Our research takes a multidisciplinary approach to addressing health problems, with emphasis on utilising modern technologies to advance our understanding of and address health concerns.
This involves incorporating health informatics, bench science, mathematics, statistics, and social sciences into classical and molecular epidemiology to develop a better understanding disease transmission dynamics from network-, transmission event-, individual- and environmental-level analyses and utilising these findings to develop more innovative and effective health solutions.
Work within my group tends to be directly translational to support policy and public health intervention that will result in reduction of infectious disease burden within communities and specialised settings, such as healthcare facilities. As such, our work is conducted together with Public Health England and the Cambridge University Hospitals Foundation Trust and other NHS trusts.
We have applied these methods to the study of HIV, sexually transmitted infections, hepatitis C, tuberculosis, hepatitis A, influenza, norovirus and other healthcare associated infections (HCAIs).
Smith DM, May S, Tweeten S, Drumright L, Pacold ME, Kosakovsky PondS L, Pesano RL, Lie YS, Richman DD, Frost SDW, Woelk CH, Little SJ. A public health model for the molecular surveillance of HIV transmission in San Diego, California. AIDS. 2009, 23(2): 225-232.
Drumright LN, Frost SDW. Rapid social network assessment for predicting HIV and STI risk among men attending bars and clubs in San Diego, California. Sexually Transmitted Infections. 2010, 86:iii17-iii23.
Drumright LN, Holly Hagan, Mary H. Latka, Elizabeth T. Golub, John Clapp, Richard S. Garfein, Jennifer V. Campbell, Sebastian Bonner, Farzana Kapadia, Steffanie A. Strathdee. Effects of alcohol use on liver function and predictors of alcohol use among young HCV-infected injection drug users participating in STRIVE. Journal of Hepatology. 2011 Jul;55(1):45-52.
E. Charani; E. Castro-Sanchez; N. Sevdalis; Y. Kyratsis; L. Drumright; N. Shah; A. HolmesUnderstanding the Determinants of Antimicrobial Prescribing within hospitals: The role of ‘Prescribing Etiquette’. Clinical Infectious Diseases 2013; doi: 10.1093/cid/cit212
EM Castro-Sánchez, E Charani, LN Drumright, N Sevdalis, N Shah, AH Holmes. Broken lines: The threat of fragmentation to patient safety in peripheral vascular catheter management – a qualitative study. PLOS One; DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0086167.