Epidemiology and Biostatistics
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Division of Epidemiology and Biostatistics

Doctoral Candidate Profiles


Trust Chibawara
PhD in Epidemiology
Supervisors: Prof Wim Delva and Co-Supervisor, Prof. Jean Nachega
Research Title: Model-Based Inference of the Impact of Early Access to Antiretroviral Therapy for All on HIV Incidence among Young Woman in Swaziland


Chinwe Juliana Iwu
Ph.D in Epidemiology
Supervisors: Prof Charles Wiysonge
Research Title: Vaccines Supply Chain in South Africa.

 

David Niyukuri
PhD in Epidemiology
Supervisor: Prof Wim Delva and co-Supervisor, Dr Hassan Mahomed
Research Title: Combining sexual behavioural survey data, phylodynamics and agent-based simulation models towards a unified framework for HIV prevention research


Nkengafac Villyen Motaze
PhD in Epidemiology
Supervisors: Prof Charles S U Wiysonge, Dr Melinda S Suchard and Assoc. Prof C Jessica E Metcalf
Research Title: Burden of congenital rubella syndrome and potential impact of rubella vaccine introduction in South Africa


Elizabeth Gonese
PhD in Epidemiology
Supervisors: Prof John Hargrove & Dr Jean Bisimwa Nachega
Research Title: Evaluation of the Mean Duration of Recent Infection (MDRI) and the False Recent Rate (FRR) for the Limiting Antigen Avidity Enzyme Immune Assay (LAg) and Bio-Rad HIV ½ Plus O Avidity Assay (BioRad)


Olatunji Adetokunboh
PhD in Epidemiology
Supervisors: Prof Charles Wiysonge & Dr Olalekan Uthman
Research Title: Understanding the relationship between vaccination and HIV infection among the sub-Saharan African children.


Joseph Sempa
PhD in Epidemiology
Supervisors: Prof Martin Nieuwoudt
Research Title: The effects of longitudinal HIV viral load exposure on Immune outcomes, Mortality, and Opportunistic infections in people on ART in sub-Saharan Africa

 

Charles Okwundu
PhD in Epidemiology
Supervisors: Prof Charles Wiysonge & Johan Smith
Research Title: Screening for risk of severe hyperbilirubinemia in South African newborns.

 

Abdu Adamu
PhD in Epidemiology
Supervisors: Prof Charles Wiysonge
Research Title: Evaluating the impact of healthcare quality improvement on missed opportunities for vaccination in primary care setting in urban slums in Kano State, Nigeria. 

 

Geoffrey Fatti
PhD in Epidemiology
Supervisors: Prof Usuf Chikte & Prof Jean Nachega
Research Title: An evaluation of the effectiveness of task-shifting health systems approaches, including community-based and pharmaceutical care models, for HIV treatment and prevention programs in South Africa.


For enquiries re doctoral studies contact: Dr C Ramnarayan chaneller@sun.ac.za