal Analysis of United States Veterans from 1997 to 2011.
Rentsch C; Tate JP; Akgün KM; Crystal S; Wang KH; Ryan Greysen S; Wang EA; Bryant KJ; Fiellin DA; Justice AC
2015
AIDS and behavior
Combining epidemiologic and biostatistical tools to enhance variable selection in HIV cohort analyses.
Rentsch C; Bebu I; Guest JL; Rimland D; Agan BK; Marconi V
2014
PloS one
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