Epidemiology and Biostatistics
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Division of Epidemiology and Biostatistics

PhD in Epidemiology – 2023 registered students​

Student: Tolulope Balogun (16367227)
Research Title: HIV Counselling and testing among adolescents and youth in South Africa
Supervisor: Prof Peter S. Nyasulu and Co-supervisor, Prof Lehana Thabane

​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, Prof Kennedy Otwombe

Student: Franco Gericke (18172717)
Research Title: Transitional models in suicidal thoughts and behaviours: a Longitudinal Multivariate study
Supervisor: Assoc. Prof Jason Bantjes and Co-supervisor, Prof Ronny Bruffaerts

Student: Ameer Hohlfeld (22234489)
Research Title: Publication bias in randomised trials conducted in sub-Saharan Africa
Supervisor: Dr Tamara Kredo

Student: Marcel Kitenge (19363982)
Research Title: Burden and Treatment Outcomes of Advanced HIV Disease among adults Initiating Antiretroviral Therapy in Rural KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Supervisor: Prof Peter S. Nyasulu and Co-supervisor, Prof Geoffrey Fatti

Student: Lactatia Motsuku (22429611)
Research Title: Liver cancer and Hepatitis B virus in South Africa
Supervisor: Prof Juliet Pulliam and Co-supervisor, Dr Mazvita Muchengeti

Student: Caroline Osoro (25665073)
Research Title: Strengthening evidence to policy pathways to improve management of Malaria in pregnancy in Kenya.
Supervisor: Prof Taryn Young and Co-supervisors, Prof Eleanor Ochodo and Prof Feiko ter Kuile

Student: Mosima Pheeha (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 S. Nyasulu and Co-supervisor, Dr Bettina Chale-Matsau

Student: Susan Van Wyk (12900281)
Research Title: Tuberculosis case-finding pathways: A route planner
Supervisor: Prof Taryn Young and Co-supervisor, Prof Mareli Claassens

Student: Motlatsi Rangoanana (24279625)
Research Title: Development of Health technology for improvement of TB treatment adherence and outcomes in rural settings in Lesotho
Supervisor: Prof Peter S. Nyasulu and Co-supervisor, Prof Justine O. Daramola 


2022 Graduates 

Laurette Mhlanga

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Neema Mosha and Laurette Mhlanga
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Trust Chibawara

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 Peter S. Nyasulu


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: 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