Mazeda  Hossain

Mazeda Hossain

UKRI GCRF Gender, Justice and Security Hub Co-Director

Centre for Women, Peace and Security

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Key Expertise
sexual & gender-based violence, health, social epidemiology, measurement

About me

Dr Mazeda Hossain is an Associate Professorial Research Fellow in the Centre for Women, Peace & Security. She is co-Director of the UKRI GCRF Gender, Justice and Security Hub where she is PI of a research programme on methodological innovations.

Mazeda is a social epidemiologist with research expertise in violence and health among conflict-affected populations.

Before joining the LSE, Mazeda established a research portfolio on gender-based violence and health among conflict-affected populations w­­­hile based at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. She specialises in epidemiological research using mixed methods among populations affected by conflict such as refugees, asylum seekers, trafficked persons and forcibly displaced populations. Her most recent research as PI includes a mixed-methods evaluation of case management services for survivors of violence in the Dadaab refugee camps of Kenya; a social network analysis study to explore social norms influencing reproductive health choices among conflict-affected nomadic/semi-nomadic pastoral women in Kenya; and a randomised controlled trial pilot testing an intervention working with men to prevent the perpetration of violence against women and girls in conflict-affected communities in Côte d’Ivoire.

Her research interests include developing epidemiological methods and measurements appropriate for conflict-affected populations; and evaluating interventions to improve health care responses for violence survivors. Her research has focused on a range of topics including sexual and gender-based violence, reproductive and sexual health, mental health, disability, social norms, sex trafficking, social network analysis, and health services.

She has published in a range of global public health journals including The Lancet, New England Journal of Medicine, American Journal of Public Health, Social Science & Medicine, BMJ Open, Conflict & Health, BMC International Health & Human Rights, Global Public Health, and Global Mental Health. Dr Hossain has a PhD in Social Epidemiology and MSc in Reproductive & Sexual Health Research from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and a BA in Biology from Wellesley College (USA). She is also an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. She is also affiliated with the Department of Global Health & Development at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and the Department of Epidemiology and Public Health at the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute.


A full list of Mazeda's publications can be found here.

Expertise Details

sexual & gender-based violence; health; social epidemiology; measurement