Dr Julio Romero Prieto

Research Fellow in Demography & Health

London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
Keppel Street, Room 147
United Kingdom

I have a BA in Economics from Universidad de los Andes (Colombia), MA and PhD in Demography from the University of Pennsylvania (2017).
Co-investigator: Rapid Mortality Mobile Phone Surveys (RaMMPS), supported by grant funding to the US Fund for UNICEF from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (through an agreement with UNICEF-USA). PI: Reniers.…
Co-investigator: Global Age Patterns of Under-5 Mortality, supported by the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) under award number R01HD090082. PI: Guillot (University of Pennsylvania), co-PI at LSHTM: Reniers.
Co-investigator: Under-five mortality during the COVID-19 outbreak, evidence from demographic surveillance systems in low-income countries, consultantship contract with UNICEF. PI: Reniers.


Department of Population Health
Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health


I co-organise and teach Demographic Methods (SU2057); and teach Population Dynamics and Projections (SU2429). Since 2019, I have been member of the Exam Board for the MSc in Demography and Health. I have supervised some MSc dissertations (6 in total); and I have been co-supervisor and advisory panel member of doctoral degree students at LSHTM.

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Mathematical Demography; Demographic Estimation; Model Life Tables; Historical and Global Age Patterns of Under-five Mortality.
Research Area
Statistical methods
Medical and vital statistics
Child health
Quantitative research
Mathematical modelling
Sub-Saharan Africa (all income levels)

Selected Publications

Estimating 1a0 and 4a1 in a Life Table: A Model Approach Based on Newly Collected Data
Romero-Prieto, J; Verhulst, A; Guillot, M;
The Lifetime Risk of Maternal Near Miss morbidity in Asia, Africa, the Middle East, and Latin America: a cross-country systematic analysis
Gazeley, U; Polizzi, A; ROMERO PRIETO, J; Aburto, JM; RENIERS, G; FILIPPI, V;
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
Lifetime risk of maternal near miss morbidity: a novel indicator of maternal health.
GAZELEY, U; Polizzi, A; Romero-Prieto, JE; ABURTO, JM; RENIERS, G; FILIPPI, V;
International journal of epidemiology
Pregnancy-related mortality up to 1 year postpartum in sub-Saharan Africa: an analysis of verbal autopsy data from six countries.
GAZELEY, U; RENIERS, G; Romero-Prieto, JE; CALVERT, C; JASSEH, M; Herbst, K; Khagayi, S; Obor, D; Kwaro, D; Dube, A; Dheresa, M; Kabudula, CW; Kahn, K; Urassa, M; Nyaguara, A; Temmerman, M; Magee, LA; Von Dadelszen, P; FILIPPI, V;
BJOG : an international journal of obstetrics and gynaecology
Comparison of programmatic data from antenatal clinics with population-based HIV prevalence estimates in the era of universal test and treat in western Kenya.
Ambia, J; Romero-Prieto, JE; Kwaro, D; RISHER, K; Khagayi, S; CALVERT, C; Obor, D; TLHAJOANE, M; Odongo, F; MARSTON, M; SLAYMAKER, E; Rice, B; Kabudula, CW; Eaton, JW; RENIERS, G;
PloS one
Lifetime risk of maternal near miss morbidity: A novel indicator of maternal health
Gazeley, U; Prieto, JR; Aburto, JM; Polizzi, A; RENIERS, G; FILIPPI, V;
Women's risk of death beyond 42 days post partum: a pooled analysis of longitudinal Health and Demographic Surveillance System data in sub-Saharan Africa.
GAZELEY, U; RENIERS, G; Eilerts-Spinelli, H; Prieto, JR; JASSEH, M; Khagayi, S; FILIPPI, V;
The Lancet Global Health
Evaluating pregnancy reporting in Siaya Health and Demographic Surveillance System through record linkage with ANC clinics.
Eilerts-Spinelli, H; Prieto, JR; Ambia, J; Khagayi, S; Kabudula, C; Eaton, JW; RENIERS, G;
International Journal of Population Data Science
Divergent age patterns of under-5 mortality in south Asia and sub-Saharan Africa: a modelling study.
Verhulst, A; Prieto, JR; Alam, N; Eilerts-Spinelli, H; Erchick, DJ; Gerland, P; Katz, J; Lankoande, B; Liu, L; Pison, G; RENIERS, G; Subedi, S; Villavicencio, F; Guillot, M;
The Lancet Global Health
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