Dr Helen Strongman
I am an epidemiologist with expertise in using UK electronic health record data for research that informs healthcare policy. My NIHR Advanced fellowship focusses on developing methods and research programmes that use electronic health record data to improve access to diagnosis and care for people with rare or low profile health conditions. I am using the sleep disorders narcolepsy and sleep apnoea as initial examples. In my previous role at LSHTM, I investigated risk of cardiovascular disease in cancer survivors.
My research at LSHTM builds on my previous role supporting the development and use of UK electronic health care records at the Clinical Practice Research Datalink (CPRD). I have a PhD (by published work) in Health Sciences from Warwick University, an MSc in Modern Epidemiology from Imperial College London, a BA in Natural Sciences from Cambridge University, and previously worked in the global pharmaceutical industry. I am a Trustee & Director of Narcolepsy UK.
I am a module organiser for the "Thinking Like a Health Data Scientist" MSc module which covers key considerations and decisions that need to be made by health data scientists concerning ethics, information governance, data scope and quality. I also facilitate practical sessions for the Statistical Methods in Epidemiology MSc module and the Systematic Reviews & Meta-analysis short course. I am a PhD supervisor, tutor MSc Health Data Science students, and supervise in-house and distance learning MSc summer projects.