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Mark Jit

BSc PhD MPH

Professor
of Vaccine Epidemiology

LSHTM
Keppel Street
London
WC1E 7HT
United Kingdom

Tel.
+44 (0)20 7927 2852

I work both at LSHTM and also in the Modelling and Economics Unit of Public Health England in Colindale. I also hold a visiting professorship at the School of Public Health, University of Hong Kong.

Affiliations

Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology

Centres

Mathematical Modelling of Infectious Diseases
Vaccine Centre

Teaching

I teach postgraduate and professional courses on vaccinology, modelling and economics of infectious diseases, both at LSHTM and elsewhere. I co-coordinate the Croucher Summer Course on Vaccinology for Public Health and Clinical Practice in the 21st century held in Hong Kong in collaboration with the University of Hong Kong. I also help to coordinate training workshops on modelling and economics of vaccines across Asia.

Students interested in opportunities to conduct epidemiological, economic and/or policy research on vaccines and other infectious disease interventions towards a Masters, PhD or DrPH degree are very welcome to get in touch.

Research

My main research focus is investigating the epidemiological and economic impact of vaccines and other infectious disease control interventions to support evidence-based public health decision making. Much of this work uses transmission dynamic models to capture ecological effects of interventions beyond the individual.

I am particularly interested in the use of modelling to inform the interface between technical questions about projecting the impact that vaccines can have, and normative questions about what health and economic goals we should pursue. Examples of such questions include the distribution of the costs and benefits of vaccines across different countries and people around the world, and the value of long-term outcomes such as reducing antimicrobial resistance or eradicating an infection.

I work closely with decision makers such as the World Health Organization, country governments and national immunisation technical advisory groups such as the UK's Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation. In particular, my work has helped inform immunisation policy on a range of vaccines (including measles, HPV, pneumococcal, rotavirus, influenza and dengue vaccines) in both developed and developing countries, in close collaboration with partners based in those countries.

Research Area
Decision analysis
Economic evaluation
Vaccines
Immunisation
Modelling
Discipline
Economics
Mathematical modelling
Vaccinology
Disease and Health Conditions
Diarrhoeal diseases
Infectious disease
Measles
Pandemic diseases
Cervical cancer
Dengue
Human papillomavirus (HPV)
Influenza
Respiratory disease
Sexually transmitted infection
Country
China
United Kingdom
Hong Kong SAR, China
Region
East Asia & Pacific (all income levels)
European Union
World

Selected Publications

Routine Pediatric Enterovirus 71 Vaccination in China: a Cost-Effectiveness Analysis.
Wu, J.T. ; Jit, M. ; Zheng, Y. ; Leung, K. ; Xing, W. ; Yang, J. ; Liao, Q. ; Cowling, B.J. ; Yang, B. ; Lau, E.H. ; Takahashi, S. ; Farrar, J.J. ; Grenfell, B.T. ; Leung, G.M. ; Yu, H. ;
2016
PLoS Med
The Long-Term Safety, Public Health Impact, and Cost-Effectiveness of Routine Vaccination with a Recombinant, Live-Attenuated Dengue Vaccine (Dengvaxia): A Model Comparison Study.
Flasche, S. ; Jit, M. ; Rodríguez-Barraquer, I. ; Coudeville, L. ; Recker, M. ; Koelle, K. ; Milne, G. ; Hladish, T.J. ; Perkins, T.A. ; Cummings, D.A. ; Dorigatti, I. ; Laydon, D.J. ; España, G. ; Kelso, J. ; Longini, I. ; Lourenco, J. ; Pearson, C.A. ; Reiner, R.C. ; Mier-Y-Terán-Romero, L. ; Vannice, K. ; Ferguson, N. ;
2016
PLoS Med
The broader economic impact of vaccination: reviewing and appraising the strength of evidence.
Jit, M. ; Hutubessy, R. ; Png, M.E. ; Sundaram, N. ; Audimulam, J. ; Salim, S. ; Yoong, J. ;
2015
BMC Med
Cost-effectiveness of female human papillomavirus vaccination in 179 countries: a PRIME modelling study.
Jit, M. ; Brisson, M. ; Portnoy, A. ; Hutubessy, R. ;
2014
Lancet Glob Health
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