Dr Seyi (Shay) Soremekun has a background in child health and infectious disease epidemiology, including award-winning research on malaria control in sub-saharan Africa. Since completing a PhD at the University of Warwick and moving to the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, she has focused on the design and evaluation of complex programmes to improve primary care and community care of mothers and children in low and middle income settings. In this capacity she has led the analysis of several large randomised controlled trials across Africa and Asia, as well as secondary analyses of routinely collected or large-scale surveillance data.
Dr Soremekun joined OPRI in 2019 where she continues her interests in the analysis of routinely-collected clinical and patient-reported observational data in order to answer important questions about health and treatment in primary care in the UK and abroad.
She retains a Visiting Fellowship at the LSHTM where she runs an MSc module in epidemiological study design, and a Commissioning Editorship of the journal Emerging Themes in Epidemiology for an upcoming series on operationalising complex evaluations of public health programmes.