Dr Helen Strongman
BA MSc PhD
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 introductory module of LSHTM's Health Data Science MSc and deputy course organiser for the Systematic Reviews short course.
I lecture and facilitate practical sessions for these courses, and for the Extended Epidemiology and Statistical Methods in Epidemiology MSc modules. I tutor MSc Health Data Science and Epidemiology students and supervise in-house and distance learning MSc summer projects.