Professor Neal Alexander
Neal Alexander is Professor of Medical Statistics and Epidemiology at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, where he is a leader of the methods theme of the MRC Tropical Epidemiology Group. He is also leader of the Epidemiology and Biostatistics Unit at CIDEIM in Cali, Colombia, where he been based since 2004. He previously lived in Nigeria and Papua New Guinea, working on trials of ivermectin against onchocerciasis and lymphatic filariasis. His first degree is in mathematics and PhD on the epidemiology of lymphatic filariasis. He leads a module on the LSHTM distance learning MSc in Clinical Trials. I have been trial statistician of several trials of the Leishmaniasis East Africa Platform (LEAP) consortium, and am the principal investigator of one of the component projects of an NIH-funded TMRC programme on the hidden burden of cutaneous leishmaniasis in Colombia. I am also collaborating on the DENGUE-INDEX project in Thailand.