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Katherine Horton

BSc MPH

Research Degree Student

Room
490

LSHTM
Keppel Street
London
WC1E 7HT
United Kingdom

Tel.
07845082560

Katherine Horton earned a BSc in Mathematical Sciences from Clemson University in 2005 and an MPH in Global Epidemiology from Emory University in 2007. During her MPH studies, Katherine completed a research fellowship with icddr,b, where she studied care-seeking behaviour for acute respiratory infections among children under two years of age in Dhaka.

Katherine has worked with the Rwanda Zambia HIV Research Group at Emory University, first supporting field sites from the group’s home office in the United States and subsequently managing data and clinical components of cohort studies and clinical trials at field sites in Rwanda and Zambia. Prior to joining the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, she spent four years with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Global Disease Detection Regional Center at U.S. Naval Medical Research Unit No. 3 in Egypt. There she studied acute respiratory infections, sexually transmitted infections, and emerging zoonotic diseases in Egypt and Djibouti, while also supporting capacity building and outbreak response across North and West Africa, the Middle East and Central Asia.

Affiliations

Department of Clinical Research
Faculty of Infectious and Tropical Diseases

Centres

Mathematical Modelling of Infectious Diseases
Tuberculosis (TB) Centre

Teaching

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

Research

Katherine's current research focuses on gender inequity in tuberculosis (TB) burden and access to care. She has completed a systematic review highlighting that TB prevalence is significantly higher among men than women in low- and middle-income countries and that men are disadvantaged in accessing TB care in many settings. Her recent modelling work has provided further evidence that gender differences in TB burden are attributable to men’s disadvantages in disease incidence and untreated disease duration. She is now using mathematical modelling to investigate the impact of these gender inequities on disease transmission and to identify opportunities for effective intervention to reduce the overall burden of TB and ensure gender equity in TB care.

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
Gender
Modelling
Discipline
Epidemiology
Mathematical modelling
Disease and Health Conditions
Tuberculosis

Selected Publications

A Bayesian approach to understanding gender differences in tuberculosis disease burden.
Horton, K.C. ; Sumner, T. ; Houben, R.M.G.J. ; Corbett, E.L. ; White, R.G. ;
2018
Am J Epidemiol
High HIV and active tuberculosis prevalence and increased mortality risk in adults with symptoms of TB: a systematic review and meta-analyses.
Nliwasa, M. ; MacPherson, P. ; Gupta-Wright, A. ; Mwapasa, M. ; Horton, K. ; Odland, J.Ø. ; Flach, C. ; Corbett, E.L. ;
2018
J Int AIDS Soc
Systematic neglect of men as a key population in tuberculosis.
Horton, K.C. ; White, R.G. ; Houben, R.M.G.J. ;
2018
Tuberculosis (Edinb)
Viral etiology, seasonality and severity of hospitalized patients with severe acute respiratory infections in the Eastern Mediterranean Region, 2007-2014.
Horton, K.C. ; Dueger, E.L. ; Kandeel, A. ; Abdallat, M. ; El-Kholy, A. ; Al-Awaidy, S. ; Kohlani, A.H. ; Amer, H. ; El-Khal, A.L. ; Said, M. ; House, B. ; Pimentel, G. ; Talaat, M. ;
2017
PLoS One
Time for men to count, too.
Horton, K.C. ; Houben, R.M. ; White, R.G. ; Corbett, E.L. ;
2016
Int J Tuberc Lung Dis
Sex Differences in Tuberculosis Burden and Notifications in Low- and Middle-Income Countries: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis.
Horton, K.C. ; MacPherson, P. ; Houben, R.M. ; White, R.G. ; Corbett, E.L. ;
2016
PLoS Med
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