Imperial College London


Faculty of MedicineSchool of Public Health

J-IDEA Research Associate







Sir Alexander Fleming BuildingSouth Kensington Campus





I am a Research Associate in the Global Environmental Health Research Group and the Abdul Latif Jameel Institute for Disease and Emergency Analytics (J-IDEA). Prior to joining Imperial I worked with UNICEF as a part of a team estimating global trends in child mortality and stillbirths. I received my PhD in Biostatistics from the University of Washington. I also obtained an MS in Biostatistics from George Washington University and a BA in Mathematics from Macalester College.

I am broadly interested in applications of statistics to problems in global and public health. Recent projects I have worked on include the development and application of Bayesian models to estimate global stillbirth trends, statistical methods for risk prediction that incorporate decision-theoretic measures, and examining associations between contraceptive and sexually transmitted disease in women at risk for HIV.



Mishra A, Bůžková P, Balkus JE, et al., 2020, Accounting for informative sampling in estimation of associations between sexually transmitted infections and hormonal contraceptive methods, Statistical Communications in Infectious Diseases, Vol:0, ISSN:2194-6310

Kiweewa FM, Brown E, Mishra A, et al., 2019, Acquisition of Sexually Transmitted Infections among Women Using a Variety of Contraceptive Options: A prospective Study among High-Risk African Women, Journal of the International Aids Society, ISSN:1758-2652

Akello CA, Bunge KE, Nakabiito C, et al., 2017, Contraceptive Use and Pregnancy Incidence Among Women Participating in an HIV Prevention Trial, Journal of Women's Health, Vol:26, ISSN:1540-9996, Pages:670-676

Balkus JE, Nair G, Montgomery ET, et al., 2015, Age-Disparate Partnerships and Risk of HIV-1 Acquisition Among South African Women Participating in the VOICE Trial, Jaids Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes, Vol:70, ISSN:1525-4135, Pages:212-217

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