Dr Dana Sumilo DPhil (Oxon.), MFPH

Dr Dana Sumilo

Institute of Applied Health Research
Clinical Research Fellow in Public Health

Contact details

Address
Institute of Applied Health Research
College of Medical and Dental Sciences
Public Health building
University of Birmingham
Edgbaston
Birmingham
B15 2TT
UK

Dana Sumilo is a Research Fellow at the Institute of Applied Health Research and a Fellow of the Faculty of Public Health.

Her main research interests are in the areas of health services research, policy evaluation, maternal and child health and infectious disease epidemiology.

She is the Chief Investigator of the NIHR HTA funded project (16/150/01) “Long term impact of giving antibiotics before skin incision versus after cord clamping on children born by caesarean section: longitudinal study based on UK electronic health records”.

Dana is also the deputy lead of Evidence Based Medicine and Research Methods Module (MBChB) and the International Health Protection Module (MPH).

Qualifications

  • FFPH, Faculty of Public Health
  • DPhil, University of Oxford

Biography

Dana Sumilo obtained her first and Master degrees in Health Sciences/ Healthcare (Public Health) from Riga Stradins University (Medical Academy of Latvia). After completing her DPhil in Epidemiology at the University of Oxford, she trained in Public Health in the West Midlands, and became a Fellow of the Faculty of Public Health in 2016.

Teaching

  • MPH
  • MBChB
  • BMedSc PoSH

Postgraduate supervision

  • Maternal and child health
  • Communicable disease epidemiology
  • Health services research

Research

Dana’s primary research interests are in the areas of maternal and child health and infectious disease epidemiology.

She is also interested in health services research, overtreatment, pharmacoepidemiology, international public health, health inequalities and technology enhanced interventions to improve health and wellbeing.

Research Groups and Centres: Health Informatics

Other activities

  • Honorary contract - Public Health England

Publications

Šumilo D,Kurinczuk JJ, Redshaw ME, Gray R. (2013), Association between limiting longstanding illness in mothers and their children: findings from the UK Millennium Cohort Study., BMJ Open, 3:e004190 doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2013-004190

Šumilo D, Kurinczuk JJ, Redshaw ME, Gray R. (2012), Prevalence and Impact of Disability in Women who had recently given Birth in the UK., BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, 12:31.

Vanwambeke S., Šumilo D., Bormane A., Lambin E. & Randolph SE. (2010), Landscape predictors of tick-borne encephalitis in Latvia: land cover, land use and land ownership., Vector-Borne and Zoonotic Diseases, 10 (5): 497-506.

Šumilo D.,Bormane A., Vasilenko V., Golovljova I., Asokliene L., Zygutiene M. & Randolph SE. (2009), Upsurge of tick-borne encephalitis in the Baltic States at the time of political transition, independent of changes in public health practices. Clinical Microbiology and Infection, 15(1), 75–80.

Šumilo D., Asokliene L., Avsic-Zupanc T., Bormane A., Vasilenko V., Golovljova I. & Randolph SE. (2008), Behavioural responses to perceived risk of tick-borne encephalitis: Vaccination and avoidance in the Baltics and Slovenia. Vaccine, 26 (21), 2580-2588.

Šumilo D., Bormane A., Asokliene L., Vasilenko V., Avsic-Zupanc T., Hubalek Z. & Randolph SE. (2008), Socio-economic factors in the differential upsurge of tick-borne encephalitis in Central and Eastern Europe. Reviews in Medical Virology, 18 (2), 81-95.

Randolph SE. & Šumilo D. (2007),Tick-borne encephalitis in Europe: dynamics of changing risk”. In: Takken W. & Knols BGJ. (eds.) Emerging insect pests and vector-borne disease in Europe. Vector ecology and control. Wageningen Academic Publishers, 2007, pp. 185–206.

Šumilo D., Asokliene L., Bormane A., Vasilenko V., Golovljova I. & Randolph SE. (2007), Climate change cannot explain the upsurge of tick-borne encephalitis in the Baltics. PLoS ONE 2 (6), e500.

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