Christiaan Mulder

Senior Epidemiologist

Christiaan Mulder is a senior epidemiologist and Team Lead Prevention & Access at KNCV. He holds a PhD in Epidemiology which he obtained at the University of Amsterdam. His PhD included studies to strengthen TB contact investigation and latent tuberculosis infection (LTBI) control practices.

Prior to joining KNCV, he lived and worked in rural Tanzania to do research on innovative TB diagnostics. At KNCV, he conducts epidemiological, cost-effectiveness and qualitative research, and TB epidemiological assessments in high TB-burden countries. He provides technical assistance for the design and implementation of drug resistance surveys, optimal screening and diagnostic algorithms (including Xpert MTB/RIF and CAD4TB). Christiaan is a co-investigator for TB preventive treatment demonstration projects and trials, including qualitative research components, and on introducing new drug regimens for drug-resistant TB. He facilitates workshops to determine the TB burden and gaps in treatment coverage at subnational level. In additions he has published a number of peer-reviewed articles on the outcomes and practices of TB contact investigations.

Recent publications

Nicole Salazar-Austi, Christiaan Mulder, Graeme Hoddinott, Theresa Ryckman, Colleen F. Hanrahan, Kavindhran Velen, Lucy Chimoyi, Salome Charalambous and Violet N Chihota. Preventive Treatment for Household Contacts of Drug-Susceptible Tuberculosis Patients. Pathogens 2022, 11(11), 1258; Abstract & full paper.

Christiaan Mulder, Stephan Rupert, Ery Setiawan, Elmira Mambetova, Patience Edo, Jhon Sugiharto, Sani Useni, et al. Budgetary impact of using BPaL for treating extensively drug-
resistant tuberculosis. BMJ Global Health 2022;7:e007182. doi:10.1136/ bmjgh-2021-007182. Full paper

Van de Berg SEJ, Erkens C, Mulder C. Tuberculosis contact investigation following the stone-in-the-pond principle in the Netherlands – Did adjusted guidelines lead to improved efficiency?. Eurosurveillance 2021. Accepted for publication.

Lyakurwa D, Lyimo J, Mulder C, Pelzer PT, Koppelaar I, Heus M.; Assessment of training and mentoring for DR-TB care decentralization in Tanzania; Hum Resour Health. 2021 Apr 26;19(1):56. Abstract/full article.

Mulder C, Nkiligi E, Kondo Z, Scholten JN, What data to look for when using SUBsET for subnational tuberculosis incidence estimation, Int J Tuberc Lung Dis. 2020. No abstract available.


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