My background is in public health and epidemiology, where I hold an MSc in Epidemiology & Biostatistics and a PhD in Public Health from the University of the Witwatersrand in South Africa. Since 2013, I have focused on HIV-related operational research, monitoring and evaluation and health systems strengthening. My research activities have centred around piloting and evaluating new and existing models of HIV care to inform health policy in South Africa during my tenure as Epidemiologist at the National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) and other non-governmental organizations in South Africa.
I joined LSTM in August 2021 to conduct research evaluating health care delivery strategies for preventing and managing HIV-infection and non-communicable diseases in Africa. In this role, I contribute to the design of new research studies, writing of new grant protocols, data analysis and publication of research findings in peer-reviewed journals.
I am a Registered Scientist at the South African Council for Natural Scientific Professions.