Evidence-based Public Health

Summer School

Speaker

Eva Rehfuess Eva leads a Research Group on Evidence-Based Public Health at the Institute of Medical Informatics, Biometry and Epidemiology, Pettenkofer School of Public Health, LMU Munich. She is a founding member of Cochrane Public Health Europe and the German Coordinator of the Collaboration for Evidence-Based Healthcare and Public Health in Africa. Nine years of working for the World Health Organization inspired her keen interest in methods for evidence-based public health. Much of her research relates to the evaluation of complex interventions in complex systems, in particular as applied to household air pollution, child health and other health concerns in low- and middle-income countries.
Daniel Pope Daniel is a Senior Lecturer in Epidemiology in the Department of Public Health and Policy at The University of Liverpool. He leads the Energy, Air Pollution and Health Research Theme as part of the WHO Collaborating Centre for Policy Research on Social Determinants of Health. He has carried out research investigating the impact of improved cookstoves on exposure to HAP in Sudan, Kenya and Nepal and of clean fuel (ethanol) on exposure to HAP and health outcomes in Madagascar. Daniel has substantial experience in the conduct of systematic reviews and meta-analysis and has led review work (i) contributing to the evidence base for the Global Burden of Disease in relation to household air pollution; and (ii) WHO Air Quality Guidelines for household fuel combustion. Daniel’s main research interests in this field are (i) HAP and maternal and child health and (ii) upscaling the availability of clean energy in LMICs to reduce HAP and improve health (reducing health inequalities). Daniel leads on epidemiology and statistics modules as part of the Masters in Public Health course run by The Department of Public Health and Policy at The University of Liverpool
Graham Moore Picture Graham is Deputy Director of the Centre for the Development and Evaluation of Complex Interventions for Public Health Improvement (DECIPHer) in Cardiff University, and programme lead for complex intervention methodology. He was lead author on the UK Medical Research Council guidance for process evaluation of complex interventions, and is currently a co-investigator on an MRC-NIHR funded study developing guidance for feasibility and pilot studies of complex interventions. He has a particular interest in the role of context in shaping the effects of social interventions, and the transferability of “effective” interventions to new contexts. Substantively, Graham’s work focuses on 2 core areas: i) tobacco control policy and the de-normalisation of smoking among young people and ii) school effects on socioeconomic inequalities in child and adolescent health and wellbeing. He is deputy lead for the School Health Research Network in Wales; a policy-practice-academia based partnership which engages schools in the production and use of research evidence for health improvement, with current membership including all state-maintained secondary schools in Wales
Rhiannon Evans Rhiannon is Senior Lecturer in Social Science and Health at the Centre for the Development and Evaluation of Complex Interventions for Public Health Improvement (DECIPHer) in Cardiff University. She is an affiliate lecturer at the Children's Social Care Research and Development Centre (CASCADE). Rhiannon leads a cross-centre programme of work on the health and wellbeing of children and young people with additional risks. Her substantive research interests include: i) mental health, self-harm and suicide; ii) children and young people in care. Rhiannon's methodological interests include qualitative research methods and process evaluation. She currently academic lead for the DECIPHer Process Evaluation Short Course.