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Ms Hope Simpson

MSc

Research Fellow
Epidemiology and GIS

Room
443

LSHTM
Keppel Street
London
WC1E 7HT
United Kingdom

I have a Bachelor's degree in Biological Sciences from Oxford University, and an MSc in Control of Infectious Diseases from LSHTM.

Before joining the School as a Research Assistant in 2017, I worked for two years in infectious disease surveillance and epidemiology at Public Health England.

I have experience of working with NTD control programmes in Ghana, Myanmar, Nigeria and Mozambique. 

Affiliations

Department of Disease Control
Faculty of Infectious and Tropical Diseases

Teaching

I help to design and deliver training workshops in QGIS and teach on the MSc modules Spatial Epidemiology in Public Health and Infectious Disease Agents and their Control.

Research

I am currently working with the AIM Initiative, which supports national NTD control programmes to strengthen and integrate their surveillance activities. Through this work, I hope to help increase the value and use of routine data sources for research purposes and for guiding integrated NTD control and case management activities.

Part of my role involves capacity strengthening through the delivery of training for public health teams in NTD-endemic countries.

I am also interested in the role of primary healthcare in the surveillance and case management of NTDs, and the impact of health service accessibility on disease detection and morbidity outcomes.

Research Area
Capacity strengthening
Disease control
Electronic health records
Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
Global Health
Discipline
Epidemiology
GIS/Spatial analysis
Operational research
Disease and Health Conditions
Infectious disease
Leprosy
Trachoma
Lymphatic filariasis
Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs)
Skin disease
Tropical diseases
Region
East Asia & Pacific (developing only)
Sub-Saharan Africa (developing only)

Selected Publications

Sustainable Surveillance of Neglected Tropical Diseases for the Post-Elimination Era.
Hatherell H-A; Simpson H; Baggaley RF; Hollingsworth TD; Pullan RL
2021
Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
Prevalence and intensity of soil-transmitted helminth infections of children in sub-Saharan Africa, 2000-18: a geospatial analysis.
Sartorius B; Cano J; Simpson H; Tusting LS; Marczak LB; Miller-Petrie MK; Kinvi B; Zoure H; Mwinzi P; Hay SI
2021
The Lancet. Global health
Mapping suitability for Buruli ulcer at fine spatial scales across Africa: A modelling study.
Simpson H; Tabah EN; Phillips RO; Frimpong M; Maman I; Ampadu E; Timothy J; Saunderson P; Pullan RL; Cano J
2021
PLoS neglected tropical diseases
Predicting the environmental suitability and population at risk of podoconiosis in Africa.
Deribe K; Simpson H; Pullan RL; Bosco MJ; Wanji S; Weaver ND; Murray CJL; Newport MJ; Hay SI; Davey G
2020
PLOS NEGLECTED TROPICAL DISEASES
Developing consensus of evidence to target case finding surveys for podoconiosis: a potentially forgotten disease in India
Simpson H; Panicker KN; George LS; Cano J; Newport MJ; Davey G; Deribe K
2020
Transactions of The Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
Mapping suitability for Buruli ulcer at fine spatial scales across Africa: a modelling study
Simpson H; Tabah EN; Phillips R; Frimpong M; Maman I; Timothy J; Saunderson P; Pullan RL; Cano J
2020
MedRxiv
Mapping the global distribution of podoconiosis: Applying an evidence consensus approach.
Deribe K; Simpson H; Cano J; Pigott DM; Weaver ND; Cromwell EA; Brady OJ; Pullan RL; Noor AM; Argaw D
2019
PLoS neglected tropical diseases
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