Dr Hugo C Turner (PhD)
Lead Health Economist
Hugo joined OUCRU in August 2016 and is establishing a health economics research team within the unit. His role is to build in-house capacity to design and perform health economic analyses and his team is currently developing a wide range of health economic studies – including projects on dengue, hepatitis C and tetanus.
Hugo received a MSc in Epidemiology and a PhD in Infectious Disease Dynamics from Imperial College London (2010-2014). After his PhD, Hugo took a position as the Research Stream Leader for Health Economics at the London Centre for Neglected Tropical Disease Research, working with Professor Sir Roy M Anderson. His research focused on incorporating health economics into dynamic transmission models, and conducting field studies to collect cost data.
Hugo has published more than 34 articles in international journals.
5 key recent research articles:
Turner, H.C., Bettis, A.A., Dunn, J.C., Whitton, J.M., Hollingsworth T.D., Fleming, F.M. and Anderson, R.M. (2017) Economic considerations for moving beyond the Kato-Katz technique for diagnosing intestinal parasites as we move towards elimination. Trends Parasitol, 33: 435–443.
Turner, H.C., Bettis, A.A., Chu, B.K., McFarland, D.A., Hooper, P.J., Mante, S.D., Fitzpatrick, C. and Bradley, M.H. (2017) Investment success in public health: An analysis of the cost-effectiveness and cost-benefit of the Global Programme to Eliminate Lymphatic Filariasis. Clin Infect Dis, 64: 728-735.
Turner, H.C., Truscott, J.E., Fleming, F.M., Hollingsworth T.D., Brooker, S.J. and Anderson, R.M (2016). Cost-effectiveness of scaling up mass drug administration for the control of soil-transmitted helminths: a comparison of cost function and constant costs analyses. Lancet Infect Dis. 16 (7):838-46.
Turner, H.C., Walker, M., French, M.D., Blake, I.M., Churcher, T.S. and Basáñez, M.G. (2014) Neglected tools for neglected diseases: mathematical models in economic evaluations. Trends Parasitol. 30(12):562-570.
Turner, H.C., Walker, M., Churcher, T.S., Osei-Atweneboana, M.Y., Biritwum, N-K., Hopkins, A., Prichard, R.K. and Basáñez, M.G. (2014) Reaching the London Declaration on Neglected Tropical Diseases goals for onchocerciasis: an economic evaluation of increasing the frequency of ivermectin treatment in Africa. Clin Infect Dis, 59(7):923-32.