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Dr Victoria Simms

BSc MSc PhD

Assistant Professor
in Epidemiology

Room
127

LSHTM
Keppel Street
London
WC1E 7HT
United Kingdom

I joined the School in 2011. Before coming here I spent five years with the Cicely Saunders Institute at King's College London, where I did my PhD on patient-centred problems at HIV diagnosis. Before that I worked on trachoma surveys in The Gambia and Sudan. I completed the Public Health in Developing Countries MSc at the School in 2005.

Affiliations

Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology
Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health

Teaching

I am a module co-ordinator for Design and Analysis of Epidemiological Studies (DANES), with Christian Bottomley. I also teach on Epidemiology and Control of Communicable Diseases, Basic Epidemiology and data management.

Research

I work on randomised controlled trials in the areas of HIV, adherence to antiretroviral therapy and mental health, including children and adolescents. Most of my research is based in Zimbabwe. 

Research Area
Child health
Complex interventions
Health services research
Sanitation
Adolescent health
Health workers
Implementation research
Randomised controlled trials
Discipline
Epidemiology
Statistics
Disease and Health Conditions
HIV/AIDS
Mental health
Trachoma
Tuberculosis
Country
Gambia, The
India
Kenya
Malawi
Rwanda
Sudan
Tanzania
Uganda
Zambia
Zimbabwe
Region
Sub-Saharan Africa (all income levels)

Selected Publications

Economic incentives for HIV testing by adolescents in Zimbabwe: a randomised controlled trial.
Kranzer K; Simms V; Bandason T; Dauya E; McHugh G; Munyati S; Chonzi P; Dakshina S; Mujuru H; Weiss HA
2017
The lancet HIV
The effect of community-based support for caregivers on the risk of virological failure in children and adolescents with HIV in Harare, Zimbabwe (ZENITH): an open-label, randomised controlled trial.
Ferrand RA; Simms V; Dauya E; Bandason T; Mchugh G; Mujuru H; Chonzi P; Busza J; Kranzer K; Munyati S
2017
Lancet Child Adolesc Health
Effect of a Primary Care-Based Psychological Intervention on Symptoms of Common Mental Disorders in Zimbabwe: A Randomized Clinical Trial.
Chibanda D; Weiss HA; Verhey R; Simms V; Munjoma R; Rusakaniko S; Chingono A; Munetsi E; Bere T; Manda E
2016
JAMA
Clinical presentation, biochemical, and haematological parameters and their association with outcome in patients with Ebola virus disease: an observational cohort study.
Hunt L; Gupta-Wright A; Simms V; Tamba F; Knott V; Tamba K; Heisenberg-Mansaray S; Tamba E; Sheriff A; Conteh S
2015
The Lancet infectious diseases
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