Latest Publications


Moore, Harriet, Hill, Bartholomew, Siriwardena, Niro, Thomas, Chris, Gussy, Mark, Spaight, Robert, Law, Graham and Tanser, Frank (2022) An exploration of factors characterising unusual spatial clusters of COVID-19 cases in the East Midlands region, UK: A geospatial analysis of ambulance 999 data. Landscapes and Urban Planning, 219. p. 104299. ISSN 0169-2046

Moore, Harriet Elizabeth, Siriwardena, Aloysius Niroshan, Gussy, Mark, Hill, Bartholomew, Tanser, Frank and Spaight, Robert (2022) Exploring the Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Male Mental Health Emergencies Attended by Ambulances During the First National “Lockdown” in the East Midlands of the United Kingdom. American Journal of Men's Health. ISSN 1557-9883


Carpenter, Lauren, Gibbs, Lisa, Magarey, Anthea et al (2021) Nutrition and oral health in early childhood: associations with formal and informal childcare. Public Health Nutrition, 24 (6). pp. 1438-1448. ISSN 1368-9800

Curtis, Ffion, Laparidou, Despina, Bridle, Christopher et al (2021) Effects of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy on insomnia in adults with tinnitus: systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials. Sleep Medicine Reviews, 56 . p. 101405. ISSN 1087-0792

El Nsouli, Dayana, Ahmadi, Keivan, Nelson, David et al (2021) A protocol for a systematic review evaluating the effectiveness of pharmacy-involved IPE activities using Kirkpatrick’s Four Level Evaluation Model. PROSPERO: International Prospective Register of Systematic Reviews.

Inghels, Maxime, Kouassi, Arsène Kra, Niangoran, Serge et al (2021) Telephone peer recruitment and interviewing during a respondent-driven sampling (RDS) survey: feasibility and field experience from the first phone-based RDS survey among men who have sex with men in Côte d’Ivoire. BMC Medical Research Methodology, 21 (1). ISSN 1471-2288

Kim, Hana, Tanser, Frank, Tomita, Andrew et al (2021) Beyond HIV prevalence: identifying people living with HIV within underserved areas in South Africa. BMJ Global Health, 6 (4). e004089. ISSN 2059-7908

Laparidou, Despina, Curtis, Ffion, Akanuwe, Joseph et al (2021) Patients’ experiences and perceptions of Guillain-Barré syndrome: A systematic review and meta-synthesis of qualitative research. PLoS ONE. ISSN 1932-6203

Iurilli, Maria LC, Zhou, Bin, Bennett, James E et al (2021) Heterogeneous contributions of change in population distribution of body mass index to change in obesity and underweight. eLife, 10 . e60060. ISSN 2050-084X

Mthiyane, NondumisoHarling, GuyChimbindi, Natsayi et al (2021) Common mental disorders and HIV status in the context of DREAMS among adolescent girls and young women in rural KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. BMC Public Health, 21 (1). p. 478. ISSN 1471-2458

Moodley, Yoshan, Tomita, Andrew, de Oliveira, Tulio et al (2021) HIV viral load and pregnancy loss: Results from a population-based cohort study in rural KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. AIDS, 35 (5). pp. 829-833. ISSN 0269-9370

Moore, HarrietHill, BartholomewSiriwardena, Niro et al (2021) Rethinking the health implications of society-environment relationships in built areas: an assessment of the Access to Healthy and Hazards Index in the context of COVID-19. Landscapes and Urban Planning, 217 . p. 104265. ISSN 0169-2046

Mthiyane, Nondumiso, Harling, Guy, Chimbindi, Natsayi et al (2021) Common mental disorders and HIV status in the context of DREAMS among adolescent girls and young women in rural KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. BMC Public Health . ISSN 1471-2458

Mzembe, Themba, Lessells, Richard, Karat, Aaron S et al (2021) Prevalence and Risk Factors for Mycobacterium tuberculosis Infection Among Adolescents in Rural South Africa. Open Forum Infectious Diseases, 8 (1). ofaa520. ISSN 2328-8957

Nelson, David, Mcgonagle, Ian, Jackson, Christine et al (2021) What is known about the role of rural-urban residency in relation to self-management in people affected by cancer who have completed primary treatment? A scoping review. Supportive Care in Cancer, 29 (1). pp. 67-78. ISSN 0941-4355

Nyakato, Patience, Schomaker, Michael, Sipambo, Nosisa et al (2021) Virologic response of adolescents living with perinatally acquired HIV receiving antiretroviral therapy in the period of early adolescence (10-14 years) in South Africa. AIDS . ISSN 0269-9370

Phillips, Andrew N, Cambiano, Valentina, Johnson, Leigh et al (2021) Potential Impact and Cost-Effectiveness of Condomless-Sex-Concentrated PrEP in KwaZulu-Natal Accounting for Drug Resistance. The Journal of Infectious Diseases

Tanser, Frank C, Kim, Hae‐Young, Mathenjwa, Thulile et al (2021) Home‐Based Intervention to Test and Start (HITS): a community‐randomized controlled trial to increase HIV testing uptake among men in rural South Africa. Journal of the International AIDS Society, 24 (2). ISSN 1758-2652

Tomita, Andrew, Leyna, Germana H, Kim, Hae-Young et al (2021) Patterns of multimorbidity and their association with hospitalisation: a population-based study of older adults in urban Tanzania. Age and Ageing. ISSN 0002-0729

Toze, Michael, Ray, Mo, George, Thomas et al (2021) End of life care for long-term neurological conditions: A meta-ethnographic review of the experiences of informal carers. Palliative Medicine, 35 (2). p. 335. ISSN 0269-2163

Yapa, H ManishaKim, Hae-YoungPetoumenos, Kathy et al (2021) CD4+ T-Cell Count at Antiretroviral Therapy Initiation in the “Treat-All” Era in Rural South Africa: An Interrupted Time Series Analysis. Clinical Infectious Diseases. ISSN 1058-4838

Wong, Emily BOlivier, StephenGunda, Resign et al (2021) Convergence of infectious and non-communicable disease epidemics in rural South Africa: a cross-sectional, population-based multimorbidity study. The Lancet Global Health, 9 (7). e967-e976. ISSN 2214-109X

Zhou, BinCarrillo-Larco, Rodrigo MDanaei, Goodarz et al (2021) Worldwide trends in hypertension prevalence and progress in treatment and control from 1990 to 2019: a pooled analysis of 1201 population-representative studies with 104 million participants. The Lancet, 398 (10304). pp. 957-980. ISSN 0140-6736



Adeagbo, Oluwafemi, Kim, Hae-Young,Tanser, Frank et al (2020) Acceptability of a tablet-based application to support early HIV testing among men in rural KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa: a mixed method study. AIDS Care. pp. 1-8. ISSN 0954-0121

Akanuwe, Joseph N. A., Laparidou, Despina, Curtis, Ffion et al (2020) Exploring the experiences of having Guillain‐Barré Syndrome: A qualitative interview study. Health Expectations, 00. pp. 1-12. ISSN 1369-7625

Batidzirai, Jesca M., Manda, Samuel O. M., Mwambi, Henry G. et al (2020) Discrete Survival Time Constructions for Studying Marital Formation and Dissolution in Rural South Africa. Frontiers in Psychology, 11. ISSN 1664-1078

Carpenter, Lauren, Gibbs, Lisa, Magarey, Anthea et al (2020) Nutrition and oral health in early childhood: associations with formal and informal childcare. Public Health Nutrition. ISSN 1368-9800

Chattopadhyay, Amit, Christian, Bradley, Masood, Mohd et al (2020) Natural history of dental caries: Baseline characteristics of the VicGen birth cohort study. International Journal of Paediatric Dentistry, 30 (3). pp. 334-341. ISSN 0960 7439

Christian, Bradley, Calache, Hanny, Adams, Geoff et al (2020) A methodological study to assess the measurement properties (reliability and validity) of a caries risk assessment tool for young children. Journal of Dentistry, 95. p. 103324. ISSN 0300-5712

Cooke, Samuel, Pennington, Kyla, Jones, Arwel et al (2020) Effects of exercise, cognitive, and dual-task interventions on cognition in type 2 diabetes mellitus: A systematic review and meta-analysis. PLoS ONE, 15 (5). e0232958. ISSN e0232958

Cork, Michael A., Wilson, Kate F., Perkins, Samantha et al (2020) Mapping male circumcision for HIV prevention efforts in sub-Saharan Africa. BMC Medicine, 18 (1). ISSN 1741-7015

Dickson-Swift, Virginia, Kenny, Amanda, Gussy, Mark et al (2020) The knowledge and practice of pediatricians in children’s oral health: a scoping review. BMC Oral Health, 20 (1). p. 211. ISSN 1472-6831

Gussy, Mark, Mnatzaganian, George, Dashperd, Stuart et al (2020) Identifying predictors of early childhood caries among Australian children using sequential modelling: Findings from the VicGen birth cohort study. Journal of Dentistry, 93 . p. 103276. ISSN 0300-5712

Kenny, Amanda, Dickson-Swift, Virginia, Gussy, Mark et al (2020) Oral health interventions for people living with mental disorders: protocol for a realist systematic review. International Journal of Mental Health Systems, 14 (1). p. 24. ISSN 1752-4458

Kim, Hana, Miller, F. DeWolfe, Hernandez, Andres et al (2020) Spatiotemporal analysis of insecticide-treated net use for children under 5 in relation to socioeconomic gradients in Central and East Africa. Malaria Journal, 19 (1). ISSN 1475-2875

Luchuo, Engelbert Bain, Amoakoh-Coleman, Mary, Tiendrebeogo, Kiswend-Sida Thierry, et al (2020) Attitudes towards abortion and decision-making capacity of pregnant adolescents: perspectives of medicine, midwifery and law students in Accra, Ghana. The European Journal of Contraception & Reproductive Health Care, 25 (2). pp. 151-158.

Markham-Jones, HeleneCurtis, Ffion, Law, Graham et al (2020) Evaluating follow- up and complexity in cancer clinical trials (EFACCT): an eDelphi study of research professionals’ perspectives. BMJ Open, 10 (2). 10:e034269. ISSN 2044-6055

Martin‐Kerry, Jacqueline, Gussy, Mark, Gold, Lisa et al (2020) Are Australian parents following feeding guidelines that will reduce their child's risk of dental caries? Child: Care, Health and Development, 46 (4). pp. 495-505.

McGovern, Terry, Kim, Hae-Young, Dobra, Adrian et al (2020) Migration and first-year maternal mortality among HIV-positive postpartum women: A population-based longitudinal study in rural South Africa. PLOS Medicine, 17 (3). e1003085. ISSN 1549-1277

Menéndez-Arias, Luis, Nyakato, Patience, Davies, Mary-Ann et al (2020) Virologic response to efavirenz-based first-line antiretroviral therapy in children with previous exposure to antiretrovirals to prevent mother-to-child transmission. PLoS ONE, 15 (5). e0233693. ISSN 1932-6203

Mogeni, Polycarp, Vandormael, Alain, Cuadros, Diego et al (2020) Impact of community piped water coverage on re-infection with urogenital schistosomiasis in rural South Africa. eLife, 9. ISSN 2050-084X

Nelson, David, Law, Graham, Mcgonagle, Ian et al (2020) The Effect of Rural Residence on Cancer-Related Self-Efficacy with UK Cancer Survivors Following Treatment. Journal of Rural Health. ISSN 0890-765X

Ratmann, Oliver, Kagaayi, Joseph, Hall, Matthew et al (2020) Quantifying HIV transmission flow between high-prevalence hotspots and surrounding communities: a population-based study in Rakai, Uganda. The Lancet HIV, 7 (3). e173-e183. ISSN 2405-4704

Sartorius, Benn, Sartorius, Kurt, Green, Rosemary et al (2020) Spatial-temporal trends and risk factors for undernutrition and obesity among children (<5 years) in South Africa, 2008–2017: findings from a nationally representative longitudinal panel survey. BMJ Open, 10 (4). e034476. ISSN 2044-6055

Schomaker, Michael, Davies, Mary-Ann, Tanser, Frank et al (2020) The Impact of Delayed Switch to Second-Line Antiretroviral Therapy on Mortality, Depending on Definition of Failure Time and CD4 Count at Failure. American Journal of Epidemiology, 189 (8). pp. 811-819. ISSN 0002-9262

Tanser, Frank, Kim, Hae-Young, Vandormael, Alain et al (2020) Opportunities and Challenges in HIV Treatment as Prevention Research: Results from the ANRS 12249 Cluster-Randomized Trial and Associated Population Cohort. Current HIV/AIDS Reports, 17 (2). pp. 97-108. ISSN 1548-3568

Tomita, Andrew, Cuadros, Diego F, Burns, Jonathan K et al (2020) Exposure to waste sites and their impact on health: a panel and geospatial analysis of nationally representative data from South Africa, 2008–2015. The Lancet Planetary Health, 4 (6). e223-e234. ISSN 2542-5196

Vandormael, Alain, Cuadros, Diego, Kim, Hae-Young et al (2020) The state of the HIV epidemic in rural KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa: a novel application of disease metrics to assess trajectories and highlight areas for intervention. International Journal of Epidemiology. ISSN 0300-5771

Whitley, Gregory, Hemingway, Pippa, Law, Graham et al (2020) The predictors, barriers and facilitators to effective management of acute pain in children by emergency medical services: A systematic mixed studies review. Journal of Child Health Care. ISSN 367-4935



Abeler-Dörner, Lucie, Grabowski, Mary K., Rambaut, Andrew et al (2019) PANGEA-HIV 2L: Phylogenetics And Networks for Generalised Epidemics in Africa. Current Opinion in HIV and AIDS, 14 (3). pp. 173-180. ISSN 1746-630X

Amezdroz, Emily, Carpenter, Lauren, Johnson, Shae et al (2019) Feasibility and development of a cariogenic diet scale for epidemiological research. International Journal of Paediatric Dentistry. ISSN 1365-263X

Baisley, K.J., Seeley, J., Siedner, M.J. et al (2019) Findings from home-based HIV testing and facilitated linkage after scale-up of test and treat in rural South Africa: young people still missing. HIV Medicine. ISSN 1468-1293

Barker, Janet, Kane, Ros and Nelson, David (2019) Critical Appraisal and Quantitative Research. In: Evidence-Based Practice for Nurses and Healthcare Professionals. SAGE, pp. 108-122. ISBN 9781526460004

Bartels, Susan, Luchuo, Engelbert Bain, Zweekhorst, Marjolein B. M. et al (2019) To keep or not to keep? Decision making in adolescent pregnancies in Jamestown, Ghana. PLOS ONE, 14 (9). e0221789.

Birdthistle, Isolde, Tanton, Clare, Tomita, Andrew et al (2019) Recent levels and trends in HIV incidence rates among adolescent girls and young women in ten high-prevalence African countries: a systematic review and meta-analysis. The Lancet Global Health, 7 (11). e1521-e1540.

Christian, Bradley, Armstrong, Rebecca, Calache, Hanny et al (2019) A Systematic Review to Assess the Methodological Quality of Studies on Measurement Properties for Caries Risk Assessment Tools for Young Children. International Journal of Paediatric Dentistry. ISSN 1365-263X

Cuadros, D.F., Li, J., Mukandavire, Z. et al (2019) Towards UNAIDS Fast-Track goals: Targeting priority geographic areas for HIV prevention and care in Zimbabwe. AIDS, 33 (2). pp. 305-314. ISSN 0269-9370

Cuadros, D.F., Tomita, A., Vandormael, A. et al (2019) Spatial structure of depression in South Africa: A longitudinal panel survey of a nationally representative sample of households. Scientific Reports, 9 . p. 979. ISSN 2045-2322

Curtis, Ffion, Laparidou, Despina, Akanuwe, N.A Joseph et al (2019) Patient experiences and perceptions of Guillain-Barré Syndrome and associated inflammatory neuropathies following discharge from hospital. PROSPERO: International prospective register of systematic reviews.

Dashper, S G, Mitchell, H L, Lê Cao, K A et al (2019) Temporal development of the oral microbiome and prediction of early childhood caries. Scientific Reports, 9 (1). p. 19732. ISSN 2045-2322

Deville, Jane, Davies, Helen, Kane, Ros et al (2019) Planning for the future: Exploring the experiences of older carers of adult children with a learning disability. British Journal of Learning Disabilities. ISSN 1354-4187

Dobra, A., Bärnighausen, T., Vandormael, A. et al (2019) A method for statistical analysis of repeated residential movements to link human mobility and HIV acquisition. PLoS ONE, 14 (6). ISSN 1932-6203

Dwyer-Lindgren, L., Cork, M.A., Sligar, A. et al (2019) Mapping HIV prevalence in sub-Saharan Africa between 2000 and 2017. Nature, 570 (7760). pp. 189-193. ISSN 0028-0836

Dzomba, A., Tomita, A., Govender, K. et al (2019) Effects of Migration on Risky Sexual Behavior and HIV Acquisition in South Africa: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis, 2000–2017. AIDS and Behavior, 23 (6). pp. 1396-1430. ISSN 1573-3254

Dzomba, A.,Tomita, A., Vandormael, A. et al (2019) Effect of ART scale-up and female migration intensity on risk of HIV acquisition: Results from a population-based cohort in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. BMC Public Health, 19 (1). ISSN 1471-2458

Engelbert Bain, Luchuo and Gwain, Gerald Chia (2019) Cardiovascular Disease and HIV Infection in Sub-Saharan Africa: Misplaced Priorities in the Public Health and Research Agendas? Frontiers in Cardiovascular Medicine, 6.

Kaymarlin, Govender, Beckett, Sean Edward, George, Gavin et al (2019) Factors associated with HIV in younger and older adult men in South Africa: findings from a cross-sectional survey. BMJ Open, 9. e03166. ISSN 0

Keogh, Sophie, Bridle, Christopher, Siriwardena, Niro et al (2019) Effectiveness of non-pharmacological interventions for insomnia in children with Autism Spectrum Disorder: A systematic review and meta-analysis. PLOS ONE, 14 (8). e0221428. ISSN 1932-6203

Klaus, Kristel, Butler, Kevin, Curtis, Ffion et al (2019) The effect of ANKK1 Taq1A and DRD2 C957T polymorphisms on executive function: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews, 100. pp. 224-236. ISSN 0149-7634

Iyun, Victoria, Technau, Karl-Gunter, Eley, Brian et al (2019) Earlier Antiretroviral Therapy Initiation and Decreasing Mortality Among HIV-infected Infants Initiating Antiretroviral Therapy Within 3 Months of Age in South Africa, 2006–2017. The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal. p. 1. ISSN 0891-3668

Lall, Priya, Rees, Rebecca, Law, Gloria Chun Yi et al (2019) Influences on the Implementation of Mobile Learning for Medical and Nursing Education: Qualitative Systematic Review by the Digital Health Education Collaboration. Journal of Medical Internet Research, 21 (2). e12895. ISSN 1438-8871

Larmarange, Joseph, Diallo, Mamadou H, McGrath, Nuala et al (2019) Temporal trends of population viral suppression in the context of Universal Test and Treat: the ANRS 12249 TasP trial in rural South Africa. Journal of the International AIDS Society, 22 (10). ISSN 1758-2652

Mathenjwa, T., Kim, H.-Y., Zuma, T. et al (2019) Home-based intervention to test and start (HITS) protocol: A cluster-randomized controlled trial to reduce HIV-related mortality in men and HIV incidence in women through increased coverage of HIV treatment. BMC Public Health, 19 (1). ISSN 1471-2458

Ortblad, K.F., Harling, G., Chimbindi, N. et al (2019) Does Incident Circumcision Lead to Risk Compensation? Evidence from a Population Cohort in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes, 80 (3). pp. 269-275. ISSN 1525-4135

Patten, G., Schomaker, M., Davies, M.-A. et al (2019) What Should We Do When HIV-positive Children Fail First-line Combination Antiretroviral Therapy? A Comparison of 4 ART Management Strategies. The Pediatric infectious disease journal, 38 (4). pp. 400-405. ISSN 0891-3668

Ramjee, G., Sartorius, B., Morris, N. et al (2019) A decade of sustained geographic spread of HIV infections among women in Durban, South Africa. BMC Infectious Diseases, 19 . p. 500. ISSN 1471-2334

Ratmann, O., Grabowski, M.K., Hall, M. et al (2019) Inferring HIV-1 transmission networks and sources of epidemic spread in Africa with deep-sequence phylogenetic analysis. Nature Communications, 10 (1). ISSN 2041-1723

Tomita, A., Smith, C.M., Lessells, R.J. et al (2019) Space-time clustering of recently-diagnosed tuberculosis and impact of ART scale-up: Evidence from an HIV hyper-endemic rural South African population. Scientific Reports, 9 . p. 10724. ISSN 2045-2322

Tomita, A., Vandormael, A., Bärnighausen, T. et al (2019) Sociobehavioral and community predictors of unsuppressed HIV viral load: Multilevel results from a hyperendemic rural South African population. AIDS, 33 (3). pp. 559-569. ISSN 0269-9370

Vandormael, Alain, Akullian, Adam, Siedner, Mark et al (2019) Declines in HIV incidence among men and women in a South African population-based cohort. Nature Communications, 10 (1). ISSN 2041-1723

Vandormael, A., Tanser, Frank, Cuadros, D. et al (2019) Estimating trends in the incidence rate with interval censored data and time-dependent covariates. Statistical Methods in Medical Research. ISSN 0962-2802


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