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.
Koen is a member of the Healthcare Associated Infectious Working Group of the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI). His work has directly informed national vaccination and immunisation policies, 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.
Epidemiology and health-economic burden of urinary catheter-associated infection in English NHS hospitals: a probabilistic modelling study
Smith DRM. et al, (2019), Journal of Hospital Infection
The challenge of antimicrobial resistance: What economics can contribute
Roope LSJ. et al, (2019), Science, 364, eaau4679 - eaau4679
Antibiotic resistance, stewardship, and consumption.
Pouwels KB. et al, (2019), Lancet Planet Health, 3
Selection and co-selection of antibiotic resistances among Escherichia coli by antibiotic use in primary care: An ecological analysis.
Pouwels KB. et al, (2019), PloS one, 14
Identifying English Practices that Are High Antibiotic Prescribers Accounting for Comorbidities and Other Legitimate Medical Reasons for Variation
Hope EC. et al, (2018), EClinicalMedicine, 6, 36 - 41