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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. I have conducted research on the changing trends of HIV infection in the UK, Europe, and Southern Africa. I have also developed methods for accurately describing risk of HIV infection among migrant groups in the UK and Europe.

My PhD, entitled "How is the epidemiology of heterosexually-acquired HIV infection evolving, particularly among black Africans, in England, Wales and Northern Ireland?" was awarded by City University London.

On leaving school aged 16, with pretty well no qualifications and at the very peak of unemployment, I joined a government work training scheme. Although politically dubious, the scheme opened up (through payment) the world of night school - seven years of combined work and night classes presented me with the key to apply for a university education.

Between 1986 and 2000 I was employed within Local Authorities and the National Health Service in the UK, I was awarded a BSc in Earth & Life sciences, I won a national dissertation prize, and I travelled and worked in South-East Asia, Australia and New Zealand.

After completing my MSc in Environmental Epidemiology and Policy at LSHTM in 2001, I commenced work at the Public Health Laboratory Service as an HIV surveillance scientist. Subsequent roles have included HIV Epidemiologist at the Africa Centre for Health and Population Studies in South Africa and Principal HIV Scientist at Public Health England.

In September 2015, I took up my current position at the school as an Associate Professor where I am the deputy director of the Measurement and Surveillance of HIV epidemics (MeSH) and the Sustainable Development Goals Health and Wellbeing (SDG-HaW) consortia. I currently sit on a number of national and international panels / advisory groups focusing on maximising the potential of HIV data.

Affiliations

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

Centres

Centre for Evaluation
Tuberculosis (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
Estonia
United Kingdom
Kenya
Malawi
Peru
Tanzania
South Africa
Zimbabwe
Region
Europe & Central Asia (all income levels)
Euro area
Sub-Saharan Africa (all income levels)

Selected Publications

The Continuing Value of CD4 Cell Count Monitoring for Differential HIV Care and Surveillance.
Rice B; Boulle A; Schwarcz S; Shroufi A; Rutherford G; Hargreaves J
2019
JMIR Public Health and Surveillance
Know Your Epidemic, Strengthen Your Response: Developing a New HIV Surveillance Architecture to Guide HIV Resource Allocation and Target Decisions.
Rice B; Sanchez T; Baral S; Mee P; Sabin K; Garcia-Calleja JM; Hargreaves J
2018
JMIR public health and surveillance
Strengthening Routine Data Systems to Track the HIV Epidemic and Guide the Response in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Rice B; Boulle A; Baral S; Egger M; Mee P; Fearon E; Reniers G; Todd J; Schwarcz S; Weir S
2018
JMIR public health and surveillance
Feasibility of Establishing HIV Case-Based Surveillance to Measure Progress Along the Health Sector Cascade: Situational Assessments in Tanzania, South Africa, and Kenya.
Harklerode R; Schwarcz S; Hargreaves J; Boulle A; Todd J; Xueref S; Rice B
2017
JMIR public health and surveillance
Monitoring of the HIV Epidemic Using Routinely Collected Data: The Case of the United Kingdom.
Rice BD; Yin Z; Brown AE; Croxford S; Conti S; De Angelis D; Delpech VC
2016
AIDS and behavior
Sharp truth: health care workers remain at risk of bloodborne infection.
Rice BD; Tomkins SE; Ncube FM
2015
Occupational medicine (Oxford, England)
Decreasing incidence of tuberculosis among heterosexuals living with diagnosed HIV in England and Wales.
Rice B; Elford J; Yin Z; Kruijshaar M; Abubakar I; Lipman M; Pozniak A; Kall M; Delpech V
2013
AIDS (London, England)
HIV testing in black Africans living in England.
Rice B; Delpech V; Sadler KE; Yin Z; Elford J
2012
Epidemiology and infection
Safe travels? HIV transmission among Britons travelling abroad.
Rice B; Gilbart VL; Lawrence J; Smith R; Kall M; Delpech V
2012
HIV medicine
HIV transmission and high rates of late diagnoses among adults aged 50 years and over.
Smith RD; Delpech VC; Brown AE; Rice BD
2010
AIDS (London, England)
HIV infection and suicide in the era of HAART in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
Rice BD; Smith RD; Delpech VC
2010
AIDS (London, England)
The impact in the UK of the Central and Eastern European HIV epidemics.
Delpech VC; Yin Z; Abernethy J; Hill C; Logan L; Chadborn TR; Rice BD
2009
Epidemiology and infection
Could male circumcision reduce HIV incidence in the UK?
Rice BD; Delpech VC; Evans BG
2008
HIV medicine
Population and antenatal-based HIV prevalence estimates in a high contracepting female population in rural South Africa.
Rice BD; Batzing-Feigenbaum J; Hosegood V; Tanser F; Hill C; Barnighausen T; Herbst K; Welz T; Newell ML
2007
BMC public health
The changing epidemiology of diagnosed prevalent HIV infections in England: greatest impact on the London environs.
Rice BD; Sinka K; Patel B; Chadborn TR; Delpech VC
2007
Epidemiology and infection
The changing epidemiology of prevalent diagnosed HIV infections in England, Wales, and Northern Ireland, 1997 to 2003.
Rice BD; Payne LJ; Sinka K; Patel B; Evans BG; Delpech V
2005
Sexually transmitted infections
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