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Albert VanHoek

BSc MSc PhD

Assistant Professor
Vaccine Economics

Room
104

LSHTM
Keppel Street
London
WC1E 7HT
United Kingdom

Albert Jan van Hoek (Dutch) is an assistant professor in Vaccine Economics. He is a biologist by training but obtained a PhD in cost-effectiveness modelling of vaccination programmes. Cost-effectiveness modelling of vaccination programmes is a multi-diciplinairy specialisation which spans the fields of health economics, infectious disease epidemiology and infectious disease transmission modelling. The combination offers the best of these three fields. 

Before joining the school he worked for 7+ years in the modelling unit and immunisation department of Public Health England (PHE, also called Health Protection Agency before), the public health body for England and his work informed and guided national decision making. The main pathogens he worked on were: varicella zoster, influenza, streptococcus pneumoniae and bordetella pertussis. Apart from disease specific studies he also performed work on the assessment of the quality of life and collected information on contact patterns. During his time at PHE he was seconded twice to a reasearch institute on the African continent; once to the MRC in the Gambia (two months) and once to KEMRI in Kenia (three months). 

At the school Albert is employed by the immunisation HPRU. This HPRU is a formal collaboration between LSHTM and PHE. With his move from PHE to LSHTM he thererfore did not move far from his old job, and his work remains focussed on performing research to underpin and enhance vaccination policy in England. His projects at the moment are focussed on equity and vaccination programmes, the costs of vaccination and measuring the utility of prevented disease burden. 

He is still involved in projects at Public Health England, supervising work on varicella, pneumococcal disease and HIV and he is a co-leader on a workpackage of the I-MOVE+ project.

Beside his work at the school Albert advices sub-committees on pneumococcus and varicella linked to the Joint Committee for Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) and is a member of the vaccination committee of the Dutch health council

Affiliations

Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology
Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health

Centres

Mathematical Modelling of Infectious Diseases
Vaccine Centre

Teaching

He contributes actively to the teaching at the LSHTM and supervises PhD students 

Research

Research Area
Decision analysis
Health care policy
Health impact analysis
Health inequalities
Health outcomes
Health policy
Health services research
Health status measurement
Health systems
Health technology assessment
Infectious disease policy
Public health
Surveillance
Vaccines
Disease control
Equity
Evaluation
Evidence use
Global Health
Immunisation
Impact evaluation
Inequalities
Neonatal health
Older people's health
Outbreaks
Discipline
Immunoepidemiology
Pharmacoepidemiology
Epidemiology
Mathematical modelling
Vaccinology
Disease and Health Conditions
Diarrhoeal diseases
HIV/AIDS
Measles
Pandemic diseases
Emerging Infectious Disease
Influenza
Respiratory disease
Country
United Kingdom
Netherlands
Region
European Union

Selected Publications

The Potential for Reducing the Number of Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine Doses While Sustaining Herd Immunity in High-Income Countries.
Flasche, S. ; Van Hoek, A.J. ; Goldblatt, D. ; Edmunds, W.J. ; O'Brien, K.L. ; Scott, J.A. ; Miller, E. ;
PLoS Med
Ebola virus disease in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, 1976-2014.
Rosello, A. ; Mossoko, M. ; Flasche, S. ; Van Hoek, A.J. ; Mbala, P. ; Camacho, A. ; Funk, S. ; Kucharski, A. ; Ilunga, B.K. ; Edmunds, W.J. ; Piot, P. ; Baguelin, M. ; Muyembe Tamfum, J.J. ;
Elife
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