Dr Richard White BSc MSc PhD
Mathematical and statistical modelling of the transmission and control of infectious diseases
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Richard G White (BSc, MSc, PhD) is Reader in Infectious Disease Modelling in the Centre for the Mathematical Modelling of Infectious Diseases and the TB Centre at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. He is Director of the TB Modelling and Analysis Consortium (TB MAC) and leads the TB Modelling Group.
Richard was awarded a BSc in Physics from Durham University and an MSc in Medical Demography from LSHTM. He was awarded a PhD in infectious disease modelling in 2006, led the establishment of the LSHTM’s Centre for the Mathematical Modelling of Infectious Diseases in 2007, and was awarded a Methodology Research Fellowship from the Medical Research Council in 2009.
Richard teaches on the mathematical modelling of the spread and control of infectious diseases. He organises the LSHTM Infectious Disease Modelling summer short course and MSc Module with Emilia Vynnycky (UK Health Protection Agency) and Tom Sumner (LSHTM).
He is co-author of the introductory modelling textbook An Introduction to Infectious Disease Modelling published by Oxford University Press.
Richard's research focus is the mathematical and statistical modelling of the transmission and control of infectious diseases, particularly HIV and TB.
He has co-authored over 55 peer-reviewed scientific publications and an introductory infectious disease modelling book. He is currently principal investigator of five research grants: the 'TB Modelling and Analysis Consortium', the Modelling Core of the ‘CREATE’ consortium (“Improving tuberculosis control in Africa: mathematical modeling of Consortium to Respond Effectively to the AIDS/TB Epidemic)”, “Estimating the impact of IPT and ART on TB incidence in general populations in South Africa” , "Respondent-driven sampling: Empirical evaluation and methodological developmentand", and “Calibration and analysis of complex models: methodological development and application to impact of ART in Africa”.
He is Associate Editor for the journal STI.
- Disease control
- Infectious disease policy
- Public health
- Social and structural determinants of health
- Statistical methods
- Mathematical modelling
Disease and Health Conditions
- Infectious disease
- Sexually transmitted disease
- Latin America & Caribbean (all income levels)
- Least developed countries: UN classification
- Middle East & North Africa (all income levels)
- North America
- Sub-Saharan Africa (all income levels)
- South Africa
- United Kingdom
- United States
Evaluation of Respondent-driven Sampling.
McCreesh, N. ; Frost, S.D. ; Seeley, J. ; Katongole, J. ; Tarsh, M.N. ; Ndunguse, R. ; Jichi, F. ; Lunel, N.L. ; Maher, D. ; Johnston, L.G. ; Sonnenberg, P. ; Copas, A.J. ; Hayes, R.J. ; White, R.G. ;
Epidemiology, 2012; 23(1):138-147
HIV Treatment as Prevention: Optimising the Impact of Expanded HIV Treatment Programmes
Delva, W.; Eaton, J.W.; Meng, F.; Fraser, C.; White, R.G.; Vickerman, P.; Boily, M.C.; Hallett, T.B.;
Plos Medicine, 2012; 9(7):e1001258
Respondent driven sampling--where we are and where should we be going?
White, R.G. ; Lansky, A. ; Goel, S. ; Wilson, D. ; Hladik, W. ; Hakim, A. ; Frost, S.D. ;
Sex Transm Infect, 2012; 88(6):397-9
Periodic Active Case Finding for TB: When to Look?
Dodd, P.J. ; White, R.G. ; Corbett, E.L. ;
PLoS One, 2011; 6(12):e29130
An Introduction to Infectious Disease Modelling
Vynnycky, E.; White, R.G.
Oxford University Press 2010
Male circumcision for HIV prevention in high HIV prevalence settings: what can mathematical modelling contribute to informed decision making?
UNAIDS/WHO/SACEMA Expert Group on Modelling the Impact and Cost of Male Circumcision for HIV Prevention, (Hankins, C; Hargrove, J; Williams, B; Abu-Raddad, L; Auvert, B; Bollinger, L; Dorrington, R; Ghani, A; Gray, R; Hallett, T; Kahn, JG; Lohse, N; Nagelkerke, N; Porco, T; Schmid, G; Stover, J; Weiss, H; Welte, A; White, P; White, R.; ).;
PLoS Med, 2009; 6(9):e1000109
Male circumcision for HIV prevention in sub-Saharan Africa: who, what and when?
White, R.G.; Glynn, J.R.; Orroth, K.K.; Freeman, E.E.; Bakker, R.; Weiss, H.A.; Kumaranayake, L.; Habbema, J.D.; Buvé, A.; Hayes, R.J.;
AIDS, 2008; 22(14):1841-50
Quantifying HIV-1 transmission due to contaminated injections.
White, R.G.; Cooper, B.S.; Kedhar, A.; Orroth, K.K.; Biraro, S.; Baggaley, R.F.; Whitworth, J.; Korenromp, E.L.; Ghani, A.; Boily, M.C.; Hayes, R.J.;
Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A, 2007; 104(23):9794-9
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