The London Applied & Spatial Epidemiology Research (LASER) group combines expertise in the fields of spatial statistics and GIS technology, quantitative epidemiology and operational research to build the evidence-base around diseases of poverty and the communities they affect. Meet the team
LASER’s research portfolio focuses on community and school health, malaria and Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) – in particular, soil transmitted helminths, schistosomiasis, lymphatic filariasis and trachoma. Generally affecting the very poor, these diseases are termed ‘neglected’ due to their lack of visibility and recognition. Yet they have a devastating impact on millions of people worldwide.
Our research includes:
- The Global Atlas of Helminth Infections , an open access resource mapping the geographical distribution of NTDs transmitted by worms.
- The TUMIKIA project, a large-scale impact evaluation investigating deworming strategies in Kenya.
- The Learner Treatment Kit Project, an evaluation of school-based malaria diagnosis and treatment by teachers in Malawi.
We look to share our research and expertise through: