Imperial College London

Dr Kate Mitchell

Faculty of MedicineSchool of Public Health

Advanced Research Fellow



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UG4Norfolk PlaceSt Mary's Campus





I am an Advanced 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, the Master of Public Health (MPH) 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)



Mitchell KM, Maheu-Giroux M, Dimitrov D, et al., 2021, How can progress towards Ending the HIV Epidemic in the United States be monitored?, Clinical Infectious Diseases, ISSN:1058-4838

Booton RD, Ong JJ, Lee A, et al., 2021, Modelling the impact of an HIV testing intervention on HIV transmission among men who have sex with men in China, Hiv Medicine, Vol:22, ISSN:1464-2662, Pages:467-477

Silhol R, Geidelberg L, Mitchell K, et al., 2021, Assessing the potential impact of disruptions due to COVID-19 on HIV among key and lower-risk populations in the largest cities of Cameroon and Benin, Jaids: Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes, Vol:87, ISSN:1525-4135, Pages:899-911

Soni N, Giguère K, Boily M-C, et al., 2021, Under-reporting of known HIV-positive status among people living with HIV: a systematic review and meta-analysis, Aids and Behavior, Vol:25, ISSN:1090-7165, Pages:3858-3870


Moore M, Donnell DJ, Boily M-C, et al., 2021, Estimated long-acting PrEP effectiveness in the HPTN 084 cohort using a model-based HIV incidence in the absence of PrEP, JOHN WILEY & SONS LTD, Pages:34-34

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