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. 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.