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Professor Liam Smeeth

MBChB FRCGP FFPH FRCP MSc PhD FMedSci

Director

LSHTM
Keppel Street
London
WC1E 7HT
United Kingdom

Tel.
020 7927 2296

Fax.
020 7580 6897

I am professor of clinical epidemiology and Director of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. I am also a clinician in NHS general practice. During my career I have has been supported by fellowships from MRC, NIHR and Wellcome. I was previously a Trustee of the British Heart Foundation and a non-executive director of the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency. I am a member of the strategic oversight committee for UK Biobank and an elected Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences. 

Affiliations

Executive Office
Professional Support Services

Teaching

I am involved in a range of teaching activities across LSHTM.

Research

Much of my research was based on making better use of computerised clinical data for research. I co-led the creation of the OpenSafely resource in response to the Covid pandemic and helped lead the creation of the 100 million cohort in Brazil. My broad interests include disease aetiology, drug effects, genetics, health and climate change, and non-communicable diseases in low income settings. 

Selected Publications

Understanding the pathogenesis of lean non-autoimmune diabetes in an African population with newly diagnosed diabetes.
Kibirige D; Sekitoleko I; Lumu W; Jones AG; Hattersley AT; Smeeth L; Nyirenda MJ
2022
Diabetologia
Mortality from Congenital Zika Syndrome - Nationwide Cohort Study in Brazil.
Paixao ES; Cardim LL; Costa MCN; Brickley EB; de Carvalho-Sauer RCO; Carmo EH; Andrade RFS; Rodrigues MS; Veiga RV; Costa LC
2022
The New England journal of medicine
The effect of statins on muscle symptoms in primary care: the StatinWISE series of 200 N-of-1 RCTs.
Herrett E; Williamson E; Brack K; Perkins A; Thayne A; Shakur-Still H; Roberts I; Prowse D; Beaumont D; Jamal Z
2021
Health technology assessment (Winchester, England)
Factors associated with COVID-19-related death using OpenSAFELY.
Williamson EJ; Walker AJ; Bhaskaran K; Bacon S; Bates C; Morton CE; Curtis HJ; Mehrkar A; Evans D; Inglesby P
2020
Nature
Data Resource Profile: Clinical Practice Research Datalink (CPRD).
Herrett E; Gallagher AM; Bhaskaran K; Forbes H; Mathur R; van Staa T; Smeeth L
2015
International journal of epidemiology
MMR vaccination and pervasive developmental disorders: a case-control study.
Smeeth L; Cook C; Fombonne E; Heavey L; Rodrigues LC; Smith PG; Hall AJ
2004
Lancet
Risk of myocardial infarction and stroke after acute infection or vaccination.
Smeeth L; Thomas SL; Hall AJ; Hubbard R; Farrington P; Vallance P
2004
The New England journal of medicine
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