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Dr Catherine Smith
  • Research Associate
  • Institute of Health Informatics
  • Faculty of Pop Health Sciences
Research Themes
Research Summary

I am an infectious disease epidemiologist currently working on an ESRC-funded programme grant, Preserving Antibiotics through Safe Stewardship. As part of this, I am running a large online community cohort study, Bug Watch, which aims to describe healthcare usage and antibiotic prescribing patterns amongst the general population in England for a range of acute common infections. I am also carrying out a study on the use of antibiotics in a large independent provider of care homes in the UK. 

Other projects that I have worked on recently include a randomised controlled trial assessing the use of a mobile app to support treatment of tuberculosis, and a study combining epidemiological information with whole genome sequencing to improve understanding of transmission of viruses in hospitals. 

In addition to epidemiological and statistical methods, I have expertise in geographic information systems and have developed interactive data visualisation tools to support infectious disease outbreak investigations. 

Teaching Summary

MSc modules:

  • Principles of Epidemiology Applied to Electronic Health Records Research (deputy module lead)
  • Public Health Data Science

Institute of Health Informatics short courses:

  • Introduction to R for Healthcare Researchers
  • Answering Clinical Research Using Electronic Health Records
  • Visualising Healthcare Research 

Health Informatics programme tutor
Academic Background
2017   Doctor of Philosophy University College London
2011   Master of Science London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
2009   Bachelor of Science University of Edinburgh
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