The UCL Centre for Global Health Economics

Lu Gram

Lu Gram joined the Institute for Global Health at UCL in 2013 to pursue a PhD on women’s empowerment in a complex public health trial in Nepal (LBW-SAT). His main research interest lies in the promotion of gender equality and women’s empowerment and the intersection between women’s empowerment, economics and public health. Before joining IGH, he has worked with London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine on a number of large-scale public health trials in Africa and South Asia on topics including newborn vitamin A on the first 6 months’ of life, simplified antibiotic regimens for treatment of neonatal sepsis, technological and community-based alternatives to health worker motivation and the promotion of child survival, growth and development through home visits. He is currently based in London, but spends part of the year on project work in Nepal.

Projects

Low Birth Weight in South Asia Trial (LBWSAT)

Selected Papers

Validating an Agency-Based Tool for Measuring Women’s Empowerment in a Complex Public Health Trial in Rural Nepal (2016)

The Low Birth Weight South Asia Trial (LBWSAT): a cluster-randomised controlled trial in Nepal of impact on birth weight of an enhanced nutrition behaviour change strategy through women’s groups and home visits, with and without unconditional transfers of fortified food or cash during pregnancy (2016)

Vaccination timing of low-birth-weight infants in rural Ghana: a Population Based Prospective Cohort Study (2016)

Simplified antibiotic regimens compared with injectable procaine benzylpenicillin plus gentamicin for treatment of neonates and young infants with clinical signs of possible serious bacterial infection when referral is not possible: a randomised, open-label, equivalence trial (2015)

Oral amoxicillin compared with injectable procaine benzylpenicillin plus gentamicin for treatment of neonates and young infants with fast breathing when referral is not possible: a randomised, open-label, equivalence trial (2015)

Effect of early neonatal vitamin A supplementation on mortality during infancy in Ghana (Neovita): a randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial (2015)

Association between probable postnatal depression and increased infant mortality and morbidity: findings from the DON population-based cohort study in rural Ghana (2015)

Socioeconomic determinants and inequities in coverage and timing of early childhood immunisation in rural Ghana (2014)

Normal Ultrasonographic Dimensions of the Liver in Neonates in South-West Nigeria (2014)

Has the rate of Infant Mortality reduction increased in India since the launch of the National Rural Health Mission? Analysis of time trends 2000-2009 with Projection to 2015 (2013) 

Treatment of fast breathing in neonates and young Infants with oral amoxicillin compared to injectable penicillin-gentamicin combination: Study protocol for a randomized, open-label equivalence trial (2013)

Simplified regimens for management of neonates and young infants with clinical severe infection in situations when hospital admission is not possible: Study protocol for a randomized, open-label equivalence trial (2013)