Dr Rein Houben PhD

Associate Professor in Infectious Disease Epidemiology

About Rein Houben

Epidemiologist with extensive experience in tuberculosis and molecular epidemiology, currently working in the field of tuberculosis mathematical modelling.

Background

I came to the School in 2006, working primarily on the molecular epidemiology of Tuberculosis. After spending 3 years working on field studies in North Malawi, I moved back to London in 2012 to join the TB modelling and Analysis Consortium (www.tb-mac.org) and LSHTM TB modelling group.

Affiliation

Centres

Teaching

I have taught on a wide variety of courses in the In House and Distance Learning MSc Epidemiology. My organisational responsibilities have included EPM103: Practical Epidemiology (where I still run the Virtual Ethics Committee) and EPM302: Modelling and Dynamics of Infectious Diseases. Currently I am a module co-organiser for EP202: Statistical Methods in Epidemiology

Research

My main research focus is creating mathematical models that can inform TB policy and enable capacity building. I lead the development and implementation of TIME, a widely used TB modelling tool. I also work on models to improve our understanding of burden and treatment of latent TB infection as well as social determinants of TB.

Research areas

  • Modelling

Disciplines

  • Epidemiology
  • Mathematical modelling

Disease and Health Conditions

  • Tuberculosis

Regions

  • Euro area
  • South Asia
  • Sub-Saharan Africa (all income levels)
  • Sub-Saharan Africa (developing only)
  • World
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