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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 eight 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

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

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 Communicable Disease Control module (PHM202), 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:

  • Determining the association between livestock systems and inflenza prevalence and diversity in swine, Cambodia (PigFluCam) (Role: Principal Investigator, Funding: US Naval Medical Research Center)
  • 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:

  • 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

Phylogenetic characterisation of circulating, clinical influenza isolates from Bali, Indonesia: preliminary report from the BaliMEI project.
Adisasmito, W. ; Budayanti, S.N. ; Aisyah, D.N. ; Gallo Cassarino, T. ; Rudge, J.W. ; Watson, S.J. ; Kozlakidis, Z. ; Smith, G.J.D. ; Coker, R. ;
2017
BMC Infect Dis
Identifying host species driving transmission of schistosomiasis japonica, a multihost parasite system, in China.
Rudge, J.W. ; Webster, J.P. ; Lu, D.B. ; Wang, T.P. ; Fang, G.R. ; Basáñez, M.G. ;
2013
Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A
Health System Resource Gaps and Associated Mortality from Pandemic Influenza across Six Asian Territories.
Rudge, J.W. ; Hanvoravongchai, P. ; Krumkamp, R. ; Chavez, I. ; Adisasmito, W. ; Ngoc Chau, P. ; Phommasak, B. ; Putthasri, W. ; Shih, C.S. ; Stein, M. ; Timen, A. ; Touch, S. ; Reintjes, R. ; Coker, R. ; on behalf of the AsiaFluCap Project Consortium, . ;
2012
PLoS One
Emerging infectious diseases in southeast Asia: regional challenges to control.
Coker, R.J.; Hunter, B.M.; Rudge, J.W.; Liverani, M.; Hanvoravongchai, P.;
2011
Lancet
Health service resource needs for pandemic influenza in developing countries: a linked transmission dynamics, interventions and resource demand model.
Krumkamp, R.; Kretzschmar, M.; Rudge, J.W.; Ahmad, A.; Hanvoravongchai, P.; Westenhoefer, J.; Stein, M.; Putthasri, W.; Coker, R.;
2010
Epidemiol Infect
Critical interactions between Global Fund-supported programmes and health systems: a case study in Papua New Guinea.
Rudge, J.W.; Phuanakoonon, S.; Nema, K.H.; Mounier-Jack, S.; Coker, R.;
2010
Health Policy Plan
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