Ms Linda Schultz

SHN Consortium Senior Operations Lead

United Kingdom

I joined the School in 2021 as the Senior Operations Lead for the newly established Research Consortium for School Health & Nutrition. I bring a decade of experience working across the health and education sectors to improve the wellbeing of school children.

Prior to joining LSHTM, I worked with the World Bank in Washington, DC (2013-2021) where I focused on controlling neglected tropical diseases in the Africa region and strengthening cross-sector investments targeted to children as they mature. During my tenure, I supported the fiscal management of the African Programme for Onchocerciasis Control (APOC) and quadrupled the World Bank’s annual investments for neglected tropical diseases over a five-year period. I also managed a multi-million dollar trust fund from the Global Partnership for Education to pilot coordinated delivery of school-based health and nutrition interventions. Building on this experience, I worked with the Global Financing Facility to strengthen the evidence around improving adolescent sexual and reproductive health, including through school-based interventions.

I coordinated the third edition of the World Bank’s Disease Control Priorities Child and Adolescent Health and Development Volume, which consolidates the evidence for investing across the first 21 years of life. This volume has been re-printed twice with the World Food Programme and with the Global Partnership for Education.

I have consulted for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Child Health Task Force, Partnership for Child Development, the World Health Organization, and the United States Agency for International Development, among other institutions.


Department of Population Health
Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health

Selected Publications

A positive consequence of the COVID-19 pandemic: how the counterfactual experience of school closures is accelerating a multisectoral response to the treatment of neglected tropical diseases.
BUNDY, DA P; SCHULTZ, L; Antoninis, M; Barry, FB M; Burbano, C; Croke, K; Drake, L; Gyapong, J; Karutu, C; Kihara, J; Lo, MM; Makkar, P; Mwandawiro, C; Ossipow, SJ; Bento, AR; Rollinson, D; Shah, H; Turner, HC;
Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences
A coordinated response to the needs of the learner: How deworming and school meals together will contribute to the global recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic
Karutu, C; SCHULTZ, L; Waltz, J; Campbell, SJ; Kamara, K; Yotebieng, K; Gouvras, A; Rollinson, D; BUNDY, DA P;
Frontiers in Tropical Diseases
Epidemiology and Economics of Deworming
BUNDY, DA P; Campbell, SJ; Chami, GF; Croke, K; SCHULTZ, L; Turner, HC;
Helminth Infections and their Impact on Global Public Health
Priority Indicators for Adolescent Health Measurement - Recommendations From the Global Action for Measurement of Adolescent Health (GAMA) Advisory Group.
Marsh, AD; Moller, A-B; Saewyc, E; Adebayo, E; Akwara, E; Azzopardi, P; Ba, MG; Baltag, V; Bose, K; Burrows, S; Carvajal, L; Dastgiri, S; Fagan, L; Ferguson, J; Friedman, HS; Giyava, C; Hagell, A; Inchley, J; JACKSON, D; Kågesten, AE; Mangombe, A; Morgan, A; Newby, H; SCHULTZ, L; Sommer, M; ... Guthold, R.
Journal of Adolescent Health
School Health and Nutrition Monitoring: What Practitioners and Policy Makers Can Learn from China.
The Lancet Regional Health - Western Pacific
Considerations for Monitoring School Health and Nutrition Programs.
SCHULTZ, L; Ruel-Bergeron, J;
Frontiers in public health
Health, financial, and education gains of investing in preventive chemotherapy for schistosomiasis, soil-transmitted helminthiases, and lymphatic filariasis in Madagascar: A modeling study.
De Neve, J-W; Andriantavison, RL; Croke, K; Krisam, J; Rajoela, VH; Rakotoarivony, RA; Rambeloson, V; SCHULTZ, L; Qamruddin, J; Verguet, S;
PLoS neglected tropical diseases
Disability in Middle Childhood and Adolescence
Graham, N; SCHULTZ, L; Mitra, S; Mont, D;
Disease Control Priorities, Third Edition (Volume 8): Child and Adolescent Health and Development
Investment in child and adolescent health and development: key messages from Disease Control Priorities, 3rd Edition.
BUNDY, DA P; De Silva, N; Horton, S; Patton, GC; SCHULTZ, L; Jamison, DT; Disease Control Priorities-3 Child and Adolescent ,;
Child and Adolescent Health and Development: Realizing Neglected Potential
BUNDY, DA P; De Silva, N; Horton, S; Patton, GC; SCHULTZ, L; Jamison, DT;
Child and Adolescent Health and Development
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