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Adrian Smith

Associate Professor, Director of Clinical Studies and Honorary Consultant in Public Health Medicine

Adrian joined the Department of Public Health in 2005, continuing his research in international infectious disease epidemiology as well as overseeing Population and Global Health courses delivered to students of Medical Sciences in Oxford.

Adrian also has extensive experience in the design and delivery of clinical and post-graduate teaching, training and assessment, particularly in the fields of epidemiology, public and global health.

His main research interest is HIV prevention and treatment for high risk populations in sub-Saharan Africa. His research includes primary observational and intervention studies of individual, network and structural HIV/STI transmission risks among men who have sex with men, male and female sex workers and fisherfolk in East Africa, and secondary syntheses of epidemiological data across sub-Saharan Africa.

This work drew attention to previously unrecognised high risk populations in sub-Saharan, and helped prompt major changes in global HIV/AIDS surveillance, funding and policy.

His research employs a range of methods including conventional epidemiological design, validation studies, evidence synthesis methods, dynamic transmission modelling and hierarchical linear modelling.

Adrian works in collaboration with the International AIDS Vaccine Initiative and KEMRI-Wellcome Trust, and with colleagues in the World Health Organisation, University of Washington, University of Cambridge and London School of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene.

Adrian studied Communicable Disease Epidemiology alongside clinical training in HIV and Tropical Medicine in London.