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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 Kathleen O'Reilly

Research

My research focuses on the use of mathematical models to study tuberculosis (TB). My current work involves developing tools to support TB control policy and practice in South Africa and using models to estimate the potential impact of biomarkers to identify individuals at risk of developing TB. 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.;
2016
AIDS
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. ; Bacaƫr, 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
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. ;
2015
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.;
2014
Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A
A methodology for global-sensitivity analysis of time-dependent outputs in systems biology modelling
Sumner, T.; Shephard, E.; Bogle, I. D. L.
2012
Journal of the Royal Society Interface
See all Dr Tom Sumner's Publications