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Wolf-Peter Schmidt

MD MSc PhD

Assistant Professor
in Epidemiology

Room
Room 407

LSHTM
Keppel Street
London
WC1E 7HT
United Kingdom

Tel.
+44 20 7927 2934

Fax.
+44 20 7636 7843

Wolf graduated as medical doctor in 2000. He worked in general medicine until 2001, and then started research in neuroepidemiology and cardiovascular epidemiology at the Institute of Epidemiology and Social Medicine at the University of Muenster/Germany. He obtained his Master in Control of Infectious Diseases at LSHTM in 2004. Since 2005, he has been a staff member of the Department of Disease Control, and obtained his PhD in Epidemiology in 2010.

Affiliations

Department of Disease Control
Faculty of Infectious and Tropical Diseases

Teaching

Wolf is involved in teaching the Distance Learning modules Control of Infectious Diseases and Water, Sanitation and Hygiene.

Research

Wolf is interested in epidemiological methods and study design, especially with regard to infectious diseases such as diarrhoea and childhood pneumonia. This includes the methodology of cluster randomised trials of community based interventions. He has been supporting research on water, sanitation and hygiene for the Environmental Health Group with particular emphasis on evaluating health promotion campaigns and behaviour change studies. He also worked on the epidemiology of dengue fever, and more recently, the epidemiology of rickettsial infections, in particular scrub typhus and spotted fever. He is the principal investigator for a large MRC funded cohort study on rickettsial infections in South India.

Research Area
Bacteria
Complex interventions
Environment
Hygiene
Water
Discipline
Epidemiology
Medicine
Disease and Health Conditions
Diarrhoeal diseases
Country
India
Japan
Mozambique
Pakistan
Vietnam
Region
South Asia

Selected Publications

Agreement and error of titration assays.
Alexander N; Schmidt W-P
2022
Journal of immunological methods
High initial IgG antibody levels against Orientia tsutsugamushi are associated with an increased risk of severe scrub typhus infection.
Devamani CS; Prakash JAJ; Alexander N; Stone W; Gunasekaran K; Rose W; Schmidt W-P
2021
PLoS neglected tropical diseases
Clinical characteristics of and antibody response to spotted fever group rickettsial infections in South India: Case series and serological cohort study.
Schmidt W-P; Devamani CS; Elangovan D; Alexander N; Rose W; Prakash JAJ
2021
Tropical Medicine & International Health
Risk Factors for Scrub Typhus, Murine Typhus, and Spotted Fever Seropositivity in Urban Areas, Rural Plains, and Peri-Forest Hill Villages in South India: A Cross-Sectional Study.
Devamani CS; Schmidt W-P; Ariyoshi K; Anitha A; Kalaimani S; Prakash JAJ
2020
The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene
Cluster-randomised trial to test the effect of a behaviour change intervention on toilet use in rural India: results and methodological considerations.
Schmidt W-P; Chauhan K; Bhavsar P; Yasobant S; Patwardhan V; Aunger R; Mavalankar D; Saxena D; Curtis V
2020
BMC PUBLIC HEALTH
Antibody response following scrub typhus infection: clinical cohort study.
Schmidt W-P; Devamani CS; Rose W; Alexander N; Prakash JAJ
2019
Tropical Medicine & International Health
Effect of a School-Based Hygiene Behavior Change Campaign on Handwashing with Soap in Bihar, India: Cluster-Randomized Trial.
Lewis HE; Greenland K; Curtis V; Schmidt W-P
2018
The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene
Effect of community health clubs on child diarrhoea in western Rwanda: cluster-randomised controlled trial.
Sinharoy SS; Schmidt W-P; Wendt R; Mfura L; Crossett E; Grépin KA; Jack W; Rwabufigiri BN; Habyarimana J; Clasen T
2017
The Lancet Global health
Constraints on Compliance and the Impact of Health Information in Rural Pakistan.
Bennett D; Asjad Naqvi SA; Schmidt W-P
2015
Health economics
Estimating Disease Duration in Cross-sectional Surveys.
Schmidt W-P; Boisson S; Kenward MG
2015
Epidemiology (Cambridge, Mass)
Effectiveness of a rural sanitation programme on diarrhoea, soil-transmitted helminth infection, and child malnutrition in Odisha, India: a cluster-randomised trial.
Clasen T; Boisson S; Routray P; Torondel B; Bell M; Cumming O; Ensink J; Freeman M; Jenkins M; Odagiri M
2014
The Lancet Global health
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