Mrs Leah Schrubbe
Research Student - MPhil/PhD - Epidemiology & Population Health
I am a PhD candidate in the Department of Population Health, Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health. I hold an MSc in Reproductive and Sexual Health Research from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and a BA in Psychology from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. I have a decade of experience in research management and implementation, including several years of global health experience in Sub-Saharan Africa. My expertise is in HIV, reproductive health, and maternal and child health research.
My doctoral research focuses on the intersection of HIV and violence against women among pregnant and postpartum women in sub-Saharan Africa. My work will examine the epidemiology of mother-to-child transmission of HIV among pregnant and postpartum women in Sub-Saharan Africa and the impact of violence against women. In addition, I will answer critical questions on changes in violence before, during, and after pregnancy and its impact on prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV.