Dr Kiesha Prem


Assistant Professor


Keppel Street
United Kingdom

I am an infectious disease modeller at LSHTM. I received my PhD in Public Health from the Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health (SSHSPH) at the National University of Singapore (NUS), where I maintain an honorary position as a research fellow. Since September 2019, I chair the seminars at the Centre for the Mathematical Modelling of Infectious Diseases (CMMID) at LSHTM.


Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health
Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology


Centre for the Mathematical Modelling of Infectious Diseases (CMMID)


Together with Professor Mark Jit, I helped design, coordinate Health Decision Science, a recommended course for MSc Public Health (Health Economics and Health Services and Management) and MSc Health Policy Planning & Finance. I also lecture on the Machine Learning module, which is part of the new MSc in Health Data Science. In addition to the LSHTM courses I have been involved with, as part of outreach and regional engagement, I have conducted several training courses over the last five years: I have lectured and facilitated for several data analysis and biostatistics R workshops at University of Public Health (Yangon, Myanmar), Mahidol University (Bangkok, Thailand), UCSI University (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia). I have also facilitated a Health Technology Assessment workshop for health professionals jointly organised by the National University of Singapore and the Health Intervention and Technology Assessment Program (HITAP). I was invited to speak at the Option X Pre-conference workshop: Introduction to Infectious Disease Modelling, held at the National University of Singapore.


I collaborate closely with the national tuberculosis programme in Cambodia Ministry of Health and WHO to build computational models for infectious diseases and conduct cost-effectiveness and feasibility studies.
In my role at LSHTM, I am currently evaluating the cost-effectiveness and feasibility of a global eradication of vaccine-type human papillomavirus.
Together with the national tuberculosis programme in Cambodia and WHO Western Pacific Region office, I am conducting a holistic overview of the TB care and services in Cambodia, which involves developing a monitoring tool to inform the way towards ending TB in Cambodia. We are also evaluating several TB active case finding modalities in Cambodia.

Research Area
Sexual health
Global Health
Health economics
GIS/Spatial analysis
Mathematical modelling
Operational research
Disease and Health Conditions
Human papillomavirus (HPV)
East Asia & Pacific (all income levels)

Selected Publications

SARS-CoV-2 antibodies protect against reinfection for at least 6 months in a multicentre seroepidemiological workplace cohort.
Finch E; Lowe R; Fischinger S; de St Aubin M; Siddiqui SM; Dayal D; Loesche MA; Rhee J; Beger S; Hu Y
PLoS biology
Changes in social contacts in England during the COVID-19 pandemic between March 2020 and March 2021 as measured by the CoMix survey: A repeated cross-sectional study.
Gimma A; Munday JD; Wong KLM; Coletti P; van Zandvoort K; Prem K; CMMID COVID-19 working group; Klepac P; Rubin GJ; Funk S
PLoS medicine
Mean contacts by age and date
Gimma A; Munday JD; Wong KLM; Coletti P; Van Zandvoort K; Prem K; Klepac P; Rubin GJ; Funk S; Edmunds WJ
The importance of saturating density dependence for population-level predictions of SARS-CoV-2 resurgence compared with density-independent or linearly density-dependent models, England, 23 March to 31 July 2020.
Nightingale ES; Brady OJ; CMMID Covid-19 working group; Yakob L
Euro surveillance : bulletin Europeen sur les maladies transmissibles = European communicable disease bulletin
Economic Evaluation of Community Tuberculosis Active Case-Finding Approaches in Cambodia: A Quasi-Experimental Study.
Teo AKJ; Prem K; Wang Y; Pande T; Smelyanskaya M; Gerstel L; Chry M; Tuot S; Yi S
International journal of environmental research and public health
Prevalence and Determinants of Vaginal Infection With Human Papillomavirus Among Female University Students in Vietnam.
VAN Trang N; Prem K; Toh ZQ; Viet Ha BT; Ngoc Lan PT; Tran HP; Pham QD; VAN Khuu N; Jit M; Luu DT
In vivo (Athens, Greece)
A global assessment of the impact of school closure in reducing COVID-19 spread.
Wu JT; Mei S; Luo S; Leung K; Liu D; Lv Q; Liu J; Li Y; Prem K; Jit M
Philosophical transactions. Series A, Mathematical, physical, and engineering sciences
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