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Dr James Rudge

BSc MSc PhD

Assistant Professor
of Infectious Disease Epidemiology

Room
CDPRG Bangkok Office

Faculty of Public Health, Mahidol University
420/1 Rajvithi Rd., Ratchathewi
Bangkok
10400
Thailand

Tel.
+66 2354 6044 Extn 16

I joined the Communicable Diseases Policy Research Group (www.cdprg.org) at LSHTM in 2009. I am interested in conducting interdisciplinary, “One-Health”-focussed research on the emergence, transmission, and burden of infectious diseases at the human-animal interface, and the capacity of health systems to respond. My main research experience is with mathematical, field and molecular epidemiology, and health systems analyses. Based in Southeast Asia for the past ten years, I am currently involved in several research projects (below), where my roles include conceiving and designing epidemiological studies and mathematical models, overseeing and coordinating research projects, and leading quantitative data analyses.

Before joining CDPRG, I completed my PhD in Infectious Disease Epidemiology at Imperial College London, researching the zoonotic transmission and population genetics of schistosomiasis in China and the Philippines. Prior to this I gained a BSc in Microbiology and an MSc in Modern Epidemiology, also at Imperial.

Affiliations

Department of Global Health and Development
Faculty of Public Health and Policy

Centres

Mathematical Modelling of Infectious Diseases

Teaching

I am involved in the LSHTM MSc Public Health (Distance Learning) programme, as Module Organiser and tutor for the Applied Communicable Disease Control module (PHM218), and MSc project supervisor.

I am also Adjunct Professor in the Faculty of Public Health, Mahidol University, Thailand.

Research

I am currently involved in the following research projects:

  • Understanding zoonotic and pandemic risk in relation to swine production and exchange systems in Cambodia (Role: PI, Funding: U.S. Defense Threat Reductio0n Agency)
  • Model evaluation of novel diagnostics for the endgame for soil-transmitted helminths. (Role: Co-investigator; PI: Graham Medley, Funding: Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation) 
  • Respiratory infectious disease among Cohorts in Vientiane Province, Laos (LaCoRIS). (Role: Co-Investigator; PI: Silaphet Somphavong; Funding: US Naval Medical Research Center.)

Previous projects include:

  • Determining the association between livestock systems and inflenza prevalence and diversity in swine, Cambodia (PigFluCam) (Role: Principal Investigator, Funding: US Naval Medical Research Center)
  • Molecular Epidemiology of Influenza A in Bali, Indonesia (BaliMEI) (PI: Richard Coker, Funding: Roche)
  • Developing evidence-based investment options in support of pandemic preparedness policy in Cambodia (PI: Richard Coker, Funding: GIZ)
  • Surge in demand for health services: evaluating health system impact and capacity to respond in low- and middle-income countries (PI: Richard Coker, Funding: GIZ)
  • Health systems analysis to support capacity development for responding to pandemic influenza in Asia (AsiaFluCap) (PI: Richard Coker, Funding: EU and Rockefeller Foundation)
  • The integration of Global Fund portfolios into health systems in five countries in Asia (PI: Richard Coker, Funding: Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria)
  • Social mixing patterns for influenza-like illness in Asia (SMILI) (PI: John Edmunds, Funding: WHO)
Research Area
Diagnostics
Economic evaluation
Health inequalities
Health systems
Helminths
Infectious disease policy
Parasites
Public health
Surveillance
Agriculture
Disease control
Global Health
Natural disasters
Modelling
Discipline
Molecular epidemiology
Epidemiology
Mathematical modelling
Disease and Health Conditions
Infectious disease
Pandemic diseases
Emerging Infectious Disease
Influenza
Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs)
Schistosomiasis
Zoonotic disease
Country
Indonesia
Cambodia
Lao PDR
Thailand
Vietnam
Region
East Asia & Pacific (all income levels)
World

Selected Publications

Surveillance and characterisation of influenza viruses among patients with influenza-like illness in Bali, Indonesia, July 2010-June 2014.
Adisasmito W; Budayanti S; Aisyah DN; Coker R; Andayani AR; Smith GJD; Rudge JW
2019
BMC infectious diseases
"Epidemiology and aetiology of influenza-like illness among households in metropolitan Vientiane, Lao PDR": A prospective, community-based cohort study.
Rudge JW; Inthalaphone N; Pavlicek R; Paboriboune P; Flaissier B; Monidarin C; Steenkeste N; Davong V; Vongsouvath M; Bonath KA
2019
PloS one
Seroprevalence and awareness of porcine cysticercosis across different pig production systems in south-central Cambodia.
Adenuga A; Mateus A; Ty C; Borin K; Holl D; San S; Duggan V; Clark M; Smith GJD; Coker R
2017
Parasite epidemiology and control
Who acquires infection from whom and how? Disentangling multi-host and multi-mode transmission dynamics in the 'elimination' era.
Webster JP; Borlase A; Rudge JW
2017
Philosophical transactions of the Royal Society of London Series B, Biological sciences
Identifying host species driving transmission of schistosomiasis japonica, a multihost parasite system, in China.
Rudge JW; Webster JP; Lu DB; Wang TP; Fang GR; Basáñez MG
2013
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
Health System Resource Gaps and Associated Mortality from Pandemic Influenza across Six Asian Territories.
Rudge JW; Hanvoravongchai P; Krumkamp R; Chavez I; Adisasmito W; Ngoc Chau P; Phommasak B; Putthasri W; Shih CS; Stein M
2012
PloS one
Emerging infectious diseases in southeast Asia: regional challenges to control.
Coker RJ; Hunter BM; Rudge JW; Liverani M; Hanvoravongchai P
2011
Lancet
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