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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
237

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

Tel.
+44 (0) 20 7927 2567

I am an Epidemiologist specialising in HIV measurement and surveillance. 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), I joined a government youth training scheme. Although politically dubious, the scheme opened up (through payment) the world of night school - seven years of 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, and I travelled and worked in South-East Asia, Australia and New Zealand. After completing my Masters 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 and the deputy director of a consortium developing, testing, and implementing innovative and efficient methods for routine HIV measurement and surveillance. I currently sit on a number of national and international panels / advisory groups focusing on maximising the potential of HIV data.

MeSH Consortium website: www.mesh-consortium.org.uk 

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
Public health
Surveillance
Electronic health records
Evaluation
Discipline
Epidemiology
Disease and Health Conditions
HIV/AIDS
Tuberculosis
Hepatitis
Country
Estonia
United Kingdom
Kenya
Malawi
Tanzania
South Africa
Zimbabwe
Region
Euro area
Sub-Saharan Africa (all income levels)

Selected Publications

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. ; Rutherford, G. ; Hargreaves, J. ;
2018
JMIR Public Health Surveill
Monitoring of the HIV Epidemic Using Routinely Collected Data: The Case of the United Kingdom.
Rice, B.D. ; Yin, Z. ; Brown, A.E. ; Croxford, S. ; Conti, S. ; De Angelis, D. ; Delpech, V.C. ;
2016
AIDS Behav
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
Could male circumcision reduce HIV incidence in the UK?
Rice, B.D. ; Delpech, V.C. ; Evans, B.G. ;
2008
HIV Med
Population and antenatal-based HIV prevalence estimates in a high contracepting female population in rural South Africa.
Rice, B.D.; Batzing-Feigenbaum, J.; Hosegood, V.; Tanser, F.; Hill, C.; Barnighausen, T.; Herbst, K.; Welz, T.; Newell, M.L.;
2007
BMC Public Health
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