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Professor Richard White

BSc MSc PhD

Professor
of Infectious Disease Modelling

Room
104b

LSHTM
Keppel Street
London
WC1E 7HT
United Kingdom

Tel.
++ 44 (0) 20 7299 4626

Fax.
++ 44 (0) 20 7436 4230

Richard G White (BSc, MSc, PhD) is Professor of Infectious Disease Modelling in the Centre for the Mathematical Modelling of Infectious Diseases, the TB Centre, and the Vaccine Centre at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.

He is Director of the TB Modelling and Analysis Consortium (TB MAC) and co-leads the LSHTM TB Modelling Group with Rein Houben.

Richard was awarded a BSc in Physics from Durham University and an MSc in Medical Demography from LSHTM. He was awarded a PhD in Infectious Disease Modelling in 2006, led the establishment of the LSHTM’s Centre for the Mathematical Modelling of Infectious Diseases in 2007. He was awarded a Methodology Research Fellowship from the UK Medical Research Council in 2009 and the Director's Award for Outstanding Contribution to Research in 2020. Richard was co-head of the Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology with Katherine Fielding (2018-2021).

Richard currently serves on LSHTM's Senate and Innovation Committees, and is an Advisory Panel member for the LSHTM Global Health Economics Centre and LSHTM TB Centre.

Affiliations

Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology
Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health

Centres

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

Teaching

Richard teaches on the mathematical modelling of the spread and control of infectious diseases in the UK and internationally. He organises the LSHTM Infectious Disease Modelling summer short course and MSc Module with Emilia Vynnycky (Public Health England), Sophie Rhodes (MSc Module) and Nicky McCreesh (Short Course).

He is co-author of the textbook An Introduction to Infectious Disease Modelling published by Oxford University Press.

Research

Richard's research focus is the mathematical and statistical modelling of the transmission and control of infectious diseases, particularly TB and HIV.

He has co-authored around 150 peer-reviewed scientific publications. He is currently PI or LSHTM PI on around 5 research grants including:

'Modeling of TB vaccine investments and impact' (BMGF), Improving scientific and public health decision making by developing technologies to increase use of robust methods to calibrate and analyse complex mathematical models (Wellcome), Full public health value of TB vaccines (WHO), Multi-disciplinary research for the strategic and translational development of a late-stage tuberculosis vaccine candidate (SET Bloomsbury), the 'TB Modelling and Analysis Consortium' (BMGF),).

He is an Associate Editor for IJTLD and a permanent reviewer for Lancet Respiratory Medicine

Richard currently supervises PhD students estimating the global impact of new TB vaccines, developing new modelling methods to identify optimal vaccine dose, and  gender differences in TB.

He welcomes new PhD proposals in TB modelling.

Research Area
Bacteria
Diagnostics
Infectious disease policy
Public health
Social and structural determinants of health
Statistical methods
Disease control
Methodology
Modelling
Discipline
Demography
Epidemiology
Mathematical modelling
Statistics
Disease and Health Conditions
HIV/AIDS
Infectious disease
Sexually transmitted disease
Tuberculosis
Country
Brazil
Botswana
Switzerland
China
United Kingdom
Kenya
Malawi
Netherlands
Qatar
Tanzania
Uganda
United States of America
South Africa
Zambia
Zimbabwe
Region
Latin America & Caribbean (all income levels)
Least developed countries: UN classification
Middle East & North Africa (all income levels)
North America
Sub-Saharan Africa (all income levels)
World