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 (since 2018)
  • Associate Editor for BMC Infectious Diseases (2016-2018)



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

Stannah J, Dale E, Elmes J, et al., 2019, HIV testing and engagement with the HIV treatment cascade among men who have sex with men in Africa: A systematic review and meta-analysis, Lancet Hiv, Vol:6, ISSN:2405-4704, Pages:e769-e787

Brown P, Tan A-C, El-Esawi MA, et al., 2019, Large expert-curated database for benchmarking document similarity detection in biomedical literature search, Database: the Journal of Biological Databases and Curation, Vol:2019, ISSN:1758-0463, Pages:1-66

Wong NS, Chan KCW, Wong BCK, et al., 2019, Latent tuberculosis infection testing strategies for HIV-positive individuals in Hong Kong., Jama Network Open, Vol:2, ISSN:2574-3805, Pages:1-12

Dimitrov D, Moore J, Wood D, et al., 2019, Predicted effectiveness of daily and non-daily PrEP for MSM based on sex and pill-taking patterns from HPTN 067/ADAPT, Clinical Infectious Diseases, ISSN:1058-4838

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