Dr Christopher Rentsch
I am an epidemiologist specialising in the use of electronic health records, with a focus on creating real-world evidence for the safety and effectiveness of medications.
I completed a PhD at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine in 2018. The PhD developed and implemented a probabilistic record linkage algorithm and software to link demographic surveillance with health records to measure patterns of HIV service utilisation in Tanzania.
Alongside a PhD, I was awarded a Postgraduate Diploma in Advanced Quantitative Research Methods with Distinction.
I hold an MPH in Global Epidemiology from Emory University, and a BA in Sociology from The Ohio State University.
I organise and lecture on a suite of pharmacoepidemiology short courses at LSHTM:
In my roles within the Electronic Health Records (EHR) Research Group at LSHTM and the Veterans Aging Cohort Study (VACS) at Yale University, I perform epidemiological and pharmacoepidemiological research using some of the largest clinical and genetic cohorts in the world today. In 2021, I received the Emerging Leader Award from the International Society for Pharmacoepidemiology.