Dr Susana Scott
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.
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.
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.