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 is currently completing a PhD in Epidemiology and Mathematical Modelling at LSHTM and holds an MPH in Global Epidemiology from Emory University and a BSc in Mathematical Sciences from Clemson University.
Katherine has lead or assisted on practical sessions for Analysis and Design of Research Studies, Epidemiology and Control for Communicable Diseases, and Basic Maths.
Katherine 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.
She is also the LSHTM Programme Team Leader 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.
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.