Dr Tom Sumner
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I am an Assistant Professor in the Centre for Mathematical Modelling of Infectious Diseases and the TB Centre at LSHTM. I am also a member of the TB modelling group.
Before joining the school I worked at the Institute for Animal Health developing spatial models of the spread and control of vector-borne livestock diseases such as bluetonge and African Horse Sickness. Prior to this I obtained a PhD in computational biology from UCL.
I teach on the LSHTM short course "Introduction to Infectious Disease Modelling and Its Applications" and MSc module "Modelling & the Dynamics of Infectious Diseases" and am co-organiser of the related Distance Learning module with Rosalind Eggo and Raphaelle Metras
My research focuses on the use of mathematical models to study the transmission and control of tuberculosis. My current work involves developing tools to support TB control policy and practice in South Africa. I also have an interest in using mathematical modelling to try to understand the impact of interventions against TB/HIV in particular the use of preventive therapy.
- Disease control
- Mathematical modelling
Disease and Health Conditions
- Sub-Saharan Africa (all income levels)
- South Africa
Post-Treatment Effect of Isoniazid Preventive Therapy on Tuberculosis Incidence in Hiv-Infected Individuals on Antiretroviral Therapy.
Sumner, T.; Houben, R.M.; Rangaka, M.X.; Maartens, G.; Boulle, A.; Wilkinson, R.J.; White, R.G.;
AIDS, 2016; 30(8):1279-86
Tuberculosis control in South African gold mines: mathematical modeling of a trial of community-wide isoniazid preventive therapy.
Vynnycky, E. ; Sumner, T. ; Fielding, K.L. ; Lewis, J.J. ; Cox, A.P. ; Hayes, R.J. ; Corbett, E.L. ; Churchyard, G.J. ; Grant, A.D. ; White, R.G. ;
Am J Epidemiol, 2015; 181(8):619-32
Ability of preventive therapy to cure latent Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection in HIV-infected individuals in high-burden settings.
Houben, R.M.; Sumner, T.; Grant, A.D.; White, R.G.;
Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A, 2014; 111(14):5325-30
Impact and cost-effectiveness of new tuberculosis vaccines in low- and middle-income countries.
Knight, G.M.; Griffiths, U.K.; Sumner, T.; Laurence, Y.V.; Gheorghe, A.; Vassall, A.; Glaziou, P.; White, R.G.;
Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A, 2014; 111(43):15520-5
Comparison of pre-emptive and reactive strategies to control an incursion of bluetongue virus serotype 1 to Great Britain by vaccination.
Sumner, T. ; Burgin, L. ; Gloster, J. ; Gubbins, S. ;
Epidemiol Infect, 2013; 141(1):102-14
Scaling from challenge experiments to the field: Quantifying the impact of vaccination on the transmission of bluetongue virus serotype 8.
Gubbins, S. ; Hartemink, N.A. ; Wilson, A.J. ; Moulin, V. ; Vonk Noordegraaf, C.A. ; van der Sluijs, M.T. ; de Smit, A.J. ; Sumner, T. ; Klinkenberg, D. ;
Prev Vet Med, 2012; 105(4):297-308
A methodology for global-sensitivity analysis of time-dependent outputs in systems biology modelling
Sumner, T.; Shephard, E.; Bogle, I. D. L.
Journal of the Royal Society Interface, 2012; 9(74):2156-2166
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