PhD, University of Edinburgh, 2004
MSc, University of Kwa-Zulo Natal
My interest is in the use of existing statistical methods as well as development of new ones that are relevant to the challenging task of investigating healthcare burdens globally. In my current position, I provide statistical support for the design and analysis of international health studies that involve combining data from various literature sources, and those that involve community-based interventions.
In particular, I am involved in 3 research groups. For the first one, I am in the process of investigating various methods for meta-analysis of pneumococcal serotype prevalence data and meningococcal surveillance data. For the second one, I provide statistical support for the Ethiopian studies aimed at preventing mother-to-child transmission of HIV through PEPFAR funding. Thirdly, I support studies on maternal and neonatal infections in Bangladesh, the main one being ANISA (Aetiology of Neonatal Infections in South Asia).