Imperial College London

Dr Thomas Hone

Faculty of MedicineSchool of Public Health

Research Fellow







Reynolds BuildingCharing Cross Campus





Thomas Hone is a research fellow at the Department of Primary Care & Public Health. He joined in January 2014, completing his PhD on the impact of primary care in Brazil in the department in February 2017. He completed his undergraduate degree in Natural Sciences at the University of Cambridge before starting a Masters of Public Health (MPH) at Imperial College in 2012. 

Thomas's main research focus in evaluating primary healthcare programs in low and middle income countries. He works closely with Professor Chris Millett at the Department of Primary Care & Public Health. His work has been based in Turkey and Brazil - two countries which have undergone rapid expansion of primary healthcare in recent years - and collaborates with researchers there. He looks how expansion of these programs has contributed to changes in health service utilisation and health outcomes, and the wider impact on equity.

He also maintains interest in a wide range of other topics relating to health systems and policy including: health systems financing; financial risk protection; and policy evaluation.


Selected Publications

Journal Articles

Hone T, Saraceni V, Coeli CM, et al., 2020, Primary health care expansion and mortality in Brazil’s urban poor: a cohort analysis of 1.2 million adults, PLOS Medicine, Vol:17, ISSN:1549-1277, Pages:1-20

Hone T, Powell-Jackon T, Santos LMP, et al., 2020, Impact of the Programa Mais médicos (more doctors Programme) on primary care doctor supply and amenable mortality: quasi-experimental study of 5565 Brazilian municipalities, BMC Health Services Research, Vol:20, ISSN:1472-6963

Hone TV, Macinko J, Millett C, 2018, Revisiting Alma-Ata: what is the role of primary health care in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals?, The Lancet, Vol:392, ISSN:0140-6736, Pages:1461-1472

Rasella D, Basu S, Hone TV, et al., 2018, Child morbidity and mortality associated with alternative policy responses to the economic crisis in Brazil: a nationwide microsimulation study, PLOS Medicine, Vol:15, ISSN:1549-1277

Hone TV, Rasella D, Barreto ML, et al., 2017, Association between expansion of primary healthcare and racial inequalities in mortality amenable to primary care in Brazil: A national longitudinal analysis, Plos Medicine, Vol:14, ISSN:1549-1676

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