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Professor Sara Thomas

MB BS MSc PhD

Professor
of Infectious Disease Epidemiology

Room
Room 110

LSHTM
Keppel Street
London
WC1E 7HT
United Kingdom

Tel.
+44 (0)20 7927 2844

I trained originally as a doctor and then as an epidemiologist. I joined the School in 1996 and work on a range of research topics focusing on infections and vaccines. 

Affiliations

Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health
Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology

Teaching

I teach on a number of courses at the School, and I am a tutor for MSc Epidemiology. I am also the Programme Content Director for MSc Epidemiology (Distance Learning).

Research

I have worked on a variety of infectious disease and immunoepidemiology topics, including the epidemiology of varicella zoster virus, acute infections as triggers for cardiovascular events and the burden and outcomes of autoimmune disorders.  More recent work has focused on the use of linked electronic health records to investigate the epidemiology of infections and vaccines, and I lead the Electronic Health Records Theme of the NIHR Health Protection Research Unit in Immunisation. Other research interests include systematic reviews and methodological aspects of correlates of vaccine-induced protection. 

Research Area
Ageing
Child health
Clinical databases
Primary care
Systematic reviews
Vaccines
Electronic health records
Immunisation
Inequalities
Older people's health
Discipline
Immunoepidemiology
Pharmacoepidemiology
Epidemiology
Vaccinology
Disease and Health Conditions
Herpesviruses
Infectious disease
Influenza
Stroke
Country
United Kingdom
Region
Euro area

Selected Publications

Effectiveness of herpes zoster vaccination in an older United Kingdom population.
Walker, J.L. ; Andrews, N.J. ; Amirthalingam, G. ; Forbes, H. ; Langan, S.M. ; Thomas, S.L. ;
2018
Vaccine
Identifying social factors amongst older individuals in linked electronic health records: An assessment in a population based study.
Jain, A. ; van Hoek, A.J. ; Walker, J.L. ; Mathur, R. ; Smeeth, L. ; Thomas, S.L. ;
2017
PLoS One
Improved incidence estimates from linked versus stand-alone electronic health records.
Millett, E.R. ; Quint, J.K. ; De Stavola, B.L. ; Smeeth, L. ; Thomas, S.L. ;
2016
J Clin Epidemiol
Impact of the national rotavirus vaccination programme on acute gastroenteritis in England and associated costs averted.
Thomas, S.L. ; Walker, J.L. ; Fenty, J. ; Atkins, K.E. ; Elliot, A.J. ; Hughes, H.E. ; Stowe, J. ; Ladhani, S. ; Andrews, N.J. ;
2016
Vaccine
See all Professor Sara Thomas's Publications