Dr Koen Pouwels
Koen joined HERC as a senior researcher in January 2019. His current work focuses on infectious disease and antimicrobial resistance modelling, randomised trial designs, economic evaluations alongside trials, incorporating long-term effects into economic evaluations, and statistical approaches to address time-dependent confounding in burden of illness studies.
His work has directly informed national COVID-19 mitigation and testing strategies, vaccination policies against various infectious diseases, as well as national targets for antibiotic prescribing in primary care.
Prior to joining HERC, Koen worked at Public Health England on projects using mathematical, statistical and machine learning approaches to understand and predict the development and health-economic impact of healthcare associated infections and antimicrobial resistance. Before coming to the UK, he obtained his PhD in epidemiology at the University of Groningen where he was also involved in a number of economic evaluations of vaccinations against infectious diseases.
The duration, dynamics and determinants of SARS-CoV-2 antibody responses in individual healthcare workers
Lumley SF. et al, (2020), Clinical Infectious Diseases
Community prevalence of SARS-CoV-2 in England from
April to November, 2020: results from the ONS Coronavirus
POUWELS K. et al, (2020), Lancet Public Health
Community prevalence of SARS-CoV-2 in England from April to November, 2020: results from the ONS Coronavirus Infection Survey.
Pouwels KB. et al, (2020), Lancet Public Health
Optimizing COVID-19 surveillance in long-term care facilities: a modelling study.
Smith DRM. et al, (2020), BMC Med, 18
Commentary: Overuse of antibiotics: Can viral vaccinations help stem the tide?
Miller L. et al, (2020), British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology