Dr Jessica Nakiyingi-Miiro

BStat MSc PhD

Distance Learning Tutor
Statistics and Epidemiology

15-17 Tavistock Place
United Kingdom

+256 (0)772 408 316

+256 (0)414 321137

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.


Department of Population Health
Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health
Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology
Faculty of Public Health and Policy


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 Area
Child health
Clinical trials
Public health
Statistical methods
Adolescent health
Qualitative methods
Reproductive health
Life-course epidemiology
Disease and Health Conditions
Chronic disease
Sexually transmitted infection
Sub-Saharan Africa (all income levels)

Selected Publications

High HIV Incidence and Socio-Behavioral Risk Patterns in Fishing Communities on the Shores of Lake Victoria, Uganda
Seeley, J.; Nakiyingi-Miiro, J.; Kamali, A.; Mpendo, J.; Asiki, G.; Abaasa, A.; de Bont, J.; Nielsen, L.; Kaleebu, P.; Team, C.S.
Sexually Transmitted Diseases
HIV prevalence and incidence are no longer falling in southwest Uganda: evidence from a rural population cohort 1989-2005
Shafer, L.A.; Biraro, S.; Nakiyingi-Miiro, J.; Kamali, A.; Ssematimba, D.; Ouma, J.; Ojwiya, A.; Hughes, P.; van der Paal, L.; Whitworth, J.; Opio, A.; Grosskurth, H.
The role of vertical transmission and health care-related factors in HIV infection of children - A community study in rural Uganda
Biraro, S.; Morison, L.A.; Nakiyingi-Miiro, J.; Whitworth, J.A.G.; Grosskurth, H.
Jaids-Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes
Changing association between schooling levels and HIV-1 infection over 11 years in a rural population cohort in south-west Uganda
de Walque, D.; Nakiyingi-Miiro, J.S.; Busingye, J.; Whitworth, J.A.
Tropical Medicine and International Health
Syndromic management of sexually-transmitted infections and behaviour change interventions on transmission of HIV-1 in rural Uganda: a community randomised trial
Kamali, A.; Quigley, M.; Nakiyingi, J.; Kinsman, J.; Kengeya-Kayondo, J.; Gopal, R.; Ojwiya, A.; Hughes, P.; Carpenter, L. M.; Whitworth, J.
Child survival in relation to mother's HIV infection and survival: evidence from a Ugandan cohort study
Nakiyingi, J. S.; Bracher, M.; Whitworth, J. A. G.; Ruberantwari, A.; Busingye, J.; Mbulaiteye, S. M.; Zaba, B.
23-valent pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine in HIV-1-infected Ugandan adults: double-blind, randomised and placebo controlled trial.
French, N.; Nakiyingi, J.; Carpenter, L.M.; Lugada, E.; Watera, C.; Moi, K.; Moore, M.; Antvelink, D.; Mulder, D.; Janoff, E.N.; Whitworth, J.; Gilks, C.F.;
Evaluation of a comprehensive school-based AIDS education programme in rural Masaka, Uganda
Kinsman, J.; Nakiyingi, J.; Kamali, A.; Carpenter, L.; Quigley, M.; Pool, R.; Whitworth, J.
Health Education Research
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