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Dr Ghislaine Rosa

BSc MSc PhD

Assistant Professor

Room
441

LSHTM
Keppel Street
London
WC1E 7HT
United Kingdom

Tel.
02079272686

I graduated from BSc Biology with a Year in Europe from Imperial College London in 2006. Following my interest in infectious diseases and development, I completed the MSc Control of Infectious Diseases at LSHTM in 2007. I then joined the Environmental Health Group (www.ehg.lshtm.ac.uk) as a part-time Research Assistant and part-time research degree student.

In 2012, I completed my PhD, which explored the differences between reported and actual household water treatment (HWT) practices among self-reported practitioners in middle- and low-income countries.  

I am currently working on several evaluations of environmental interventions in India and Rwanda, including the Household Air Pollution Intervention Network (HAPIN) Trial (www.hapintrial.org), an international multi-center study aimed at assessing the impact of a liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) cooking stove and fuel intervention on health. HAPIN Trial centers are located in four countries: Guatemala, India, Peru and Rwanda.

Affiliations

Department of Disease Control
Faculty of Infectious and Tropical Diseases

Centres

Centre for Evaluation

Teaching

I am co-organiser of the in-house module Tropical Environmental Health. I also teach on the face-to-face modules Analysis and Design of Research Studies and Environmental Health Policies, and on the distance-learning module Water, Hygiene & Sanitation. 

Research

I am interested in the design and implementation of health impact evaluation studies, as well as in monitoring and understanding compliance of environmental health interventions.

Current research includes the HAPIN trial to assess the health impact of LPG across the lifespan, and the evaluations of the Tubeho Neza, a countrywide campaign promoting advance water filters and improved cookstoves in rural Rwanda. I am also leading the evaluation of a novel advance water filter designed to reduce arsenic in drinking water in West Bengal, India.

 

 

 

Research Area
Child health
Clinical trials
Complex interventions
Water
Disease control
Environmental Health
Evaluation
Impact evaluation
Randomised controlled trials
Discipline
Epidemiology
Operational research
Disease and Health Conditions
Diarrhoeal diseases
Respiratory disease
Country
India
Peru
Rwanda
Zambia
Region
South Asia
Sub-Saharan Africa (developing only)

Selected Publications

Ultrasound Core Laboratory for the Household Air Pollution Intervention Network Trial: Standardized Training and Image Management for Field Studies Using Portable Ultrasound in Fetal, Lung, and Vascular Evaluations.
Dávila-Román VG; Toenjes AK; Meyers RM; Lenzen PM; Simkovich SM; Herrera P; Fung E; Papageorghiou AT; Craik R; McCracken JP
2021
Ultrasound in medicine & biology
Developing Visual Messages to Support Liquefied Petroleum Gas Use in Intervention Homes in the Household Air Pollution Intervention Network (HAPIN) Trial in Rural Guatemala
Hengstermann M; Díaz-Artiga A; Otzóy-Sucúc R; Laura Maria Ruiz-Aguilar A; Thompson LM; Aravindalochanan V; Balakrishnan K; Barr DB; Burrowes V; Campbell D
2021
Health Education & Behavior
Comparison of next-generation portable pollution monitors to measure exposure to PM2.5 from household air pollution in Puno, Peru.
Burrowes VJ; Piedrahita R; Pillarisetti A; Underhill LJ; Fandiño-Del-Rio M; Johnson M; Kephart JL; Hartinger SM; Steenland K; Naeher L
2020
Indoor air
Design and Rationale of the HAPIN Study: A Multicountry Randomized Controlled Trial to Assess the Effect of Liquefied Petroleum Gas Stove and Continuous Fuel Distribution.
Clasen T; Checkley W; Peel JL; Balakrishnan K; McCracken JP; Rosa G; Thompson LM; Barr DB; Clark ML; Johnson MA
2020
ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH PERSPECTIVES
Effects of high altitude on respiratory rate and oxygen saturation reference values in healthy infants and children younger than 2 years in four countries: a cross-sectional study.
Crocker ME; Hossen S; Goodman D; Simkovich SM; Kirby M; Thompson LM; Rosa G; Garg SS; Thangavel G; McCollum ED
2020
The Lancet. Global health
Air Pollutant Exposure and Stove Use Assessment Methods for the Household Air Pollution Intervention Network (HAPIN) Trial.
Johnson MA; Steenland K; Piedrahita R; Clark ML; Pillarisetti A; Balakrishnan K; Peel JL; Naeher LP; Liao J; Wilson D
2020
Environmental health perspectives
Design and conduct of facility-based surveillance for severe childhood pneumonia in the Household Air Pollution Intervention Network (HAPIN) trial.
Simkovich SM; Underhill LJ; Kirby MA; Goodman D; Crocker ME; Hossen S; McCracken JP; de León O; Thompson LM; Garg SS
2020
ERJ open research
Designing a comprehensive behaviour change intervention to promote and monitor exclusive use of liquefied petroleum gas stoves for the Household Air Pollution Intervention Network (HAPIN) trial.
Williams KN; Thompson LM; Sakas Z; Hengstermann M; Quinn A; Díaz-Artiga A; Thangavel G; Puzzolo E; Rosa G; Balakrishnan K
2020
BMJ OPEN
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