Research Degree Student
David received a Masters of Public Health in Epidemiology and Biostatistics from the University of California at Berkeley. Following his graduation, he worked as an Epidemiologist with Medecins Sans Frontieres for two years, first in Niger where his work centred around malnutrition and Malaria seasonal chemoprophylaxis. He also worked in Swaziland where his work concentrated on prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV as well as viral load monitoring, HIV genotyping and antiretroviral therapy adherence.
David's PhD research follows on from his experience with prevention of mother-to-child transmission in Swaziland. He's interested in evaluating the impact of Option B+ on maternal and infant survival and retention in HIV care. His research utilises data from Agincourt health and demographic surveillance system (HDSS), one of the ALPHA network sites in South Africa. Specifically, his research utilises data generated from clinical record linkage and an annually conducted demographic surveillance census.
David is affiliated with the Population Studies Group (PSG) at LSHTM.