London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
Dr. Simon Cousens is Professor of Eipidemiology and Medical Statistics at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM). Dr. Cousens is a mathematician/statistician by training. Before joining the LSHTM in 1985, he worked as a school teacher and as a statistician at the UK Department of Energy. Dr. Cousens contributes to statistics and epidemiology teaching throughout the academic year and is co-organizer of the study module Statistical Methods in Epidemiology and the short course Causal Inference in Epidemiology.
The main focus of Dr. Cousens' research over the past 20 years has been on child health in low income settings. In recent years he has had a strong focus on neonatal health having been involved in work to improve global estimates of cause-specific neonatal mortality as a member of the Child Health Epidemiology Reference Group. In addition to this work in low income settings, Dr. Cousens' has been involved in research into Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease in the UK, working closely with the National CJD Surveillance Unit in Edinburgh since its inception in 1990.