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Kathryn Risher

PhD, MHS

Research Fellow

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150

LSHTM
Keppel Street
London
WC1E 7HT
United Kingdom

Tel.
020 7612 7853

Kathryn (Katie) joined LSHTM in 2017 after completing her doctorate at Johns Hopkins University in Epidemiology. She holds a BA in biology, an MHS in biostatistics, and an MHS in epidemiology. Her work at LSHTM focuses on the population impact of HIV on mortality in Eastern and Southern Africa, and cross-sectional HIV incidence testing in antenatal clinics for surveillance. Her work is with the MeSH Consortium and ALPHA Network.

Affiliations

Department of Population Health
Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health

Teaching

Katie co-organises the distance learning module "Demographic Data: Sources, Collection and Evaluation," and teaches on the in-person modules "Demographic Methods," "Research Design & Analysis," and "Analysing Survey & Population Data." 

Research

Katie's research has focused on a range of HIV-related topics, including sexual behaviour and networks, mathematical modelling, population-based studies, the care continuum, and social aspects of HIV. She currently is focusing on HIV mortality and incidence.

Research Area
Public health
Statistical methods
Modelling
Discipline
Demography
Epidemiology
Mathematical modelling
Statistics
Disease and Health Conditions
HIV/AIDS
Infectious disease
Sexually transmitted infection
Country
Kenya
Tanzania
United States
South Africa
Region
North America
Sub-Saharan Africa (all income levels)
World

Selected Publications

Population-level adult mortality following the expansion of antiretroviral therapy in Rakai, Uganda
Nabukalu D; Reniers G; Risher K; Blom S; Slaymaker E; Kabudula C; Zaba B; Nalugoda F; Kigozi G; Makumbi F
2019
Population Studies
Outcomes of patients lost to follow-up after antiretroviral therapy initiation in rural north-eastern South Africa.
Ambia J; Kabudula C; Risher K; Rice BD; Reniers G; Etoori D
2019
Tropical medicine & international health : TM & IH
Challenges in the Evaluation of Interventions to Improve Engagement Along the HIV Care Continuum in the United States: A Systematic Review.
Risher KA; Kapoor S; Daramola AM; Paz-Bailey G; Skarbinski J; Doyle K; Shearer K; Dowdy D; Rosenberg E; Sullivan P
2017
AIDS and behavior
Effect of the US National HIV/AIDS Strategy targets for improved HIV care engagement: a modelling study.
Shah M; Perry A; Risher K; Kapoor S; Grey J; Sharma A; Rosenberg ES; Del Rio C; Sullivan P; Dowdy DW
2016
The lancet HIV
Antiretroviral Treatment and Sexual Risk Behavior in South Africa.
Risher K; Rehle T; Simbayi L; Shisana O; Celentano DD
2016
AIDS and behavior
HIV treatment cascade in MSM, people who inject drugs, and sex workers.
Risher K; Mayer KH; Beyrer C
2015
Current opinion in HIV and AIDS
Sexual stigma and discrimination as barriers to seeking appropriate healthcare among men who have sex with men in Swaziland.
Risher K; Adams D; Sithole B; Ketende S; Kennedy C; Mnisi Z; Mabusa X; Baral SD
2013
Journal of the International AIDS Society
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