Dr Jessica Nakiyingi-Miiro
BStat MSc PhD
Distance Learning Tutor
Statistics and Epidemiology
15-17 Tavistock Place
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; and a PhD from the University og London.
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, PHM101 Basic Epidemiology, and PHM305 Projects.
My interests are in HIV, adult and child mortality, adolescent health, social impact of HIV, fertility, orphanhood, reproductive health, and non-communicable diseases.