• 2020 Summer Intern Series (2)

    In the next installment of our summer intern series, we hear about the “day in the life” of one of our interns.    Yousef El-Tawil Hello! I am a medical student by background at Kings College London and I am currently completing my intercalated MSc in Global Health Policy at the London School of Economics. […]

  • 2020 Summer Intern Series (1)

    Like everyone else, the HealthLumen team has been working hard these last few months to continue our work and navigate the new realities of a COVID-19 world. We have written about the role of modelling in post-COVID-19 decision making and have been working with various partners on the links between NCDs and COVID-19 outcomes. Despite […]

  • NEWS: Estimating the burden of CKD in the UK

    This week HealthLumen in partnership with AstraZeneca presented new work on the burden of chronic kidney disease (CKD) in the UK at the ERA-EDTA 2020 Congress. The study aims to compare and validate two different approaches to estimating the burden of CKD in the UK, and to estimate how this is predicted to change by […]

  • Happy Birthday to us…

    Today is a year since HealthLumen was founded. And, despite the current situation, we are fortunate that we have much to celebrate. To get the company launched we completed a successful transaction with the UK Health Forum, taking ownership of a powerful microsimulation platform with a 12-year track record of modelling non-communicable diseases and the […]

  • Simulating the future: The role of computer modelling in a post-COVID-19 world

    In collaboration with our charity partner The Royal Society for Public Health. Our COO and Co-Founder Laura Webber has set out the role of computer modelling in decision making in the post-COVID-19 world. Our first guest blog for RSPH. For further resources on COVID-19 please visit the RSPH COVID-19 hub. This resource is being updated […]

  • NEWS: Long-term health impacts of changing air pollution exposure in London

    Today, the Mayor of London published a HealthLumen report commissioned by Transport for London and the Greater London Authority modelling the long-term health impacts of changing exposure to NO2 and PM2.5 in London.   The report reveals that by 2050 the impact of current air quality policies, including the London Environment Strategy are predicted to result […]

  • NEWS: The Health of the Nation – A Strategy for Healthier Longer Lives

    Yesterday saw the launch of the National Strategy to meet the government’s stated mission of “five extra healthy years by 2035”. The key challenge this initiative aims to address is that, whilst we are all living longer, too many of these years are just extra years of bad health. There are also continued, significant health […]

  • 2020 Vision: And beyond

    The term “20/20 vision” informally denotes perfect eyesight. So, moving into the year 2020 it is an apt metaphor for our goal, which is to help improve global population health through better decision-making. Our forecasting methodology – based on a microsimulation model – integrates health, economic and population data from multiple sources as a baseline […]

  • Launching our start-up

    As Business Operations Manager at HealthLumen, I have been responsible for getting in place all the systems and processes we need to launch the company. I’m sharing here some of our experiences, and the decisions made on the systems we chose, which I hope will be useful for other start-ups aiming to get up and […]

  • A sweet alignment: Microsimulation and the soft drinks levy

    In the weeks before his election Boris Johnson called for a review and potential roll back of ‘sin taxes’ which bemused experts, including the public health community. He stated that “once we leave the EU on 31 October, we will have a historic opportunity to change the way politics is done in this country. A […]