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Dr Rein Houben

PhD

Associate Professor
in Infectious Disease Epidemiology

Room
104b

LSHTM
Keppel Street
London
WC1E 7HT
United Kingdom

Tel.
+44(0)20 7927 2956

I came to the School in 2006, working primarily on the molecular epidemiology of Tuberculosis. After spending 3 years working on field studies in North Malawi, I moved back to London in 2012 to join the TB modelling and Analysis Consortium (www.tb-mac.org) and LSHTM TB modelling group. In 2017 I was awarded an ERC starting grant work on TB Natural History. 

Affiliations

Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health
Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology

Centres

Mathematical Modelling of Infectious Diseases
Tuberculosis (TB) Centre

Teaching

I have taught on a wide variety of courses in the In House and Distance Learning MSc Epidemiology. Currently I am a module co-organiser for EP202: Statistical Methods in Epidemiology, and departmental Research Degree Coordinator for IDE. I also run the Virtual Ethics Committee in EPM103: Practical Epidemiology

Research

My main research focus is creating mathematical models for academic, policy decisions and capacity building purposes. I lead the development and implementation of TIME, a widely used TB modelling tool. My ERC grant work aims to improve our understanding of TB natural history, with a particular focus on the mechanism and treatment of latent TB infection as well as socio-economic determinants of TB.  

Research Area
Modelling
Discipline
Epidemiology
Mathematical modelling
Disease and Health Conditions
Tuberculosis
Region
Euro area
South Asia
Sub-Saharan Africa (developing only)
Sub-Saharan Africa (all income levels)
World

Selected Publications

Modelling the social and structural determinants of tuberculosis: opportunities and challenges.
Pedrazzoli, D. ; Boccia, D. ; Dodd, P.J. ; Lönnroth, K. ; Dowdy, D.W. ; Siroka, A. ; Kimerling, M.E. ; White, R.G. ; Houben, R.M.G.J. ;
2017
Int J Tuberc Lung Dis
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.;
2016
AIDS
TIME Impact - a new user-friendly tuberculosis (TB) model to inform TB policy decisions.
Houben, R.M. ; Lalli, M. ; Sumner, T. ; Hamilton, M. ; Pedrazzoli, D. ; Bonsu, F. ; Hippner, P. ; Pillay, Y. ; Kimerling, M. ; Ahmedov, S. ; Pretorius, C. ; White, R.G. ;
2016
BMC Med
Feasibility of achieving the 2025 WHO global tuberculosis targets in South Africa, China, and India: a combined analysis of 11 mathematical models.
Houben, R.M. ; Menzies, N.A. ; Sumner, T. ; Huynh, G.H. ; Arinaminpathy, N. ; Goldhaber-Fiebert, J.D. ; Lin, H.H. ; Wu, C.Y. ; Mandal, S. ; Pandey, S. ; Suen, S.C. ; Bendavid, E. ; Azman, A.S. ; Dowdy, D.W. ; Bacaër, N. ; Rhines, A.S. ; Feldman, M.W. ; Handel, A. ; Whalen, C.C. ; Chang, S.T. ; Wagner, B.G. ; Eckhoff, P.A. ; Trauer, J.M. ; Denholm, J.T. ; McBryde, E.S. ; Cohen, T. ; Salomon, J.A. ; Pretorius, C. ; Lalli, M. ; Eaton, J.W. ; Boccia, D. ; Hosseini, M. ; Gomez, G.B. ; Sahu, S. ; Daniels, C. ; Ditiu, L. ; Chin, D.P. ; Wang, L. ; Chadha, V.K. ; Rade, K. ; Dewan, P. ; Hippner, P. ; Charalambous, S. ; Grant, A.D. ; Churchyard, G. ; Pillay, Y. ; Mametja, L.D. ; Kimerling, M.E. ; Vassall, A. ; White, R.G. ;
2016
Lancet Glob Health
The effect of diabetes and undernutrition trends on reaching 2035 global tuberculosis targets.
Odone, A. ; Houben, R.M. ; White, R.G. ; Lönnroth, K. ;
2014
Lancet Diabetes Endocrinol
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