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Prof David Osrin
  • Professor of Global Health
  • Institute for Global Health
  • Faculty of Pop Health Sciences

David is a Wellcome Trust Senior Research Fellow in Clinical Science, UCL Professor of Global Health, and Honorary Consultant at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children, based at the UCL Institute for Global Health, but living and working in south Asia since 1997.

Research Summary

David's work concentrates on child survival in developing countries. Research interests include maternal and newborn care and outcomes in poor communities, low birth weight, nutritional interventions to improve newborn survival, community mobilisation through participatory interventions, health service interventions to improve the quality and outcomes of maternal and neonatal care, field surveillance systems for pregnancy, neonatal and infant outcomes, and large-scale evaluation of public health interventions. He has conceived and collaborated on a number of cluster randomized controlled trials to improve newborn health and survival, in India, Nepal and Malawi. In recent years he has become increasingly involved in research on urban health, particularly of women and children in vulnerable communities. His primary current collaboration is with the Society for Nutrition, Education and Health Action (SNEHA) in Mumbai, India.

Teaching Summary

David has been teaching at UCL since 1999. He coordinated the UCL MSc module on perinatal epidemiology and newborn care until 2013, supervises PhD students and is a member of ethical and examination boards. He has been coordinating the UCL MSc module on urban health since 2014. He has contributed to the MRCPCH Mastercourse designed by the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, and textbooks of neonatology, maternity care in low-income countries and global health. 

01-FEB-2011 Wellcome Trust Senior Research Fellow in Clinical Science Institute of Child Health  , United Kingdom
01-SEP-2010 Reader in International Health Institute of Child Health  , United Kingdom
01-FEB-2007 – 31-JAN-2011 Wellcome Trust Career Development Fellow Institute of Child Health  , United Kingdom
Academic Background
2006 PhD Doctor of Philosophy – Child Health University College London
1999 MRCPCH Member of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health – Paediatrics To be updated
1997 DTM&H Diploma in Tropical Medicine and Hygiene – Clinical Medicine London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
1992 MRCP Member of the Royal College of Physicians – Clinical Medicine Royal College of Physicians
1990 MA Master of Arts To be updated
1990 MB Bachelor of Medicine University of Cambridge
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