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Dr Susannah Woodd

MBChB MRCGP MSc

Research Fellow
Epidemiology

Room
103

LSHTM
Keppel Street
London
WC1E 7HT
United Kingdom

Tel.
020 79272850

My background is in medicine and I combine my role at the school with a part-time job as a general practitioner in South London. I started working at the school in September 2012 after completing the MSc in Public Health in Developing Countries. Prior to that I was head of the clinical department in a rural hospital in Malawi for nearly 5 years.  

Affiliations

Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health
Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology

Centres

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

Teaching

I teach on in-house courses in statistics, epidemiology and public health - Extended Epidemiology, Statistical Methods for Epidemiology, Applying Public Health Principles in Developing Countries (APHPDC)

Research

I am currently working on projects funded by the Soapbox Collaborative, a Scottish Charity aimed at understanding and improving clean birth practices to reduce maternal and newborn infections. My work has involved a feasibility study of clean birth kits in The Gambia, needs assessments of maternity units in The Gambia, Zanzibar, Malawi and Myanmar, DHS analysis of obstetric risk and facility delivery and formative research into behavioural determinants of hand hygiene among midwives in Zanzibar. 

I am currently conducting a systematic literature review of the burden of maternal peripartum infection and help to run an evaluation of a training in hospital cleaning in Tanzania.

Previously I worked on the NUSTART trial - an RCT of micronutrient and electrolyte supplements for malnourished HIV positive patients in Zambia and Tanzania.

Research Area
Clinical care
Hygiene
Maternal health
Primary care
Health workers
Behaviour change
Neonatal health
Discipline
Epidemiology
Medicine
Disease and Health Conditions
HIV/AIDS
Infectious disease
Sepsis
Country
Gambia, The
Malawi
Tanzania
Zambia
Region
Sub-Saharan Africa (developing only)

Selected Publications

Hand washing glove use, and avoiding recontamination before aseptic procedures at birth: A multicenter time-and-motion study conducted in Zanzibar.
Gon, G. ; de Bruin, M. ; de Barra, M. ; Ali, S.M. ; Campbell, O.M. ; Graham, W.J. ; Juma, M. ; Nash, S. ; Kilpatrick, C. ; Penn-Kekana, L. ; Virgo, S. ; Woodd, S. ;
2018
Am J Infect Control
Who Delivers Where? The effect of obstetric risk on facility delivery in East Africa.
Virgo, S. ; Gon, G. ; Cavallaro, F.L. ; Graham, W. ; Woodd, S. ;
2017
Trop Med Int Health
Maternal sepsis: Opportunity for improvement.
Firoz, T. ; Woodd, S.L. ;
2017
Obstet Med
Who Delivers without Water? A Multi Country Analysis of Water and Sanitation in the Childbirth Environment.
Gon, G. ; Restrepo-Méndez, M.C. ; Campbell, O.M. ; Barros, A.J. ; Woodd, S. ; Benova, L. ; Graham, W.J. ;
2016
PLoS One
Diversity and divergence: the dynamic burden of poor maternal health.
Graham, W. ; Woodd, S. ; Byass, P. ; Filippi, V. ; Gon, G. ; Virgo, S. ; Chou, D. ; Hounton, S. ; Lozano, R. ; Pattinson, R. ; Singh, S. ;
2016
Lancet
Risk factors for mortality among malnourished HIV-infected adults eligible for antiretroviral therapy.
Woodd, S.L. ; Kelly, P. ; Koethe, J.R. ; Praygod, G. ; Rehman, A.M. ; Chisenga, M. ; Siame, J. ; Heimburger, D.C. ; Friis, H. ; Filteau, S. ;
2016
BMC Infect Dis
Effects on mortality of a nutritional intervention for malnourished HIV-infected adults referred for antiretroviral therapy: a randomised controlled trial.
NUSTART (Nutritional Support for Africans Starting Antiretroviral Therapy) Study Team, . ; Filteau, S. ; PrayGod, G. ; Kasonka, L. ; Woodd, S. ; Rehman, A.M. ; Chisenga, M. ; Siame, J. ; Koethe, J.R. ; Changalucha, J. ; Michael, D. ; Kidola, J. ; Manno, D. ; Larke, N. ; Yilma, D. ; Heimburger, D.C. ; Friis, H. ; Kelly, P. ;
COLLABORATORS;
Filteau, S. ; Andersen, A.B. ; Changalucha, J. ; Friis, H. ; Heimburger, D.C. ; Kasonka, L. ; Kelly, P. ; Koethe, J.R. ; Manno, D. ; Larke, N. ; Rehman, A.M. ; Woodd, S. ; Yilma, D. ; Thurnham, D. ; Tomkins, A. ; PrayGod, G. ; Chisenga, M. ; Siame, J. ; Kidola, J. ; Michael, D. ; Mussa, K. ; Masilingi, C. ; Fue, E. ; Masesa, E. ; Mpandachalo, N. ; Kanunga, A. ; Munalula, L. ; Kapinda, B. ; Sikanyika, N. ; Mngara, J. ; Ogweno, G. ; Ikigo, P. ; Muchimba, M. ; Samwinga, M. ; Beacroft, L. ; Black, H. ; Smith, C.G. ; Chisenga, C. ; Hebie, M. ; Munkombwe, D. ; Sampson, G. ; Fernandez, Y. ; Wandore, G. ; Jonas, A. ; Mabuda, H.B. ; Adugna, W. ; Makandilo, S. ; Mubita, M. ; Mulenga, J. ;
2015
BMC Med
Home-based versus clinic-based care for patients starting antiretroviral therapy with low CD4+ cell counts: findings from a cluster-randomized trial.
Woodd, S.L. ; Grosskurth, H. ; Levin, J. ; Amuron, B. ; Namara, G. ; Birunghi, J. ; Coutinho, A. ; Jaffar, S. ;
2014
AIDS
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