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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

Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health
Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology

Centres

Centre for Evaluation
Malaria Centre
Centre for 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. Her main focus of research is improving access to care to vulnerable and hard to reach communuties. She is currently working on project to optimise the delivery and effectiveness of Seasonal Malaria Chemoprevention to children in 13 West and Central Afrian countries (https://www.lshtm.ac.uk/research/centres-projects-groups/opt-smc ). 

Susana spent three years working at the MRC-The Gambia Unit cooridinating a trial aimed at bringing malaria health services closer to pregnancy women living in rural areas. Previous to this, she  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.

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

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 SRC; Zaman SMA; 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; Lowe Jallow Y; Jasseh M; Jeffries D; Dondeh BL; Howie SRC
2014
PloS one
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 AKM; Cousens S; Heath PT
2012
Lancet
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
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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