Dr. Harmony Otete

Lecturer in Medical Statistics

School of Medicine

Harrington building, HA243


Subject Areas: Health, Public Health

Teaching activities and responsibilities

Dr Harmony is involved in developing and delivering Biostatistics modules across the school.

Full Profile

Dr Harmony is a lecturer in Medical statistics with research interests in clinical epidemiology and pharmaco-epidemiology. Her first degree was in Pharmacy (2009) followed by a Master’s degree in Public health (2011). She then underwent training in Epidemiology and Statistics and earned her PhD degree from the University of Nottingham in 2016.

She is active in research, and her expertise is in the statistical analysis of large databases and routinely collected data.

  • Ph.D Epidemiology and statistics, University of Nottingham, 2016
  • MPH (Master of Public health) , University of Nottingham, 2011
  • B.Pharm, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, 2009

Dr Harmony’s particular interest and expertise is in the analysis of large health databases to answer clinical questions mainly in the areas of Gastroenterology, alcohol-related harm and more recently, drug safety and medical education.

Harmony wrote an article for The Conversation about research that suggests protective measures against COVID-19 may also protect us against influenza.


H. Otete, T. Deleuran, K.M. Fleming, T.R. Card, G.P. Aithal, P. Jepsen, West J. Hip fracture risk in patients with alcoholic cirrhosis: a population-based study using English and Danish data. J Hepatol, 16 (2018), pp. 31978-31980

Otete E H, Orton E, Fleming K, West J (2015). Alcohol-attributable health care attendances up to 10 years prior to diagnosis of alcoholic cirrhosis: a population based case control study. Liver International 2015; DOI: 10.1111/liv.13002

Otete E H, Orton E, West J, Fleming K (2015) Sex and age inequity in the early identification and intervention in alcohol misuse: a population based study of patients with alcoholic cirrhosis. Addiction; 110 (12) 1932-40.

Okoli GN, Otete EH, Beck CR, Nguyen-Van-Tam JS (2014) Use of Neuraminidase Inhibitors for Rapid Containment of Influenza: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Individual and Household Transmission Studies. Plos one 9(12): e113633. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.011363

Mateus A, Otete EH, Beck CR, Dolan GP & Nguyen-Van-Tam JS (2014). Effectiveness of travel restrictions in the rapid containment of human influenza: a systematic review. Bulletin of the World Health Organization.92(12)849-924

Otete EH, Ahankari AS, Jones H, Bolton KJ, Jordan CW, et al. (2013) Parameters for the Mathematical modelling of Clostridium difficile acquisition and transmission: A Systematic Review. Plos one 8(12): e84224. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0084224.