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Prof Peter Smith

Professor of Tropical Epidemiology

United Kingdom

Peter Smith is Professor of Tropical Epidemiology. He joined LSHTM in 1979 to head the MRC Tropical Epidemiology Unit (now MRC International Statistics & Epidemiology Group) and headed the Department (now Faculty) of Epidemiology and Population Sciences from 1990-96. He headed the Department (now Faculty) of Infectious and Tropical Diseases from its formation in 1997 until 2002. He graduated in mathematics from City University, London and joined the Medical Research Council's Statistical Research Unit in 1965. Since then he has worked on various aspects of epidemiological and statistical research in: MRC Clinical and Population Cytogenetics Research Unit, Edinburgh (1967-69); Makerere University Medical School, Uganda (1970-71); International Agency for Research on Cancer, Lyon, France and Uganda (1971-72); Imperial Cancer Research Fund Cancer Epidemiology Unit, Oxford (1972-79); Harvard School of Public Health, Boston (1987); and the Tropical Diseases Research Programme of WHO, Geneva (1987). He served on, then chaired, the UK Spongiform Encephalopathy Advisory Committee, which advised the government on BSE and vCJD from 1996 to 2002, and was a Governor of the Wellcome Trust from 2005 to 2014. He currently serves on, or chairs, a number of international scientific advisory committees, including EDCTP and CEPI and several for the World Health Organisation, including the WHO SAGE Working group on SARS-CoV-2 vaccines and the SAGE Working Group on malaria vaccines.

Affiliations

Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology and International Health
Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health

Centres

Centre for Evaluation
Malaria Centre
TB Centre
Vaccine Centre

Research

Large-scale intervention studies in LMICs.
Vaccines

Selected Publications

Estimating the proportion of vaccine-induced hospitalized dengue cases among Dengvaxia vaccinees in the Philippines.
FLASCHE, S; WILDER-SMITH, A; Hombach, J; SMITH, PG;
2019
Wellcome open research
Sensitivity and negative predictive value for a rapid dengue test.
FLASCHE, S; SMITH, PG;
2019
The Lancet. Infectious diseases
Deliberations of the Strategic Advisory Group of Experts on Immunization on the use of CYD-TDV dengue vaccine.
WILDER-SMITH, A; Hombach, J; Ferguson, N; Selgelid, M; O'Brien, K; Vannice, K; Barrett, A; Ferdinand, E; FLASCHE, S; Guzman, M; Novaes, HM; Ng, L-C; SMITH, PG; Tharmaphornpilas, P; Yoon, I-K; Cravioto, A; Farrar, J; Nolan, TM;
2018
The Lancet infectious diseases
Case-control vaccine effectiveness studies: Data collection, analysis and reporting results.
Verani, JR; Baqui, AH; Broome, CV; Cherian, T; Cohen, C; Farrar, JL; Feikin, DR; Groome, MJ; Hajjeh, RA; JOHNSON, HL; Madhi, SA; MULHOLLAND, K; O'Brien, KL; Parashar, UD; Patel, MM; RODRIGUES, LC; Santosham, M; SCOTT, JA; SMITH, PG; Sommerfelt, H; Tate, JE; Victor, JC; Whitney, CG; Zaidi, AK; Zell, ER;
2017
Vaccine
Case-control vaccine effectiveness studies: Preparation, design, and enrollment of cases and controls.
Verani, JR; Baqui, AH; Broome, CV; Cherian, T; Cohen, C; Farrar, JL; Feikin, DR; Groome, MJ; Hajjeh, RA; JOHNSON, HL; Madhi, SA; MULHOLLAND, K; O'Brien, KL; Parashar, UD; Patel, MM; RODRIGUES, LC; Santosham, M; SCOTT, JA; SMITH, PG; Sommerfelt, H; Tate, JE; Victor, JC; Whitney, CG; Zaidi, AK; Zell, ER;
2017
Vaccine
Evaluation of Convalescent Plasma for Ebola Virus Disease in Guinea.
Van Griensven, J; EDWARDS, T; De Lamballerie, X; Semple, MG; Gallian, P; Baize, S; Horby, PW; Raoul, H; Magassouba, N; Antierens, A; Lomas, C; Faye, O; Sall, AA; Fransen, K; Buyze, J; Ravinetto, R; Tiberghien, P; Claeys, Y; De Crop, M; Lynen, L; Bah, EI; SMITH, PG; Delamou, A; De Weggheleire, A; Haba, N; ... Ebola-Tx Consortium,
2016
The New England journal of medicine
Field Trials of Health Interventions: A Toolbox
SMITH, PG; Morrow, RH; ROSS, DA;
2015
OUP Oxford
Placebo use in vaccine trials: recommendations of a WHO expert panel.
Rid, A; Saxena, A; Baqui, AH; Bhan, A; Bines, J; Bouesseau, M-C; Caplan, A; Colgrove, J; Dhai, A; Gomez-Diaz, R; Green, SK; Kang, G; Lagos, R; Loh, P; London, AJ; MULHOLLAND, K; Neels, P; Pitisuttithum, P; Sarr, SC; Selgelid, M; Sheehan, M; SMITH, PG;
2014
Vaccine
The Virtual Child.
Gilbertson, RJ; Behjati, S; Böttcher, A-L; Bronner, ME; Burridge, M; Clausing, H; Clifford, H; Danaher, T; Donovan, LK; Drost, J; Eggermont, AM M; Emerson, C; Flores, MG; Hamerlik, P; Jabado, N; Jones, A; Kaessmann, H; Kleinman, CL; Kool, M; Kutscher, LM; Lindberg, G; Linnane, E; Marioni, JC; Maris, JM; Monje, M; ... Pfister, SM.
2024
Cancer discovery
Malaria vaccines for children: and now there are two.
Moorthy, V; Hamel, MJ; SMITH, PG;
2024
Lancet (London, England)
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