Photo of some of the ALPHA members at a recent workshop

Some of the ALPHA members at a recent workshop


Emma Slaymaker: Epidemiologist / Statistician, LSHTM Associate Professor – specialises in the attributable mortality estimation and distribution of HIV+ deaths by cause.

Jim Todd: Statistician / public health epidemiologist, LSHTM Professor of Applied Biostatistics – advises the estimation of service coverage and comparison of the mortality estimates across study sites with national mortality estimates and statistics generated by the ART programmes.

Georges Reniers: Demographer / statistician, LSHTM Associate Professor – specialises in the linkage of data between clinic and community for the ALPHA Network.

Sam Clark: Demographer / statistician, University of Washington Associate Professor – specialises in the methodological improvements to the diagnosis of Verbal Autopsy (VA) data and probabilistic record linkage.

Vicky Hosegood: Southampton University Reader in Demography in Social Sciences – specialises in Demographic Surveillance Systems (DSS) and cohort studies in South Africa, Zimbabwe, Uganda, Tanzania, Malawi and Kenya.

Affiliated Researchers

Clara Calvert: Epidemiologist / Demographer, LSHTM Assistant Professor – responsible for the methodological improvements to the diagnosis of adult Verbal Autopsy (VA) data.

Chifundu Kanjala: Data Manager / Documentalist, LSHTM Technician – provides support for the documentation of data and transformations.

Milly Marston: Demographer / Statistician, LSHTM Assistant Professor – responsible for the development of the classification of HIV service use in the community (namely, person-years exposure to risk of dying).

Katie Risher: Epidemiologist, LSHTM Research Fellow – conducts analyses modelling HIV incidence, sexual behaviour, and recency assays.

Malebogo Tlhajoane: Epidemiologist, LSHTM Research Fellow – works on analyses related to HIV sexual risk behaviours and cross-sectional incidence assays.

Keith Tomlin: Data Manager, LSHTM Assistant Professor – oversees the management of the harmonised data resource from study sites.

Alison Wringe: Public Health Epidemiologist, LSHTM Associate Professor – involved in the guidelines for the context studies (i.e. Bottleneck Sub-study etc), and interpreting the results of the policy reviews and facility surveys.

ALPHA Administrator

Frankie Liew: LSHTM Overseas Projects Coordinator – oversees the monitoring of the budget, financial reporting, workshop organisation, travel bookings and general administration of the ALPHA Network programme.

ALPHA Network study site leaders / representatives:

  1. Tom Lutalo (Rakai)
  2. Robert Newton (Masaka)
  3. Daniel Kwaro (Kisumu)
  4. Abdhalah Ziraba (Nairobi)
  5. Mark Urassa (Kisesa)
  6. Eveline Guebbels (Ifakara)
  7. Mia Crampin (Karonga)
  8. Simon Gregson (Manicaland)
  9. Xavier Gomez-Olive (Agincourt)
  10. Kobus Herbst (Umkhanyakude)

Scientific Advisory Committee (SAC)

The SAC consists of site leaders, co-applicants and three external members. External members currently on the SAC are:

Peter Ghys, Director, Strategic Information and Evaluation Department, UNAIDS
Ties Boerma, Director of the Department of Health Statistics and Information Systems, World Health Organization, Switzerland, WHO
Timothy Mah, Senior Advisor, HIV Prevention – Global Health Fellows Program, USAID

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