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Dr Brian Rice

BSc MSc PhD

Associate Professor
& Deputy Director of the Measurement and Surveillance of HIV Epidemics (MeSH) Consortium

Room
231

LSHTM
15-17 Tavistock Place
London
WC1H 9SH
United Kingdom

Tel.
+44 (0) 20 7927 2567

I am an Epidemiologist specialising in surveillance methodology and the use of routinely collected data. Over the past 20 years, in a number of different settings, I have designed, implemented and supported methods to attain accessible, timely, and reliable data to better inform HIV prevention and treatment interventions. I believe routinely collected community, laboratory and clinic data present a low cost, robust and timely tool to not only monitor our response to national HIV epidemics but also play a direct role in reducing incidence, promoting prompt diagnoses, and ensuring HIV care is optimal for all.  

As an Associate Professor at the school, I sit on a number of national and international panels / advisory groups focusing on maximising the potential of HIV data. As the deputy director of the Measurement and Surveillance of HIV epidemics (MeSH) and the Sustainable Development Goals Health and Wellbeing (SDG-HaW) consortia, I collaborate with an array of fantastic partners in southern Africa that share my goal of providing high-quality information on key outcomes in relevant populations, to support resource allocation and realignment. Previous roles I have had include HIV Epidemiologist at the Africa Centre for Health and Population Studies in South Africa, and Principal HIV Scientist at Public Health England. 

In addition to the collection and use of routine data, I also advocate for social mobility within education / science / academia, and the consideration of socioeconomic class in activities promoting equality and diversity. Having left school aged sixteen with few qualifications, I applied for a university education following seven years of combined full-time work and night classes. Some thirty years later I remain surprised by how people from less privileged backgrounds appear to be underrepresented in science / academia. Like HIV data, an area requiring improvement.  

Affiliations

Department of Public Health, Environments and Society
Faculty of Public Health and Policy

Centres

Centre for Evaluation
TB Centre

Teaching

At the school, I am involved with the Global Health Policy distance learning programme and the Principles and Practice of Public Health module.

Research

I have conducted research on the changing trends of HIV infection in the UK, Europe, and South Africa, and in developing methods for accurately describing risk of HIV infection among migrant groups. In addition to HIV, I have published research focusing on tuberculosis and Hepatitis C.

Research Area
Clinical databases
Health services research
Health systems
Risk
Surveillance
Disease control
Electronic health records
Evaluation
Migration
Discipline
Epidemiology
Disease and Health Conditions
HIV/AIDS
Tuberculosis
Hepatitis
Country
Australia
Brazil
Botswana
Canada
Chile
United Kingdom
Kenya
Malawi
Tanzania
South Africa
Zambia
Zimbabwe
Region
Europe & Central Asia (all income levels)
Euro area
Sub-Saharan Africa (all income levels)

Selected Publications

Outcomes After Being Lost to Follow-up Differ for Pregnant and Postpartum Women When Compared With the General HIV Treatment Population in Rural South Africa.
Etoori D; Gomez-Olive FX; Reniers G; Rice B; Renju J; Kabudula CW; Wringe A
2020
JAIDS-JOURNAL OF ACQUIRED IMMUNE DEFICIENCY SYNDROMES
Misreporting of Patient Outcomes in the South African National HIV Treatment Database: Consequences for Programme Planning, Monitoring, and Evaluation.
Etoori D; Wringe A; Kabudula CW; Renju J; Rice B; Gomez-Olive FX; Reniers G
2020
FRONTIERS IN PUBLIC HEALTH
Estimating the Population Size of Female Sex Workers in Zimbabwe: Comparison of Estimates Obtained Using Different Methods in Twenty Sites and Development of a National-Level Estimate.
Fearon E; Chabata ST; Magutshwa S; Ndori-Mharadze T; Musemburi S; Chidawanyika H; Masendeke A; Napierala S; Gonese E; Herman Roloff A
2020
JAIDS-JOURNAL OF ACQUIRED IMMUNE DEFICIENCY SYNDROMES
Characterizing a Leak in the HIV Care Cascade: Assessing Linkage Between HIV Testing and Care in Tanzania
Harklerode R; Todd J; de Wit M; Beard J; Urassa M; Machemba R; Maduhu B; Hargreaves J; Somi G; Rice B
2020
Frontiers in Public Health
The impact of HIV status on the distance traveled to health facilities and adherence to care. A record-linkage study from rural South Africa.
Mee P; Rice B; Kabudula CW; Tollman SM; Gómez-Olivé FX; Reniers G
2020
Journal of global health
Influence of evolving HIV treatment guidance on CD4 counts and viral load monitoring: A mixed-methods study in three African countries.
Renju J; Rice B; Songo J; Hassan F; Chimukuche RS; McLean E; Kalua T; Kajoka D; Geubbels E; Moshabela M
2020
GLOBAL PUBLIC HEALTH
High variability in the measurement of HIV primary prevention activities and outcomes.
Sekimitsu S; DePasse J; Morrison M; Mahy M; Rice B; Earle K; Daley K; Larson J; Carter A; Garnett GP
2020
JOURNAL OF THE INTERNATIONAL AIDS SOCIETY
RECENT HIV INFECTION SURVEILLANCE IN ROUTINE HIV TESTING IN NAIROBI, KENYA: A FEASIBILITY STUDY.
Welty S; Motoku J; Muriithi C; Rice B; de Wit M; Ashanda B; Waruiru W; Mirjahangir J; Kingwara L; Bauer R
2020
Journal of acquired immune deficiency syndromes (1999)
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