Imperial College London

Dr Kate Mitchell

Faculty of MedicineSchool of Public Health

Honorary Senior Research Fellow



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UG4Norfolk PlaceSt Mary's Campus





My research focuses on the use of mathematical modelling of infectious disease transmission to understand how diseases spread and inform control policies.

I currently hold a Wellcome Trust ISSF Springboard Fellowship to characterize and model the relationship between socio-economic status and infectious disease risk in the UK, with a particular focus on HIV and COVID-19.

Prior to my fellowship, I worked for the HIV Prevention Trials Network (HPTN) Modelling Centre, using 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.

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)



Ong JJ, Booton RD, Tucker JD, et al., 2023, Economic evaluation of improving HIV self-testing among men who have sex with men in China using a crowdsourced intervention: a cost-effectiveness analysis, Aids, Vol:37, ISSN:0269-9370, Pages:671-678

Mitchell KM, Boily MC, Hanscom B, et al., 2023, Estimating the impact of HIV PrEP regimens containing long-acting injectable cabotegravir or daily oral tenofovir disoproxil fumarate/emtricitabine among men who have sex with men in the United States: a mathematical modelling study for HPTN 083, The Lancet Regional Health - Americas, Vol:18, ISSN:2667-193X

Remien RH, Dacus J-D, Farley JE, et al., 2023, HTPN 078: an enhanced case management study to achieve viral suppression among viremic HIV-positive men who have sex with men in the United States., Aids, Vol:37, ISSN:0269-9370, Pages:217-231

Mitchell KM, Maheu-Giroux M, Dimitrov D, et al., 2022, How can progress towards Ending the HIV Epidemic in the United States be monitored?, Clinical Infectious Diseases, Vol:75, ISSN:1058-4838, Pages:163-169


Stannah J, Anato JLF, Mitchell KM, et al., 2022, Improving our understanding of how structural determinants impact HIV epidemics: A scoping review of dynamic models to guide future research, JOHN WILEY & SONS LTD, Pages:142-143

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