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Miss Kerry Wong

MSc

Research Degree Student
Epidemiology and Population Health

Room
LG22

LSHTM
Keppel Street
London
WC1E 7HT
United Kingdom

Kerry holds a MSc in Biostatistics (University of Melbourne). She first joined the School in 2015 to start her PhD. Her research aims to address equity issues of physical accessibility to health services in low-resource settings. She is also a Research Fellow in Health Statistics on the Maternal healthcare markets Evaluation Team (MET). Before joining the School, Kerry worked to support a wide range of projects as a data manager and statistician at the International Centre for Equity in Health and the World Health Organization. 

Affiliations

Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health
Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology

Centres

Centre for Evaluation
Maternal, Adolescent, Reproductive & Child Health (MARCH)

Research

Kerry is keen to study health service provision, reproductive health and inequality in health in low-resource settings using quantitative methods. Her PhD focuses on the spatial relation underlying poverty, health service provision and healthcare utilization in sub-Saharan Africa. 

Kerry has also developed an interest in spatial epidemiology, and the application of GIS technologies and geostatistics in population health research. 

Research Area
Child health
Health impact analysis
Health inequalities
Health outcomes
Health services research
Public health
Sexual health
Social and structural determinants of health
Statistical methods
Adolescent health
Equity
Evaluation
Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
Global Health
Health services
Impact evaluation
Inequalities
Implementation research
Reproductive health
Spatial analysis
Discipline
Demography
Development studies
Epidemiology
GIS/Spatial analysis
Statistics
Social Policy
Region
East Asia & Pacific (developing only)
Latin America & Caribbean (developing only)
Least developed countries: UN classification
Middle East & North Africa (developing only)
South Asia
Sub-Saharan Africa (developing only)

Selected Publications

How equitable is social franchising? Case studies of three maternal healthcare franchises in Uganda and India.
Haemmerli, M. ; Santos, A. ; Penn-Kekana, L. ; Lange, I. ; Matovu, F. ; Benova, L. ; Wong, K.L.M. ; Goodman, C. ;
2018
Health Policy Plan
Why not? Understanding the spatial clustering of private facility-based delivery and financial reasons for homebirths in Nigeria.
Wong, K.L.M. ; Radovich, E. ; Owolabi, O.O. ; Campbell, O.M.R. ; Brady, O.J. ; Lynch, C.A. ; Benova, L. ;
2018
BMC Health Serv Res
Pathways to increased coverage: an analysis of time trends in contraceptive need and use among adolescents and young women in Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, and Uganda.
Dennis, M.L. ; Radovich, E. ; Wong, K.L.M. ; Owolabi, O. ; Cavallaro, F.L. ; Mbizvo, M.T. ; Binagwaho, A. ; Waiswa, P. ; Lynch, C.A. ; Benova, L. ;
2017
Reprod Health
Comparing the use and content of antenatal care in adolescent and older first-time mothers in 13 countries of west Africa: a cross-sectional analysis of Demographic and Health Surveys
Owolabi, O.O.; Wong, K.L.M.; Dennis, M.L.; Radovich, E.; Cavallaro, F.L.; Lynch, C.A.; Fatusi, A.; Sombie, I.; Benova, L.
2017
The Lancet Child & Adolescent Health
See all Miss Kerry Wong's Publications