I am a Research Associate working with the Manicaland Centre for Public Health Research; a major collaborative HIV/STD prevention research initiative based in Manicaland, east Zimbabwe.
The Manicaland Centre hosts a population-based, open cohort survey investigating the dynamics of HIV transmission and its impact.
My PhD investigated methods to 1) evaluate and differentiate risk of HIV acquisition in adolescent and young people and 2) evaluate and apply a multi-level framework measuring use, and barriers to use, of primary HIV prevention methods.
Current projects include:
- developing improved methods for collecting data in population-based surveys for use in measuring and interpreting HIV prevention cascades
- understanding and improving the uptake of HIV prevention methods among young people in Manicaland
- harnessing male peer networks to enhance engagement with HIV prevention: a large-scale cluster randomized trial to increase HIV self-testing and PrEP uptake among men in Eastern Zimbabwe
et al., 2024, Do risk, time and prosocial preferences predict risky sexual behaviour of youths in a low-income, high-risk setting?, Journal of Health Economics, Vol:93, ISSN:0167-6296, Pages:102845-102845
et al., 2023, Strengthening the HIV prevention cascade to maximise epidemiological impact in Eastern Zimbabwe: a modelling study, The Lancet Global Health, Vol:11, ISSN:2214-109X, Pages:e1105-e1113
et al., 2023, Relationship between psychological distress, health behaviours and future reports of hypertension among adults in East Zimbabwe: a cohort study, Open Heart, Vol:10, ISSN:2053-3624, Pages:1-10
et al., 2023, Risk of early horizontal transmission of hepatitis B virus in children of uninfected mothers in sub-Saharan Africa: a systematic review and meta-analysis, The Lancet Global Health, Vol:11, ISSN:2214-109X, Pages:e715-e728
et al., 2023, Association between HIV status and payment for hypertension care in Manicaland, East Zimbabwe: a cross-sectional study, AIDSImpact 2023