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Dr Tom Sumner

PhD

Assistant Professor

LSHTM
Keppel Street
London
WC1E 7HT
United Kingdom

I am an Assistant Professor in the TB Modelling Group at LSHTM. I am also a member of the Centre for Mathematical Modelling of Infectious Diseases and the TB Centre. My work focusses on the use of mathematical models to study the epidemiology and contol of tuberculosis.

I orginally studied Physics and obtained a PhD in Computational Biology from University College London. Prior to joinign LSHTM I worked at the Pirbright Institute developing mathematical models to study the spread and control of vector-borne livestock diseases.

Affiliations

Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health
Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology

Centres

Centre for the Mathematical Modelling of Infectious Diseases (CMMID)
TB Centre

Teaching

I am a module organiser and tutor for the distance learning MSc module Modelling and the Dynamics of Infectious Diseases (EPM302). I also teach on the in house MSc programme and the LSHTM Infectious Disease Modelling summer short course.

Research

Research Area
Modelling
Disease and Health Conditions
Tuberculosis
Region
Sub-Saharan Africa (all income levels)
World

Selected Publications

Estimating the Impact of Tuberculosis Case Detection in Constrained Health Systems: An Example of Case-Finding in South Africa.
Sumner T; Bozzani F; Mudzengi D; Hippner P; Houben RM; Cardenas V; Vassall A; White RG
2019
American Journal of Epidemiology
Should NICE reconsider the 2016 UK guidelines on TB contact tracing? A cost-effectiveness analysis of contact investigations in London.
Cavany SM; Vynnycky E; Anderson CS; Maguire H; Sandmann F; Thomas HL; White RG; Sumner T
2018
Thorax
Quantifying the roles of host movement and vector dispersal in the transmission of vector-borne diseases of livestock.
Sumner T; Orton RJ; Green DM; Kao RR; Gubbins S
2017
PLOS COMPUTATIONAL BIOLOGY
Feasibility of achieving the 2025 WHO global tuberculosis targets in South Africa, China, and India: a combined analysis of 11 mathematical models.
Houben RMGJ; Menzies NA; Sumner T; Huynh GH; Arinaminpathy N; Goldhaber-Fiebert JD; Lin H-H; Wu C-Y; Mandal S; Pandey S
2016
The Lancet Global health
Post-treatment effect of isoniazid preventive therapy on tuberculosis incidence in HIV-infected individuals on antiretroviral therapy.
Sumner T; Houben RMGJ; Rangaka MX; Maartens G; Boulle A; Wilkinson RJ; White RG
2016
AIDS (London, England)
Ability of preventive therapy to cure latent Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection in HIV-infected individuals in high-burden settings.
Houben RMGJ; Sumner T; Grant AD; White RG
2014
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
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