Dr Katherine Horton


Assistant Professor

Keppel Street
United Kingdom

Katherine Horton is an infectious disease epidemiologist and mathematical modeller with experience in research, surveillance, capacity strengthening, and outbreak response in academic, research, and government institutions in low- and middle-income settings across Africa, the Eastern Mediterranean, South East Asia, and the Western Pacific. She holds a PhD in Epidemiology and Mathematical Modelling from LSHTM, an MPH in Global Epidemiology from Emory University, and a BSc in Mathematical Sciences from Clemson University.


Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology
Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health
Department of Clinical Research


Centre for the Mathematical Modelling of Infectious Diseases (CMMID)
TB Centre


Katherine has lead or assisted on practical sessions for Basic Epidemiology, Analysis and Design of Research Studies, Epidemiology and Control for Communicable Diseases, and Basic Maths.


Katherine is the LSHTM Principal Investigator and cross-consortium Modelling Working Group Coordinator for the LIGHT Consortium. LIGHT is a six-year cross-disciplinary global health research programme funded by UK aid, led by LSTM working with partners in Kenya, Malawi, Nigeria, Uganda and the UK. LIGHT aims to support policy and practice in transforming gendered pathways to health for those with TB in urban, HIV-prevalent settings to improve health, socio-economic and equity outcomes and to stop the spread of TB.

She also works on TBornotTB, a project that aims to better understand how TB develops in individuals and spreads in populations, acknowledging data that have shown that individuals can experience disease across a spectrum of intensity which varies over time. TBornotTB has two main objectives: first, to bring together old and new data to understand the new states of TB infection and disease, and second, to use mathematical modelling tools to show the consequences, which should help improve TB policies.

Katherine is affiliated with the TB Modelling Group, a multidisciplinary group of mathematical modellers and epidemiologists using mathematical and statistical models to better understand the natural history and epidemiology of tuberculosis and to improve the contribution of TB modelling to policy decisions and implementation.

Research Area
Social and structural determinants of health
Systematic reviews
Implementation research
Mathematical modelling
Disease and Health Conditions

Selected Publications

Missing men with tuberculosis: the need to address structural influences and implement targeted and multidimensional interventions.
Chikovore J; Pai M; Horton KC; Daftary A; Kumwenda MK; Hart G; Corbett EL
BMJ Global Health
The risk of multidrug- or rifampicin-resistance in males versus females with tuberculosis.
McQuaid CF; Horton KC; Dean AS; Knight GM; White RG
The European respiratory journal
A Bayesian Approach to Understanding Sex Differences in Tuberculosis Disease Burden.
Horton KC; Sumner T; Houben RMGJ; Corbett EL; White RG
American journal of epidemiology
Systematic neglect of men as a key population in tuberculosis.
Horton KC; White RG; Houben RMGJ
Tuberculosis (Edinburgh, Scotland)
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