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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

Faculty of Infectious and Tropical Diseases
Department of Disease Control

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

Challenges in the diagnosis of paediatric pneumonia in intervention field trials: recommendations from a pneumonia field trial working group.
Goodman D; Crocker ME; Pervaiz F; McCollum ED; Steenland K; Simkovich SM; Miele CH; Hammitt LL; Herrera P; Zar HJ
2019
The Lancet. Respiratory medicine
Compensating control participants when the intervention is of significant value: experience in Guatemala, India, Peru and Rwanda.
Quinn AK; Williams K; Thompson LM; Rosa G; Díaz-Artiga A; Thangavel G; Balakrishnan K; Miranda JJ; Rosenthal JP; Clasen TF
2019
BMJ global health
Use, microbiological effectiveness and health impact of a household water filter intervention in rural Rwanda-A matched cohort study.
Kirby MA; Nagel CL; Rosa G; Umupfasoni MM; Iyakaremye L; Thomas EA; Clasen TF
2017
International journal of hygiene and environmental health
Use of Serologic Responses against Enteropathogens to Assess the Impact of a Point-of-Use Water Filter: A Randomized Controlled Trial in Western Province, Rwanda.
Zambrano LD; Priest JW; Ivan E; Rusine J; Nagel C; Kirby M; Rosa G; Clasen TF
2017
The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene
Faecal contamination of household drinking water in Rwanda: A national cross-sectional study.
Kirby MA; Nagel CL; Rosa G; Iyakaremye L; Zambrano LD; Clasen TF
2016
The Science of the total environment
Study design of a cluster-randomized controlled trial to evaluate a large-scale distribution of cook stoves and water filters in Western Province, Rwanda.
Nagel CL; Kirby MA; Zambrano LD; Rosa G; Barstow CK; Thomas EA; Clasen TF
2016
Contemporary clinical trials communications
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