Dr Jessica Nakiyingi-Miiro BStat MSc PhD

Distance Learning Tutor Statistics and Epidemiology


I began tutoring MSc students at the school in 2005 when I joined the school in September 2005 as a research student. After completing my PhD in 2010, I continued working as a Distance Learning (DL) tutor in Statistics and supervision of MSc projects.

Previously, I worked with MRC/UVRI Uganda Research Unit on AIDS as the Statistician on the Pnuemococcal Vaccine Trial (1996-1998), the trial Statistician for the Fluconazole trial (2004-2005), and was the Head of the Statistics section (1999-2005). After completing my PhD I rejoined MRC Uganda unit as a Senior Statistical Epidemiologist to supervise statistical services for epidemiology and social science studies.

I have a BStat (hons) degree from Makerere University, a Graduate diploma in Statistics and an MSc(Epidemiology & Population Health) from Australian National University.




University teaching experience started in 2001, when I lectured MSc (Clinical Epidemiology) in Biostatistics at Makerere University. From April 2002 to December 2003, I supervised an MRC Rogers Fellow whose topic was “The Development of a Simulation model of the HIV epidemic in rural SouthWestern Uganda, and Investigation of the potential impact of various interventions.

At LSHTM, I have tutored on various Statistics and Epidemiology courses including: STEPH, SME, ADRS, and the Intensive Course in Epidemiology & Medical Statistics. Currently, I'm a Distance Learning (DL) tutor in the Faculty of Public Health and Policy on PHM102 Basic Statistics for Public Health and Policy and PHM305 Projects.


My interests are in HIV, adult and child mortality, adolescent health, social impact of HIV, fertility and orphanhood.

Research areas

  • Adolescent health
  • Alcohol
  • Child health
  • Clinical trials
  • Fertility
  • Public health
  • Qualitative methods
  • Reproductive health
  • Schools
  • Statistical methods
  • Surveillance


  • Demography
  • Epidemiology
  • Life-course epidemiology
  • Statistics

Disease and Health Conditions

  • Chronic disease
  • Sexually transmitted infection


  • Sub-Saharan Africa (all income levels)


  • Uganda

Other interests

  • Adolescent HIV
  • Adolescents
  • Adult Mortality
  • Africa
  • Analysis Of Longitudinal Data
  • Antiretroviral Therapy
  • Child Mortality
  • Child Survival
  • Cohort Studies
  • Database Management
  • Developing countries
  • Education
  • HIV
  • Population Based Interventions
  • Sexual and Reproductive Health
  • alcohol use
  • pregnancy
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