Epidemiology and Biostatistics
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Division of Epidemiology and Biostatistics

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PhD in Epidemiology – 2020 registered students​


Student: Tolulope Balogun (16367227)
Research Title: HIV Counselling and testing among adolescents and youth in South Africa
Supervisor: Dr Hassan Mahomed and Co-supervisor, Prof Lehana Thabane

Student: Trust Chibawara (15347419)
Research Title: Model-Based Inference of the Impact of Early Access to Antiretroviral Therapy for All on HIV Incidence
Supervisors: Prof Wim Delva and Co-supervisor, Prof Jean Nachega

Student: Claire Davies (13666371)
Research Title: Association between cumulative viral load and insulin resistance in perinatally-infected children HIV positive on ART
Supervisor: Prof Steve Innes and Co-supervisor, Dr Birhanu Ayele

Student: Geoffrey Fatti (21514526)
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.
Supervisor: Prof Usuf Chikte and Co-supervisor, Prof Jean Nachega

Student: Andrew Maher (23364378)
Research Title: Use of A Home-based Testing Program for Population-Level Estimates of HIV Incidence: Demonstration and Critical Assessment of a Novel Surveillance Method in Namibia's Zambezi Region.
Supervisor: Prof Alex Welte

Student: Laurette Mhlanga (21484503)
Research Title: Optimisation and benchmarking of analytical approaches to estimation of population level HIV incidence from survey data
Supervisor: Prof Alex Welte and Co-supervisor, Dr Eduard Grebe

Student: Neema Mosha (22063560)
Research Title: The impact of missing data on estimating HIV/AIDS prevalence, incidence and causal effects in demographic sentinel surveillance.
Supervisor: Prof Rhoderick Machekano and Co-supervisors, Prof Taryn Young and Prof Jim Todd

Student: Nkengafac Villyen Motaze (17205808)
Research Title: Burden of congenital rubella syndrome and potential impact of rubella vaccine introduction in South Africa
Supervisor: Prof Charles Wiysonge, Dr Melinda Suchard and Assoc. Prof C Jessica Metcalf

Student: David Niyukuri (19341172)
Research Title: Combining sexual behavioural survey data, phylodynamics and agent-based simulation models towards a unified framework for HIV prevention research.
Supervisor: Prof Wim Delva and Co-supervisor, Dr Hassan Mahomed

 ​Student: Mosima Pheeba (22468714)
Research Title: Emergence of Extended Spectrum Beta Lactamase-Producing Escherichia coli and Klebsiella Pneumoniae causing Multi-Drug Resistant Urinary tract infections at Dr George Mukhari Academic Hospital, Pretoria
Supervisor: Prof Peter Nyasulu