Mrs Leah Schrubbe

Research Student - MPhil/PhD - Epidemiology & Population Health

United Kingdom

I am a PhD candidate in the Department of Population Health, Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health. I hold an MSc in Reproductive and Sexual Health Research from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and a BA in Psychology from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. I have a decade of experience in research management and implementation, including several years of global health experience in Sub-Saharan Africa. My expertise is in HIV, reproductive health, and maternal and child health research.


Department of Population Health
Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health


My doctoral research focuses on the intersection of HIV and violence against women among pregnant and postpartum women in sub-Saharan Africa. My work will examine the epidemiology of mother-to-child transmission of HIV among pregnant and postpartum women in Sub-Saharan Africa and the impact of violence against women. In addition, I will answer critical questions on changes in violence before, during, and after pregnancy and its impact on prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV.
Research Area
Disease control
Global Health
Health inequalities
Maternal health
Neonatal health
Perinatal health
Sexual and reproductive health
Mixed methods research
Disease and Health Conditions
Sub-Saharan Africa (all income levels)
Sub-Saharan Africa (developing only)

Selected Publications

The effects of intimate partner violence on women's risk of HIV acquisition and engagement in the HIV treatment and care cascade: a pooled analysis of nationally representative surveys in sub-Saharan Africa.
Kuchukhidze, S; Panagiotoglou, D; Boily, M-C; Diabaté, S; Eaton, JW; Mbofana, F; Sardinha, L; SCHRUBBE, L; Stöckl, H; Wanyenze, RK; Maheu-Giroux, M;
The Lancet HIV
Cost and cost effectiveness of reactive case detection (RACD), reactive focal mass drug administration (rfMDA) and reactive focal vector control (RAVC) to reduce malaria in the low endemic setting of Namibia: an analysis alongside a 2×2 factorial design cluster randomised controlled trial.
Ntuku, H; Smith-Gueye, C; Scott, V; Njau, J; Whittemore, B; Zelman, B; Tambo, M; Prach, LM; Wu, L; SCHRUBBE, L; Kang Dufour, M-S; Mwilima, A; Uusiku, P; Sturrock, H; Bennett, A; Smith, J; KLEINSCHMIDT, I; Mumbengegwi, D; GOSLING, R; Hsiang, M;
BMJ open
Serological evaluation of the effectiveness of reactive focal mass drug administration and reactive vector control to reduce malaria transmission in Zambezi Region, Namibia: Results from a secondary analysis of a cluster randomised trial.
Wu, L; Hsiang, MS; Prach, LM; SCHRUBBE, L; Ntuku, H; Dufour, M-SK; Whittemore, B; Scott, V; Yala, J; Roberts, KW; PATTERSON, C; BIGGS, J; Hall, T; TETTEH, KK A; Gueye, CS; Greenhouse, B; Bennett, A; Smith, JL; Katokele, S; Uusiku, P; Mumbengegwi, D; GOSLING, R; DRAKELEY, C; KLEINSCHMIDT, I;
Effectiveness of reactive focal mass drug administration and reactive focal vector control to reduce malaria transmission in the low malaria-endemic setting of Namibia: a cluster-randomised controlled, open-label, two-by-two factorial design trial.
Hsiang, MS; Ntuku, H; Roberts, KW; Dufour, M-SK; Whittemore, B; Tambo, M; McCreesh, P; Medzihradsky, OF; Prach, LM; Siloka, G; Siame, N; Gueye, CS; SCHRUBBE, L; WU, L; Scott, V; Tessema, S; Greenhouse, B; Erlank, E; Koekemoer, LL; Sturrock, HJ W; Mwilima, A; Katokele, S; Uusiku, P; Bennett, A; Smith, JL; ... GOSLING, R.
The landscape for HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis during pregnancy and breastfeeding in Malawi and Zambia: A qualitative study.
Zimba, C; Maman, S; Rosenberg, NE; Mutale, W; Mweemba, O; Dunda, W; Phanga, T; Chibwe, KF; Matenga, T; Freeborn, K; SCHRUBBE, L; Vwalika, B; Chi, BH;
PloS one
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