Imperial College London

Dr Kate Mitchell

Faculty of MedicineSchool of Public Health

Research Fellow



+44 (0)20 7594 3342kate.mitchell Website




UG4Norfolk PlaceSt Mary's Campus





I am a Research Fellow working for the HIV Prevention Trials Network (HPTN) Modelling Centre. I use mathematical modelling of HIV transmission amongst key populations (including men who have sex with men) to inform and interpret clinical trials being developed and conducted by the HPTN.

An introduction to the work of the HPTN modelling centre

I did my PhD at the University of Edinburgh, modelling immune responses to human schistosomiasis infection at the population level. I then worked at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, modelling HIV and STI transmission and control amongst key populations in southern India, China and Nigeria.


I teach on the short course Introduction to Mathematical Models of the Epidemiology & Control of Infectious Diseases and the MSc in Epidemiology.

Journal editing

  • Deputy Editor for the Journal of the International AIDS Society (2018-2020)
  • Associate Editor for BMC Infectious Diseases (2016-2018)



Foss AM, Prudden HJ, Mitchell KM, et al., 2020, Using data from ‘visible’ populations to estimate the size and importance of ‘hidden’ populations in an epidemic: A modelling technique, Infectious Disease Modelling, ISSN:2468-0427

Moore JR, Donnell DJ, Boily M-C, et al., 2020, Model-based predictions of HIV incidence among African women using HIV risk behaviors and community-level data on male HIV prevalence and viral suppression., J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr

Wong NS, Powers KA, Tucker JD, et al., 2020, Modelling the impact of a sex work crackdown on syphilis transmission among female sex workers and their clients in South China., Sex Transm Infect

Dimitrov D, Moore J, Wood D, et al., 2020, Predicted effectiveness of daily and non-daily PrEP for MSM based on sex and pill-taking patterns from HPTN 067/ADAPT, Clinical Infectious Diseases, Vol:71, ISSN:1058-4838, Pages:249-255

Silhol R, Boily M-C, Dimitrov D, et al., 2020, Understanding the HIV epidemic among MSM in Baltimore: a modelling study estimating the impact of past HIV interventions and who acquired and contributed to infections., Jaids: Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes, Vol:84, ISSN:1525-4135, Pages:253-262

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