About Us

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:

We look to share our research and expertise through:

LASER are based at the Department of Disease Control within the Faculty of Infectious and Tropical Disease at London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.


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