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Professor Carine Ronsmans

MD DrPH

Professor
of Epidemiology

Room
Room G9

LSHTM
Keppel Street
London
WC1E 7HT
United Kingdom

Tel.
+44 (0)20 7927 2190

Carine is an epidemiologist with degrees in medicine, demography and epidemiology. She has been a member of the Maternal and Neonatal Health Programme since 1993 and of the Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology since 2001. She is currently based in the School of Public Health at Sichuan University, China

Affiliations

Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health
Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology

Centres

Centre for Evaluation
Maternal, Adolescent, Reproductive & Child Health (MARCH)

Teaching

Carine teaches Epidemiology at the School of Public Health, Sichuan University. She organises the Introductory Course in Epidemiology and Statistics at LSHTM.

Research

Her areas of interest include the methodological and conceptual aspects of the evaluation of Maternal and Perinatal Health Programmes, the measurement of maternal and perinatal morbidity and mortality, examining the role of quality assurance mechanisms (including audits) to improve the quality of obstetric care, and understanding the contribution of indirect causes including HIV to maternal mortality. She has extensive work experience in Asia (Bangladesh, Indonesia and China), and Africa (Benin, Chad, Ivory Coast, Morocco, Senegal, Tanzania). She is currently based in Chengdu, China, where she works on understanding the health systems factors that contributed to China's success in maternal and newborn health

Research Area
Health care policy
Health impact analysis
Health inequalities
Health outcomes
Health services research
Health status measurement
Health systems
Maternal health
Perinatal health
Public health
Quality improvement
Evaluation
Evidence use
Global Health
Health services
Neonatal health
Reproductive health
Discipline
Demography
Epidemiology
Country
Benin
Bangladesh
Bulgaria
China
Cote d'Ivoire
Indonesia
India
Morocco
Mali
Tanzania
Region
Least developed countries: UN classification
South Asia
Sub-Saharan Africa (developing only)
Sub-Saharan Africa (all income levels)

Selected Publications

Progress and challenges in maternal health in western China: a Countdown to 2015 national case study.
Gao, Y. ; Zhou, H. ; Singh, N.S. ; Powell-Jackson, T. ; Nash, S. ; Yang, M. ; Guo, S. ; Fang, H. ; Alvarez, M.M. ; Liu, X. ; Pan, J. ; Wang, Y. ; Ronsmans, C. ;
Lancet Glob Health
Sociodemographic and obstetric characteristics of stillbirths in China: a census of nearly 4 million health facility births between 2012 and 2014.
Zhu, J.; Liang, J.; Mu, Y.; Li, X.; Guo, S.; Scherpbier, R.; Wang, Y.; Dai, L.; Liu, Z.; Li, M.; He, C.; Deng, C.; Yi, L.; Deng, K.; Li, Q.; Ma, X.; Wen, C.; Mu, D.; Ronsmans, C.;
Lancet Glob Health
Trends in caesarean delivery by country and wealth quintile: cross-sectional surveys in southern Asia and sub-Saharan Africa.
Cavallaro, F.L. ; Cresswell, J.A. ; França, G.V. ; Victora, C.G. ; Barros, A.J. ; Ronsmans, C. ;
Bull World Health Organ
Factors influencing rising caesarean section rates in China between 1988 and 2008
Feng, X.L.; Xu, L.; Guo, Y.; Ronsmans, C.
Bulletin of the World Health Organization
Equity in maternal, newborn, and child health interventions in Countdown to 2015: a retrospective review of survey data from 54 countries.
Barros, A.J. ; Ronsmans, C. ; Axelson, H. ; Loaiza, E. ; Bertoldi, A.D. ; França, G.V. ; Bryce, J. ; Boerma, J.T. ; Victora, C.G. ;
Lancet
China's facility-based birth strategy and neonatal mortality: a population-based epidemiological study
Feng, X.L.; Guo, S.F.; Hipgrave, D.; Zhu, J.; Zhang, L.L.; Song, L.; Yang, Q.; Guo, Y.; Ronsmans, C.
Lancet
Determinants of reduction in maternal mortality in Matlab, Bangladesh: a 30-year cohort study.
Chowdhury, M.E.; Botlero, R.; Koblinsky, M.; Saha, S.K.; Dieltiens, G.; Ronsmans, C.;
Lancet
Maternal mortality: who, when, where, and why.
Ronsmans, C.; Graham, W.J.; Lancet Maternal Survival Series steering group (inc Campbell, OMR)
Lancet
See all Professor Carine Ronsmans's Publications