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 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, Dimitrov D, Silhol R, et al., 2021, The potential effect of COVID-19-related disruptions on HIV incidence and HIV-related mortality among men who have sex with men in the USA: a modelling study, The Lancet Hiv, Vol:8, ISSN:2405-4704, Pages:e206-e215

Booton RD, Fu G, MacGregor L, et al., 2021, The impact of disruptions due to COVID-19 on HIV transmission and control among men who have sex with men in China., J Int Aids Soc, Vol:24

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, ISSN:1525-4135

Geidelberg L, Mitchell KM, Alary M, et al., 2021, A mathematical model impact analysis of a real-life pre-exposure prophylaxis and treatment-as-prevention study among female sex workers in Cotonou, Benin, Jaids: Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes, Vol:86, ISSN:1525-4135, Pages:e28-e42

Wong NS, Powers KA, Tucker JD, et al., 2021, Modelling the impact of a sex work crackdown on syphilis transmission among female sex workers and their clients in South China, Sexually Transmitted Infections, Vol:97, ISSN:1368-4973, Pages:45-50

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