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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 2004 he has been working for IDEU and DCVBU at LSHTM, finishing his PhD in epidemiology in 2010. 

Affiliations

Faculty of Infectious and Tropical Diseases
Department of Disease Control

Teaching

Wolf is involved in teaching the modules basic statistics and analysis and design of research studies

Research

Wolf is interested in epidemiological methods and study design, especially with regard to infectious diseases such as diarrhoea and childhood pneumonia. Currently he is 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 is also interested in dengue fever and HIV epidemiology.

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

Selected Publications

Hygiene: new hopes, new horizons.
Curtis, V. ; Schmidt, W. ; Luby, S. ; Florez, R. ; Touré, O. ; Biran, A. ;
Lancet Infect Dis
Water, sanitation and hygiene for the prevention of diarrhoea.
Cairncross, S.; Hunt, C.; Boisson, S.; Bostoen, K.; Curtis, V.; Fung, I.C.; Schmidt, W.P.;
Int J Epidemiol
Sampling strategies to measure the prevalence of common recurrent infections in longitudinal studies.
Schmidt, W.P.; Genser, B.; Barreto, M.L.; Clasen, T.; Luby, S.P.; Cairncross, S.; Chalabi, Z.;
Emerg Themes Epidemiol
Recent diarrhoeal illness and risk of lower respiratory infections in children under the age of 5 years.
Schmidt, W.P.; Cairncross, S.; Barreto, M.L.; Clasen, T.; Genser, B.;
Int J Epidemiol
The effect of a soap promotion and hygiene education campaign on handwashing behaviour in rural India: a cluster randomised trial.
Biran, A.; Schmidt, W.P.; Wright, R.; Jones, T.; Seshadri, M.; Isaac, P.; Nathan, N.A.; Hall, P.; McKenna, J.; Granger, S.; Bidinger, P.; Curtis, V.;
Trop Med Int Health
Behaviour change and competitive exclusion can explain the diverging HIV-1 and HIV-2 prevalence trends in Guinea-Bissau.
Schmidt, W.P.; Van Der Loeff, M.S.; Aaby, P.; Whittle, H.; Bakker, R.; Buckner, M.; Dias, F.; White, R.G.;
Epidemiol Infect
Interventions to improve water quality for preventing diarrhoea: systematic review and meta-analysis.
Clasen, T.; Schmidt, W.P.; Rabie, T.; Roberts, I.; Cairncross, S.;
BMJ
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