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Professor Helen Weiss

MSc DPhil

Professor
of Epidemiology and Director of the MRC Tropical Epidemiology Group

Room
Room 112

LSHTM
Keppel Street
London
WC1E 7HT
United Kingdom

Helen joined the School in 1997, and is a statistical epidemiologist in the MRC Tropical Epidemiology Group. Prior to coming to the School, Helen studied cancer epidemiology, having obtained her PhD at the Imperial Cancer Research Fund in Oxford, followed by a post-doctoral position at the National Cancer Institute, USA. 

Affiliations

Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology
Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health

Centres

Maternal, Adolescent, Reproductive & Child Health (MARCH)
Global Mental Health

Teaching

Helen teaches epidemiology and statistics on several study units, and co-organises the Advanced Course in Epidemiological Analysis which runs each September, with Liz Allen and Clare Gilham.

Research

Helen's research focuses on sexual health, HIV infection, global mental health and adolescent health. She has collaborated on many observational and intervention studies, including recently studies of interventions to improve uptake of testing, linkage-to-care and adherence particularly among young people in southern Africa. Work on mental health includes randomised trials to evaluate the effectiveness of lay health-worker delivered counselling interventions for depression, anxiety and alcohol use disorders.

Helen has a particular interest in adolescent health, including menstrual hygiene management as well as mental health and HIV, and is co-lead for the MARCH Centre Adolescent Theme. 

Research Area
Clinical trials
Complex interventions
Sexual health
Statistical methods
Systematic reviews
Adolescent health
Alcohol
Evaluation
Global Health
Impact evaluation
Randomised controlled trials
Discipline
Epidemiology
Statistics
Disease and Health Conditions
Addiction
Eye diseases
Herpesviruses
HIV/AIDS
Infectious disease
Mental health
Sexually transmitted disease
Trachoma
Cervical cancer
Sexually transmitted infection
Country
Burkina Faso
India
Qatar
Tanzania
Uganda
South Africa
Zimbabwe
Region
Least developed countries: UN classification
Middle East & North Africa (all income levels)
South Asia
Sub-Saharan Africa (all income levels)

Selected Publications

Complications of circumcision in male neonates, infants and children: a systematic review.
Weiss, H.A.; Larke, N.; Halperin, D.; Schenker, I.;
2010
BMC Urol
Long-Term Impact of Acyclovir Suppressive Therapy on Genital and Plasma HIV RNA in Tanzanian Women: A Randomized Controlled Trial.
Tanton, C.; Weiss, H.A.; Rusizoka, M.; Legoff, J.; Changalucha, J.; Baisley, K.; Mugeye, K.; Everett, D.; Belec, L.; Clayton, T.C.; Ross, D.A.; Hayes, R.J.; Watson-Jones, D.;
2010
J Infect Dis
Impact of Acyclovir on Genital and Plasma HIV-1 RNA, Genital Herpes Simplex Virus Type 2 DNA, and Ulcer Healing among HIV-1-Infected African Women with Herpes Ulcers: A Randomized Placebo-Controlled Trial.
Mayaud, P.; Legoff, J.; Weiss, H.A.; Grésenguet, G.; Nzambi, K.; Bouhlal, H.; Frost, E.; Pépin, J.; Malkin, J.E.; Hayes, R.J.; Mabey, D.C.; Bélec, L.; ANRS 1212 Study Group, .;
2009
J Infect Dis
Effect of Herpes Simplex Suppression on Incidence of HIV among Women in Tanzania.
Watson-Jones, D.; Weiss, H.A.; Rusizoka, M.; Changalucha, J.; Baisley, K.; Mugeye, K.; Tanton, C.; Ross, D.; Everett, D.; Clayton, T.; Balira, R.; Knight, L.; Hambleton, I.; Le Goff, J.; Belec, L.; Hayes, R.;
2008
N Engl J Med
Reduction of HIV-1 RNA levels with therapy to suppress herpes simplex virus.
Nagot, N. ; Ouédraogo, A. ; Foulongne, V. ; Konaté, I. ; Weiss, H.A. ; Vergne, L. ; Defer, M.C. ; Djagbaré, D. ; Sanon, A. ; Andonaba, J.B. ; Becquart, P. ; Segondy, M. ; Vallo, R. ; Sawadogo, A. ; Van de Perre, P. ; Mayaud, P. ; ANRS 1285 Study Group, . ;
2007
N Engl J Med
Herpes simplex virus 2 infection increases HIV acquisition in men and women: systematic review and meta-analysis of longitudinal studies.
Freeman, E.E.; Weiss, H.A.; Glynn, J.R.; Cross, P.L.; Whitworth, J.A.; Hayes, R.J.;
2006
AIDS
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