Quantitative Methods in Global Health: 2022 Mini-Conference

Sponsored by the McGoldrick Professional Development Program in Public Health

Tuesday, 16 August 2022
8am-noon EDT; 2-6pm CAT; 3-7pm Uganda and Tanzania time

Opening remarks from Marcello Pagano

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Professor of Statistical Computing

Director, McGoldrick Professional Development Program

Department of Biostatistics, Harvard Chan School


Keynote address from Dr. Sikhulile Moyo

“How pathogen genomics data has shaped global public health in the era of COVID-19”

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Laboratory Director, Botswana-Harvard AIDS Institute Partnership
Research Associate, Harvard Chan School
McGoldrick Fellowship Alumnus

To listen to Dr. Moyo’s talk, please click here.


Lightening Talks

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“Be smart about your health; Think critically, make smart choices” By Ronald Ssenyonga, Makerere University, Uganda

“Discrete time-to-event models with frailty: A case study of infant mortality in Sierra Leone” by Fundiswa Mdluli and Jesca Batidzirai, University of Kwa-Zulu Natal, South Africa

“Neurodevelopment Services Availability and Readiness” by Harriet Babikako and Ezekiel Musasizi, Makarare University, Uganda

“Spatio-Temporal and statistical prediction models of human infectious diseases in East African countries” by Muhammed Semakula, University of Hasselt | University of Rwanda | Rwanda Biomedical Centre, Rwanda

Four slides showing images from results and methods of each talk

Workshop in Data Visualization led by Amy Zhou

Amy present an overview of how to convey complex insights from research datasets using data visualization tools. For those familiar with R software, she presented code and guidance for presenting such data visualizations. Complete materials from her workshop can be found here.

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Opportunities to network!

We had participants from nine countries join to discuss opportunities for collaboration.

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Closing remarks from Henry Mwambi


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Professor of Statistics

School of Mathematics, Statistics, and Computer Science

Principal Investigator, DSI-Africa Programme