Rebecca Harris

Rebecca Harris

Assistant Professor 

London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM), UK







Network Associate


Research Keywords: 

TB, Epidemiology, Mathematical modelling



Rebecca Harris is an Assistant Professor in TB mathematical modelling and epidemiology at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. Her research includes the development of mathematical models to assess the potential epidemiological impact of new TB vaccines in China, India and South Africa, and the development of a novel low-cost app for spatial mapping of TB in low income settings to support the design of TB vaccine studies and public health programmes. Her area of specialisation is epidemiology and mathematical modelling to inform mid-to-late stage development of TB vaccines. 

She was awarded an MBioch in Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry and an MSc in Global Health from the University of Oxford in 2008 and 2009, respectively, and a PhD in epidemiology and mathematical modelling from LSHTM in 2017. From 2009 to 2013, as Technical Officer in the Global Influenza Programme of the World Health Organization, and subsequently as a consultant Epidemiology Manager at GlaxoSmithKline Vaccines, her research has spanned influenza, tuberculosis, malaria, neglected tropical diseases and emerging infectious diseases.  


Related Websites: 

Profile page at LSHTM


Key Publications:

Harris RC, Sumner T, Knight GM, and White RG. New tuberculosis vaccines – modelling the impact of age targeted vaccination in China and implications for vaccine development. Lancet Global Health 2019; 7(2): e209-218

Schrager, L, Harris RC, Vekemans J. Research and development of new tuberculosis vaccines: a review. F1000 Research 2018; 7(1732). •

Harris, RC (2018) Informing development strategies for new tuber- culosis vaccines: mathematical modelling and novel epidemiological tools. PhD thesis, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. DOI:

Harris RC, Dodd PJ, and White RG. The potential impact of BCG vaccine supply shortages on global paediatric tuberculosis mortality. BMC Medicine 2016; 14:138

Harris RC, Sumner T, Knight GM, and White RG. Systematic review of mathematical models exploring the epidemiological impact of future TB vaccines. Human Vaccines and Immunotherapeutics 2016; 12(11): 2813–2832 

Harris RC, Khan MS, Martin LJ, Allen V, Moore DAJ, Fielding K, Grandjean L and the LSHTM MDR-TB surgery systematic review group. The effect of surgery on the outcome of treatment for multidrugresistant tuberculosis: a systematic review and meta-analysis. BMC Infectious Diseases 2016; 16:262.