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Dr Tom Sumner

Assistant Professor

Room
104b

LSHTM
Keppel Street
London
WC1E 7HT
United Kingdom

Tel.
+44 (0)20 7927 2957

I am an Assistant Professor in the Centre for Mathematical Modelling of Infectious Diseases and the TB Centre at LSHTM. I am also a member of the TB modelling group.

Before joining the school I worked at the Institute for Animal Health developing spatial models of the spread and control of vector-borne livestock diseases such as bluetonge and African Horse Sickness. Prior to this I obtained a PhD in computational biology from UCL.

Affiliations

Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology
Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health

Centres

Mathematical Modelling of Infectious Diseases
Tuberculosis (TB) Centre

Teaching

I teach on the LSHTM short course "Introduction to Infectious Disease Modelling and Its Applications" and MSc module "Modelling & the Dynamics of Infectious Diseases" and am co-organiser of the related Distance Learning module with Rosalind Eggo and Raphaelle Metras

Research

My research focuses on the use of mathematical models to study the transmission and control of tuberculosis. My current work involves developing tools to support TB control policy and practice in South Africa. I also have an interest in using mathematical modelling to try to understand the impact of interventions against TB/HIV in particular the use of preventive therapy.

Research Area
Disease control
Modelling
Discipline
Epidemiology
Mathematics
Mathematical modelling
Disease and Health Conditions
HIV/AIDS
Tuberculosis
Country
South Africa
Region
Sub-Saharan Africa (all income levels)
World

Selected Publications

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.;
AIDS
Tuberculosis control in South African gold mines: mathematical modeling of a trial of community-wide isoniazid preventive therapy.
Vynnycky, E. ; Sumner, T. ; Fielding, K.L. ; Lewis, J.J. ; Cox, A.P. ; Hayes, R.J. ; Corbett, E.L. ; Churchyard, G.J. ; Grant, A.D. ; White, R.G. ;
Am J Epidemiol
Impact and cost-effectiveness of new tuberculosis vaccines in low- and middle-income countries.
Knight, G.M.; Griffiths, U.K.; Sumner, T.; Laurence, Y.V.; Gheorghe, A.; Vassall, A.; Glaziou, P.; White, R.G.;
Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A
Scaling from challenge experiments to the field: Quantifying the impact of vaccination on the transmission of bluetongue virus serotype 8.
Gubbins, S. ; Hartemink, N.A. ; Wilson, A.J. ; Moulin, V. ; Vonk Noordegraaf, C.A. ; van der Sluijs, M.T. ; de Smit, A.J. ; Sumner, T. ; Klinkenberg, D. ;
Prev Vet Med
A methodology for global-sensitivity analysis of time-dependent outputs in systems biology modelling
Sumner, T.; Shephard, E.; Bogle, I. D. L.
Journal of the Royal Society Interface
See all Dr Tom Sumner's Publications