Dr. Hannah Blencowe (Epidemiologist, U.K.)

Dr. Hannah Blencowe (Epidemiologist, U.K.)

Hannah Blencowe is a clinician and perinatal epidemiologist, and currently an assistant professor at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM), with over a decade’s experience in global health. Her research is focused on maternal, perinatal and child health and she has published over 70 papers. Hannah’s specific skills are regarding improving national and global measurement and estimation of perinatal outcomes. She was a leading author on Lancet papers regarding national and global rates of preterm birth (2012) and stillbirths (2011 and 2016). She has played a central role in the Lancet Every Newborn series, Every Newborn Action Plan (2014) and Lancet Ending Preventable Stillbirths series (2016). She has also coordinated novel estimates on congenital conditions and disability after neonatal complications. In addition to improving data, she works on how data can be used in policy and programmes. She is part of the UN-led Every Newborn Action Plan metrics group working on research with INDEPTH network sites and also providing country technical support on perinatal data. She is co-chair of the Global Stillbirth Advocacy Working Group.