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Dr Lucy Tusting

MSc PhD

Associate Professor

Room
412

LSHTM
Keppel Street
London
WC1E 7HT
United Kingdom

Tel.
+44 (0)207 927 2133

Lucy is an infectious disease epidemiologist who specialises in the control of malaria and other vector-borne diseases. She uses epidemiological and statistical methods to evaluate risk factors and disease control strategies, with a particular interest in housing and the environment. Lucy holds an MRC fellowship to investigate the role of housing improvements in malaria control in sub-Saharan Africa.

Lucy was previously a research fellow with the Malaria Atlas Project at the Big Data Institute, University of Oxford (2016-2018). She has a PhD (2016) and MSc (2010, Distinction) from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine.

Lucy is co-director of the BOVA Network (Building Out Vector Borne Diseases in sub-Saharan Africa). She serves on the management board of the Centre on Climate Change and Planetary Health and the Global Vector Hub at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. From 2017-2020 she was Chair of the Roll Back Malaria Partnership's working group on Vector-Borne Diseases and the Built Environment.


Affiliations

Faculty of Infectious and Tropical Diseases
Department of Disease Control

Centres

Malaria Centre
Centre on Climate Change and Planetary Health

Teaching

Lucy teaches across a number of courses and programmes at LSHTM. She is Module Organiser for 3176 Integrated Vector Management. She lectures and tutors on the MSc modules Epidemiology and Control of Malaria and the Diploma in Tropical Medicine & Hygiene. She tutors students undertaking the MSc Control of Infectious Diseases and supervises summer projects across several MSc courses.

Lucy supervises a PhD project on rice growing and malaria vectors in Bouake, Côte d’Ivoire.

Lucy is always willing to hear from students, please do get in touch if you would like to discuss your ideas.

Research

Lucy's research output can be viewed on Google Scholar.

Research Area
Child health
Health inequalities
Public health
Social and structural determinants of health
Systematic reviews
Disease control
Environmental Health
Housing
Vector control
Discipline
Development studies
Epidemiology
Vector biology
Disease and Health Conditions
Infectious disease
Malaria
Vector borne disease
Country
The Gambia
Tanzania
Uganda
Region
South Asia
Sub-Saharan Africa (all income levels)

Selected Publications

Recommendations for building out mosquito-transmitted diseases in sub-Saharan Africa: The DELIVER mnemonic
Lindsay SW; Davies M; Alabaster G; Altamirano H; Jatta E; Jawara M; Carrasco-Tenezaca M; Von Seidlein L; Shenton FC; Tusting LS
2021
Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences
Prevalence and intensity of soil-transmitted helminth infections of children in sub-Saharan Africa, 2000-18: a geospatial analysis.
Sartorius B; Cano J; Simpson H; Tusting LS; Marczak LB; Miller-Petrie MK; Kinvi B; Zoure H; Mwinzi P; Hay SI
2021
The Lancet. Global health
The Role of the Private Sector in Supporting Malaria Control in Resource Development Settings.
Jones RT; Tusting LS; Smith HMP; Segbaya S; Macdonald MB; Bangs MJ; Logan JG
2020
J Infect Dis
Old age is associated with decreased wealth in rural villages in Mtwara, Tanzania: findings from a cross-sectional survey.
Mshamu S; Peerawaranun P; Kahabuka C; Deen J; Tusting L; Lindsay SW; Knudsen J; Mukaka M; von Seidlein L
2020
TROPICAL MEDICINE & INTERNATIONAL HEALTH
The COVID-19 pandemic should not derail global vector control efforts.
Seelig F; Bezerra H; Cameron M; Hii J; Hiscox A; Irish S; Jones RT; Lang T; Lindsay SW; Lowe R
2020
PLOS NEGLECTED TROPICAL DISEASES
Environmental temperature and growth faltering in African children: a cross-sectional study.
Tusting LS; Bradley J; Bhatt S; Gibson HS; Weiss DJ; Shenton FC; Lindsay SW
2020
Lancet Planetary Health
Housing and child health in sub-Saharan Africa: A cross-sectional analysis.
Tusting LS; Gething PW; Gibson HS; Greenwood B; Knudsen J; Lindsay SW; Bhatt S
2020
PLoS medicine
Reduced mosquito survival in metal-roof houses may contribute to a decline in malaria transmission in sub-Saharan Africa.
Lindsay SW; Jawara M; Mwesigwa J; Achan J; Bayoh N; Bradley J; Kandeh B; Kirby MJ; Knudsen J; Macdonald M
2019
Scientific reports
Household and maternal risk factors for malaria in pregnancy in a highly endemic area of Uganda: a prospective cohort study.
Okiring J; Olwoch P; Kakuru A; Okou J; Ochokoru H; Ochieng TA; Kajubi R; Kamya MR; Dorsey G; Tusting LS
2019
Malaria Journal
Research agenda for preventing mosquito-transmitted diseases through improving the built environment in sub-Saharan Africa
Shenton FC; Addissie A; Alabaster G; Baziwe D; Carrasco Tenezaca M; Chinula D; Jatta E; Jawara M; Jones R; Knudsen J
2019
Cities & Health
Mapping changes in housing in sub-Saharan Africa from 2000 to 2015.
Tusting LS; Bisanzio D; Alabaster G; Cameron E; Cibulskis R; Davies M; Flaxman S; Gibson HS; Knudsen J; Mbogo C
2019
Nature
Knowledge gaps in the construction of rural healthy homes: A research agenda for improved low-cost housing in hot-humid Africa
von Seidlein L; Wood H; Brittain OS; Tusting L; Bednarz A; Mshamu S; Kahabuka C; Deen J; Bell D; Lindsay SW
2019
PLOS MEDICINE
The impact of industrial activities on vector-borne disease transmission.
Jones RT; Tusting LS; Smith HMP; Segbaya S; Macdonald MB; Bangs MJ; Logan JG
2018
Acta tropica
Rapid improvements to rural Ugandan housing and their association with malaria from intense to reduced transmission: a cohort study.
Rek JC; Alegana V; Arinaitwe E; Cameron E; Kamya MR; Katureebe A; Lindsay SW; Kilama M; Staedke SG; Todd J
2018
The lancet Planetary health
The associations between malaria, interventions, and the environment: a systematic review and meta-analysis.
Sadoine ML; Smargiassi A; Ridde V; Tusting LS; Zinszer K
2018
Malaria journal
A global map of travel time to cities to assess inequalities in accessibility in 2015.
Weiss DJ; Nelson A; Gibson HS; Temperley W; Peedell S; Lieber A; Hancher M; Poyart E; Belchior S; Fullman N
2018
NATURE
Expanding the Vector Control Toolbox for Malaria Elimination: A Systematic Review of the Evidence.
Williams YA; Tusting LS; Hocini S; Graves PM; Killeen GF; Kleinschmidt I; Okumu FO; Feachem RGA; Tatarsky A; Gosling RD
2018
Adv Parasitol
Going beyond personal protection against mosquito bites to eliminate malaria transmission: population suppression of malaria vectors that exploit both human and animal blood.
Killeen GF; Kiware SS; Okumu FO; Sinka ME; Moyes CL; Massey NC; Gething PW; Marshall JM; Chaccour CJ; Tusting LS
2017
BMJ global health
Housing Improvements and Malaria Risk in Sub-Saharan Africa: A Multi-Country Analysis of Survey Data.
Tusting LS; Bottomley C; Gibson H; Kleinschmidt I; Tatem AJ; Lindsay SW; Gething PW
2017
PLoS medicine
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