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Harpham, Trudy

Research interests

Urban health in developing countries, environmental health, health services research, mental health and the social determinants of health. Recent projects include: an intervention study in Cali, Colombia to strengthen social capital in order to reduce violence and improve the mental health of low-income youth; and a longitudinal cohort study of child poverty in Peru, Ethiopia, Vietnam and India.

Selected publications

Harpham, T. (2009) Urban health in developing countries: What do we know and where do we go? Health and Place 15:107-116.

Harpham, T., Huttly, S., and Wilson, I. (2005) Measuring international child poverty. Chapter in N Hamdi (ed) Urban Futures. London:ITDG.

Harpham, T., Huttly, S., De Silva, M., Abramsky, T. (2005) Maternal mental health and child nutritional status in four developing countries. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health 59(12):1060-1064.

Harpham T. (2003) Mortality and morbidity: Is city life good for your health? In M Montgomery, R Stren, B Cohen and H Reed (eds) Cities Transformed: Demographic Change and Its Implications in the Developing World. National Academies Press: Washington DC.

Harpham T. and Grant E. (2002) Health, health services and environmental health. In Rakodi C. (ed) Urban Livelihoods: A People Centred Approach to Reducing Poverty Earthscan: London.


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