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Dr Susana Scott

MSc PhD

Assistant Professor
in Epidemiology

Room
104

LSHTM
Keppel Street
London
WC1E 7HT
United Kingdom

Susana completed her MSc in Communicable Disease Epidemiology at LSHTM in 1997 and since then has been working at the London School as an epidemiologist on several international projects primarily aimed at improving maternal and child health in low income countries. Her PhD in Infectious Disease Epidemiology investigated the immunogenicity and safety of measles vaccine in HIV-1 infected children in Lusaka, Zambia. 

Affiliations

Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology
Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health

Centres

Centre for Evaluation
Malaria Centre
Maternal, Adolescent, Reproductive & Child Health (MARCH)
Vaccine Centre

Teaching

Susana is a co-Programme Director of the MSc Clinical Trials (DL) and co-Module Organiser to Module CT101: Fundamentals of clinical trials. She has spent several years teaching on and organising courses for both distance learning and in-house MSc Epidemiology. 

Research

Susana is currently working on several malaria studies in both children and pregnant women. 

Susana has worked on the DFID funded programme, IMMPACT (Initiative for Maternal Mortality Programme Assessment) which aimed to improve maternal health and survival in developing countries by providing rigorous evidence of the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of safe motherhood intervention strategies. Before moving to the Gambia, Susana worked on the HIB-initiative, a GATES funded research programme aimed at reducing risk of childhood death and disability through sustained use of Haemophilus influenzae type b vaccine. She was also part of the Child Health Epidemiology Reference Group of WHO and UNICEF which aims to estimate the cause distribution of neonatal deaths at country, regional and global level. 

Research Area
Child health
Maternal health
Public health
Vaccines
Adolescent health
Disease control
Immunisation
Neonatal health
Modelling
Discipline
Epidemiology
Vaccinology
Disease and Health Conditions
HIV/AIDS
Infectious disease
Malaria
Measles
Country
Benin
Burkina Faso
Gambia, The
Indonesia
Zambia
Region
South Asia
Sub-Saharan Africa (developing only)

Selected Publications

Additional Screening and Treatment of Malaria During Pregnancy Provides Further Protection Against Malaria and Nonmalarial Fevers During the First Year of Life.
Natama HM; Rovira-Vallbona E; Sorgho H; Somé MA; Traoré-Coulibaly M; Scott S; Zango SH; Sawadogo O; Zongo SC; Valéa I
2018
The Journal of infectious diseases
Effect of maternal death on child survival in rural West Africa: 25 years of prospective surveillance data in The Gambia.
Scott S; Kendall L; Gomez P; Howie SR; Zaman SM; Ceesay S; D'Alessandro U; Jasseh M
2017
PloS one
Seroprevalence of Pertussis in The Gambia: Evidence for Continued Circulation of Bordetella pertussis Despite High Vaccination Rates.
Scott S; van der Sande M; Faye-Joof T; Mendy M; Sanneh B; Barry Jallow F; de Melker H; van der Klis F; van Gageldonk P; Mooi F
2015
The Pediatric infectious disease journal
Coverage and Timing of Children's Vaccination: An Evaluation of the Expanded Programme on Immunisation in The Gambia.
Scott S; Odutola A; Mackenzie G; Fulford T; Afolabi MO; Jallow YL; Jasseh M; Jeffries D; Dondeh BL; Howie SR
2014
PloS one
Global, regional, and national causes of child mortality: an updated systematic analysis for 2010 with time trends since 2000.
Liu L; Johnson HL; Cousens S; Perin J; Scott S; Lawn JE; Rudan I; Campbell H; Cibulskis R; Li M
2012
Lancet
Group B streptococcal disease in infants aged younger than 3 months: systematic review and meta-analysis.
Edmond KM; Kortsalioudaki C; Scott S; Schrag SJ; Zaidi AK; Cousens S; Heath PT
2012
Lancet
Predicted impact of the HIV-1 epidemic on measles in developing countries: results from a dynamic age-structured model.
Scott S; Mossong J; Moss WJ; Cutts FT; Cousens S
2008
International journal of epidemiology
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