Dr Emily Webb

MMath MSc PhD

Associate Professor
in Medical Statistics and Epidemiology

Room G12

Keppel Street
United Kingdom

+44 (0)207 9272012

I have a degree in Maths from Somerville College, Oxford. I have a MSc in Medical Statistics and PhD in Bayesian Statistics from the University of Southampton. I joined the LSHTM in October 2008 after four years working at the Institute of Cancer Research.


Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology
Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health


Malaria Centre
Statistical Methodology
Tuberculosis (TB) Centre


I co-organise the distance-learning module EPM202 (Statistical Methods in Epidemiology). I also teach on the in-house courses Statistics for Epidemiology and Population Health (STEPH), Statistical Methods in Epidemiology (SME) and Advanced Statistical Methods in Epidemiology (ASME). I am a tutor for both the Epidemiology and Medical Statistics MSc courses.


I am a member of the Tropical Epidemiology Group in the Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology. Since joining LSHTM, my main research interests have been in infectious disease epidemiology in developing countries. I work on a number of studies, encompassing a diverse range of diseases and settings.

I am the trial statistician on the Entebbe Mother and Baby Study (EMaBS). This trial, located in Entebbe, Uganda, investigates the impact of helminth infections and their treatment during pregnancy on birth outcomes, illness and allergy events during infancy, and on immunological responses to childhood vaccinations.  I am also the statistician for the Lake Victoria Island Intervention Study on Worms and Allergy-related diseases (LaVIISWA), a cluster randomised trial investigating the effect of intensive anthelminthic treatment on allergy outcomes. I also work on studies in HIV/TB, malaria and child health.

Research Area
Child health
Clinical trials
Complex interventions
Infectious disease policy
Randomised controlled trials
Genetic epidemiology
Disease and Health Conditions
Infectious disease
Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs)
Gambia, The
Sub-Saharan Africa (all income levels)

Selected Publications

Helminths are positively associated with atopy and wheeze in Ugandan fishing communities: results from a cross-sectional survey.
Webb, E.L.; Nampijja, M.; Kaweesa, J.; Kizindo, R.; Namutebi, M.; Nakazibwe, E.; Oduru, G.; Kabubi, P.; Kabagenyi, J.; Nkurunungi, G.; Kizito, D.; Muhangi, L.; Akello, M.; Verweij, J.J.; Nerima, B.; Tukahebwa, E.; Elliott, A.M.; LaVIISWA trial team, .; COLLABORATORS;Sanya, R. ; Mirembe, B. ; Okello, J. ; Levin, J. ; Zziwa, C. ; Tumusiime, J. ; Sewankambo, M. ; Nsubuga, D. ; Cose, S. ; Wammes, L. ; Niwagaba, E. ; Kabami, G. ; Abayo, E. ; Muwonge, F. ; Abiriga, D. ; Nannozi, V. ; Kaweesa, J. ;
The Impact of an Intervention to Improve Malaria Care in Public Health Centers on Health Indicators of Children in Tororo, Uganda (PRIME): A Cluster-Randomized Trial.
Staedke, S.G.; Maiteki-Sebuguzi, C.; DiLiberto, D.D.; Webb, E.L.; Mugenyi, L.; Mbabazi, E.; Gonahasa, S.; Kigozi, S.P.; Willey, B.A.; Dorsey, G.; Kamya, M.R.; Chandler, C.I.;
Am J Trop Med Hyg
The Lake Victoria island intervention study on worms and allergy-related diseases (LaVIISWA): study protocol for a randomised controlled trial.
Nampijja, M. ; Webb, E.L. ; Kaweesa, J. ; Kizindo, R. ; Namutebi, M. ; Nakazibwe, E. ; Oduru, G. ; Kabuubi, P. ; Kabagenyi, J. ; Kizito, D. ; Muhangi, L. ; Akello, M. ; Verweij, J.J. ; Nerima, B. ; Tukahebwa, E. ; Elliott, A.M. ; LaVIISWA trial team, . ;
Uptake, Accuracy, Safety, and Linkage into Care over Two Years of Promoting Annual Self-Testing for HIV in Blantyre, Malawi: A Community-Based Prospective Study.
Choko, A.T. ; MacPherson, P. ; Webb, E.L. ; Willey, B.A. ; Feasy, H. ; Sambakunsi, R. ; Mdolo, A. ; Makombe, S.D. ; Desmond, N. ; Hayes, R. ; Maheswaran, H. ; Corbett, E.L. ;
PLoS Med
Maternal HIV infection and other factors associated with growth outcomes of HIV-uninfected infants in Entebbe, Uganda.
Muhangi, L. ; Lule, S.A. ; Mpairwe, H. ; Ndibazza, J. ; Kizza, M. ; Nampijja, M. ; Nakazibwe, E. ; Kihembo, M. ; Elliott, A.M. ; Webb, E.L. ;
Public Health Nutr
The Effect of Anthelmintic Treatment During Pregnancy on HIV Plasma Viral Load: Results From a Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Trial in Uganda.
Webb, E.L. ; Kyosiimire-Lugemwa, J. ; Kizito, D. ; Nkurunziza, P. ; Lule, S. ; Muhangi, L. ; Muwanga, M. ; Kaleebu, P. ; Elliott, A.M. ;
J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr
Effect of single-dose anthelmintic treatment during pregnancy on an infant's response to immunisation and on susceptibility to infectious diseases in infancy: a randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial.
Webb, E.L.; Mawa, P.A.; Ndibazza, J.; Kizito, D.; Namatovu, A.; Kyosiimire-Lugemwa, J.; Nanteza, B.; Nampijja, M.; Muhangi, L.; Woodburn, P.W.; Akurut, H.; Mpairwe, H.; Akello, M.; Lyadda, N.; Bukusuba, J.; Kihembo, M.; Kizza, M.; Kizindo, R.; Nabulime, J.; Ameke, C.; Namujju, P.B.; Tweyongyere, R.; Muwanga, M.; Whitworth, J.A.; Elliott, A.M.;
Meta-analysis of genome-wide association data identifies four new susceptibility loci for colorectal cancer.
Houlston, R.S.; Webb, E.; Broderick, P.; Pittman, A.M.; Di Bernardo, M.C.; Lubbe, S.; Chandler, I.; Vijayakrishnan, J.; Sullivan, K.; Penegar, S.; Colorectal Cancer Association Study Consortium, .; Carvajal-Carmona, L.; Howarth, K.; Jaeger, E.; Spain, S.L.; Walther, A.; Barclay, E.; Martin, L.; Gorman, M.; Domingo, E.; Teixeira, A.S.; CoRGI Consortium, .; Kerr, D.; Cazier, J.B.; Niittymäki, I.; Tuupanen, S.; Karhu, A.; Aaltonen, L.A.; Tomlinson, I.P.; Farrington, S.M.; Tenesa, A.; Prendergast, J.G.; Barnetson, R.A.; Cetnarskyj, R.; Porteous, M.E.; Pharoah, P.D.; Koessler, T.; Hampe, J.; Buch, S.; Schafmayer, C.; Tepel, J.; Schreiber, S.; Völzke, H.; Chang-Claude, J.; Hoffmeister, M.; Brenner, H.; Zanke, B.W.; Montpetit, A.; Hudson, T.J.; Gallinger, S.; International Colorectal Cancer Genetic Association Consortium, .; Campbell, H.; Dunlop, M.G.;
Nat Genet
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